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.

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM

Compassionate care for adolescents and young adults

with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

The 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.

The YODA program is located at the Youth Opportunity Center

1704 Charlotte Ave

Nashville, TN 37203

For referral & intake call our confidential line:

615-983-6809



YODA’s Intensive Outpatient Program is held 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CST Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at our home, the Youth Opportunity Center. The YODA model centers around evidence-based therapeutic practices including cognitive behavoral and motivational enhancement therapies offered with consideration of the realities and diversity of our patients. We believe that there is no wrong door to treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders. Mental health disorders are addresed either by our direct services or a collaborating partner in our service community.


Court-ordered or self-referred assessments are conducted during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m CST. On-site evaluation may be provided at school or while the young person is in detention with parental consent.
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  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Drug Court Consultation
  • Case Management
  • Mental Health Screening
  • After-Care Support

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STARS welcomes and will serve individuals with both mental health and substance use disorders. We believe that every door is the right door to gain access to appropriate services in the integrated system of care.

STARS does not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, creed, color, sex or national origin. No one shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any of STARS programs or activities. STARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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