Established in 1986 to respond to the growing need for adolescent alcohol and drug treatment in the Pacific Northwest, Elkhorn Adolescent Treatment Center provides a structured 90-day minimum program, in a rural location, with gender specific accommodations. The 12-step recovery model integrates an adolescent behavior modification treatment program incentive teaching system. The aim is to teach adolescents accountability, positive behavior and social skills.
Individual Daily Evaluation
Social Skill Development
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.