The misuse of drugs and alcohol effects the whole family, not just the person using them. Youth actively using are at higher risk of truancy, homelessness, relationship difficulties, and overdose. As a result of these challenges, our youth may have struggles in several different areas including family life, social relationships, or legal matters. Their parents or caregivers may be considering if a residential treatment program will meet their child’s needs.
How Can We Help?
The CMO helps the family navigate the system of care. Using the Wraparound Approach our focus is to meet the needs of youth who are struggling with substance use. The goal of the CMO is to provide the youth and family the needed support so the youth can be successful in their home, in their school, and in their community.
To address a youth’s substance use needs, a CMO can:
- Assist the family in building up supports in the community
- Connect the family to local substance use resources like outpatient services, NA/AA meetings, or more intense forms of treatment
- Create a plan, that involves the youth and family, outlining strategies for success
- Maintain positive progress over time and avoid or limit setbacks in the recovery process
The CMO’s objective is to provide the youth and family with the assistance they need so the youth can be successful in their home, in their school, and in their community.