Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

Empower Your Future

Empowering youth to overcome addiction and reclaim their future with our Adolescent IOP program.

3 hour sessions - 4 times a week

At Ascend Behavioral Health, our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to provide teens with a comprehensive and compassionate approach to overcoming substance addiction. We understand the unique challenges faced by adolescents in today’s world, which is why our experienced team of therapists and counselors utilize evidence-based treatments tailored to each individual’s needs. Through a combination of group and individual therapy, family involvement, and skill-building exercises, our program empowers teens to regain control of their lives and embrace a future free from addiction.

Our Program Includes


Our Program Includes


  • Monday 3:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday 3:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday 3:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 PM

Get the support and help you need to beat your addiction

Take the first step towards a brighter future for you or your child today. Join Ascend Behavioral Health and discover the path to healing, growth, and a life free from addiction. Our devoted team is wholeheartedly committed to assisting you in regaining control of your life, one step at a time. Now’s the moment to welcome the support, guidance, and transformative experience that Ascend Behavioral Health can provide.

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We know that asking for help takes courage. Getting in touch is the first step. We’re here for you, no matter what. Once submitted, our admissions team will be in touch within 24 hours.

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Common Questions About Our Adolescent Substance Abuse Program in Fresno

Some common signs of adolescent substance abuse include sudden changes in behavior, declining academic performance, loss of interest in hobbies or activities, secretive or deceitful behavior, changes in friend groups, unexplained mood swings, and physical signs such as bloodshot eyes, weight changes, or poor hygiene.

Factors contributing to adolescent substance abuse can include genetic predisposition, family history of addiction, exposure to substance use at home, peer pressure, mental health issues, low self-esteem, and a desire for experimentation or escapism.

Approach the conversation with empathy and openness, avoiding judgment or blame. Be prepared with accurate information about the dangers of substance abuse and emphasize your concerns for their well-being. Offer support and encouragement to help them make informed choices and seek help if necessary.

Effective treatments for adolescent substance abuse may include a combination of individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, peer support, educational programs, and medication-assisted treatment when appropriate. The key is to address the underlying causes of substance abuse and provide tools for coping and building a healthier, drug-free lifestyle.

If you suspect that your teenager is struggling with substance abuse, it’s important to seek professional help as soon as possible. Early intervention can increase the chances of successful recovery and prevent long-term consequences. Signs that professional help may be needed include continuous substance use despite negative consequences, inability to stop or control use, withdrawal symptoms, and worsening mental health issues.