Adolescent Substance Abuse

Adolescent substance abuse, especially heroin abuse, is at an all time high.Are you concerned that your teenager might be using drugs or alcohol? Has she or he already gotten into trouble due to substance use? We can help. A Peaceful Balance Clinical Consultation & Counseling Services provides comprehensive substance abuse services for adolescents. In addition to outpatient counseling focused on substance misuse, we also offer comprehensive substance abuse assessments using the GAIN (Global Assessment of Individual Needs) assessment tool. The GAIN is an evidenced-based assessment tool which is accepted by court systems, probation officers, high schools, colleges and other institutions. The Gain is used to measure substance dependence as well as to assess psychological factors which may impact or contribute to substance use, such as: employment, mental health, personality, medical health, community resources, legal problems, etc.

The GAIN is the most accurate and comprehensive tool to date to assess substance use and co-occurring disorders. Only licensed mental health professionals who are specifically certified to administer the GAIN may utilize this tool.

If your child is in need of a substance abuse assessment, or you would like more information about our adolescent substance abuse services, please call A Peaceful Balance Clinical Consultation and Consulting Services at (603) 577-5551 to learn more about how we can help.