Logo for: Connecting to Care

Substance Use and Recovery Services

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)

Multidimensional Family Therapy provides intensive in-home family-based clinical interventions to address alcohol or drug use and/or other behavioral health concerns for children (ages 9-18) who are at risk of out-of-home placement or who are returning home from a residential level of care.

The treatment objective is to eliminate the adolescent’s substance use and behavioral health concerns to improve mental health, school, and family functioning.


Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Multisystemic Therapy is an evidence-based in-home treatment for youth (ages 12-17) with serious acting out behaviors at home, in school, and/or in the community, which may include substance misuse, truancy, defiance of rules at home, or delinquent behavior in the community.

The treatment focuses on supporting parents/caregivers in addressing the youth’s behavioral health issues and helping them be successful in managing their child’s behavior. Parents/caregivers are active participants in every stage of the treatment process.


Helping Youth and Parents Enter (HYPE) Recovery

HYPE Recovery provides weekly in-home family-focused treatment for youth up to age 21 to reduce opioid use and commonly associated substance use problems. HYPE Recovery combines three services:

  • Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), a family-centered treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health;
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use, for those youth who need and want it; and
  • Recovery Monitoring and Support (RMS), a post-treatment to ensure ongoing connection to community services and peer supports.

Substance Screening, Treatment, and Recovery for Youth (SSTRY)

Substance Screening, Treatment, and Recovery for Youth is a family-focused outpatient (office-based) substance use treatment that uses the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and follow-up Assertive Continuing Care (ACC) evidence-based practices to help youth and young adults (ages 12-24) develop positive relationships and connect to social activities, set goals and build life skills, access other health services when needed, and move toward decreasing and eliminating use of alcohol and other drugs.

This program then helps youth enter recovery for substance use by highlighting follow-through with needed education/GED services, justice compliance, healthcare, and other programs and social activities. The aftercare part of the program is delivered in the family’s home or other community setting.


To find the best service match for a child’s needs, use the AIM Tool.