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Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA) is an intensive outpatient program of STARS for
adolescents with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders.

YODA provides gender-specific treatment with separate groups for males and females.

We believe people can recover. We do not give up.

Gender-Specific Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs
Services are free to youth ages 13 to 18 who are Tennessee residents and are uninsured or have insurance that will not pay for treatment. Length of program is based on individual needs. Our model is person-centered and based on evidence-based therapeutic models that are responsive to the particular needs of young females and males.

Male-Intensive Outpatient Program
Ages 13-18
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Summer and holiday schedule may vary.

Female-Intensive Outpatient Program
Ages 13-18
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Female groups meet in a safe environment separate from males.
Summer and holiday schedule may vary.

Clinical Services
Court-ordered or self-referred assessments are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On-site evaluation may be provided at school or while the young person is in detention with parental consent.

Other YODA Services

  • Clinical assessment
  • Case management
  • Mental health screening
  • Referrals
  • Individual and group therapies
  • Family education
  • Drug court consultation
  • Drug testing
  • After-care groups
  • Low-intensity counseling and consultation for juvenile probationers