PROJECT EXCEL ADOLESCENT PROGRAM
Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines the word “Excel” as “to Distinguish Oneself”. The goal of Project Excel is to raise the level of understanding regarding alcohol and drug addiction as well as providing a treatment program that will address the problems being experienced by the young people (ages 13 to 17) who walk through our doors. The ultimate goal is to have each young person distinguish themselves by actively participating in their treatment program and leaving with a foundation for continued sobriety in the future.
Twelve Oaks accepts adolescent boys ages 13-17 who are experiencing alcohol and drug problems. Twelve Oaks adolescent counselors will assist the adolescent and their family with obtaining an appropriate outpatient aftercare provider within their home community. If the adolescent already has an aftercare provider, the staff at Twelve Oaks will insure that this individual is apprised of the adolescents’ treatment program while at Twelve Oaks and their progress.
Project Excel program consists of the following components:
- Detox Services, if indicated
- In-Patient Rehabilitation
- Partial Hospitalization
- Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
- Social Rehabilitation - Learning New and Better
- Socialization Skills and Breaking Old Habits
- School Activity Time and GED Prep
- Life Skills Groups - Self Esteem, Positive
- Relationships and Cultural Diversity
- AA/NA Treatment Foundation
- Individual Counseling
- Experiential/Activity Therapy Groups
- Substance Abuse Specific Groups
- Step Work and Big Book Study
- Specific Adolescent NA Group
- Relapse Prevention
- Medical/Health Related Issues to Addiction
- Psycho Educational Lectures
- Weekly Family Contact and Weekly Family Day
- Age Specific Treatment Videos
- Behavioral Contract and Reward System
- Weekly Outings
- Ongoing Structure and Supervision
- Optional Spiritual Group
Residents can be maintained on medications as prescribed by their own personal physician. Detox medication will be prescribed and monitored by our attending ASAM certified physician. Other medications may be recommended, but in all instances, parents will be advised and their consent will be obtained prior to initiating any medication.
Twelve Oaks adolescent counselors will assist the adolescent and their family with obtaining an appropriate outpatient aftercare provider within their home community. If the adolescent already has an aftercare provider, the staff at Twelve Oaks will insure that this individual is apprised of the adolescents’ treatment program while at Twelve Oaks and their progress.
Warning Signs of Drug Abuse in Adolescents
- Drop in academic performance & unexplained school absences.
- Lack of interest in personal appearance.
- Withdrawal, isolation, depression, fatigue.
- Aggressive, rebellious behavior.
- Hostility and lack of cooperativeness.
- Deteriorating relationships with family including passive attitudes toward or withdrawal from family activities and discussions.
- Change in friends and/or secrecy about new acquaintances and their activities.
- Loss of interest in hobbies and/or sports.
- Change in eating/sleeping habits.
- Radical fluctuation in weight, appetite or thirst.
- Excessive use of eye drops or breath mints.
- Evidence of drugs or drug paraphernalia.
- Physical changes (e.g., runny nose not from cold, red eyes, coughing, wheezing, bruises, needle marks).
Borrowing excessive amounts of money or cash and other items missing from home.