Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA)

stars_YODA8The YODA program provides free treatment services to youth ages 13-18 who are uninsured or have insurance that will not pay for treatment. Our Intensive Outpatient Program is held 3:30-6:30, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. At YODA, we meet our patients where they are and guide them towards change, providing therapeutic services with empathy and non-confrontational care. Our model is based on evidence-based therapeutic models including cognitive behavioral and motivational enhancement therapies offered with consideration of the realities and diversity of our patients.
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Importance of Art for our Youth
Importance of Art for our Youth
Importance of Art for Our Youth Let’s face it. Three hours of talk therapy is a long haul for anybody. And teens…well, you get the picture. If it had one, the motto for YODA Intensive Outpatient counselors would be, “Meet them where they’re at.” Therefor if a youth doesn’t particularly respond to a certain treatment modality, we find one he Continue Reading
Distinguishing Between Bullying and Discriminatory Harassment
Distinguishing Between Bullying and Discriminatory Harassment
In 1999, there were exactly 0 (zero) state laws in the United States dealing with bullying. Post Columbine, state legislatures began to develop laws and school districts began to implement polices to address the issue of bullying that was now on the public’s radar screen. Now, 16 years later, there are 49 states with laws; all but Montana have anti-bullying Continue Reading

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