Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Specifically designed for youth recovering from addiction

Did you know that right here in Northern Kentucky, youth grappling with addiction have access to a substance use treatment program specifically designed for their age group?

CHNK Behavioral Health provides community-based and Teen in our addiction treatment program in Northern Kentuckyresidential substance use disorder (SUD) services for youth battling addiction. We’re proud to treat Northern Kentucky youth locally, since this allows a client’s family to be involved. Family involvement is statistically proven to have positive impact on treatment.

CHNK Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Rieman, a board-certified child psychiatrist, leads a diverse treatment team of physical and behavioral healthcare professionals who specialize in co-occurring disorders (e.g., a diagnosed mental illness and problematic drug and/or alcohol use).

Northern Kentucky is in the midst of an unprecedented addiction epidemic with few infrastructure resources to address critical needs, particularly as they relate to adolescents. The number of heroin overdoses in NKY has tripled since 2011. Nearly 9% of adolescents (ages 12 – 17) in Kentucky have participated in illegal drug use. Of those youth who use drugs, a staggering 82.5% do not receive treatment – a number that rises to 91.8% for youth who use alcohol. CHNK Behavioral Health can change those numbers.

Intensive Outpatient Services for Addiction Treatment

CHNK’s Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Services provide substance use education and therapy for adolescents age 13 and up, as well as their families. The 10-week program consists of three weekly group counseling sessions. Each Substance Abuse Textsession is three hours long, and one is dedicated to family group counseling. Random drug screenings are conducted onsite.

CHNK uses The Seven Challenges treatment model for our IOP program. This nationally recognized evidence-based model for treating adolescent addiction meets an addicted youth where s/he is – usually resistant and reluctant to change habits – instead of where adults think the youth should be (ready, willing, and prepared to quit immediately). The model stresses the importance of openness, honesty, and decision making. Clients in the program work on self-evaluation, communication, and goal setting to help evaluate their choices.

The IOP program operates out of the Deaconess Health Check at CHNK office (525 W. Fifth Street, Suite 219, Covington, KY 41011). Conveniently located in downtown Covington, the office offers complimentary parking. A TANK bus stop is also located just outside the building.


Residential Addiction Treatment Services

CHNK operates the first and (currently) only residential addiction treatment program in Northern Kentucky, for youth requiring more acute treatment than what is offered through our intensive outpatient services. We gear our services specifically towards youth age 13 or older; our clinical team determines treatment needs through an initial screening and comprehensive assessment. Once admitted into the residential program, clients live on 58 private acres of serene and safe private property in Boone County.

Treatment services are provided by a clinical team with over 130 years of combined experience. Length of treatment varies based on each individual client and his/her unique needs. We offer more than 40 hours of structured therapeutic services on a weekly basis, including a minimum of 10 hours of therapy. During treatment, clients attend educational courses taught by instructors from Boone County Schools. Additionally, CHNK integrates physical healthcare into its behavioral healthcare services, so clients have access to not just Dr. Rieman and his team of therapists, but also a pediatrician, RN, and LPN.

Payment options for our addiction treatment services include Medicaid, private insurance, and self-pay.

Not sure if it’s an addiction? We can help. Call us at 1.844.YES.CHNK or fill out an online referral form here.