Youth Substance Use Disorder Services
Adolescent Treatment Program
DHCS allocates approximately $7.3 million per year in Adolescent Treatment Program (ATP) funding to counties to provide substance abuse treatment and early intervention services. The focus of the services varies depending on local need and priorities. Generally, services include residential treatment for adolescents in group home settings, services for youth transitioning into the community after discharge from institutional facilities, outpatient programs in the community, and services at school sites. For information about youth treatment programs in your community, please contact your local county alcohol and drug program office at the link below.
Many adolescent treatment programs utilize the Youth Treatment Guidelines to specialize treatment for youth with substance use disorders. Some counties require that their youth treatment programs comply with the Guidelines as a condition of receiving funding.