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Now that the New Year has started, how is your teen really doing?
Teens experiencing depression and anxiety or alcohol and drug abuse sometimes try to keep the appearance that things are in control. There are often a number of signs that may signal trouble. Here are a few:
Maybe it's time to get professional help. The Bridges offers assessment by clinicians knowledgeable with teen issues. Whether it is a mental health issue or alcohol and drug abuse, the therapist and/or drug and alcohol counselor at Bridges are there to help.
Call 858.514-5101 or 858.518.2192 for an initial assessment .
Do you have a teen out of control?…with anger issues?…skipping class?… drinking alcohol?…smoking pot?…fighting or defiant behavior?…possessing cigarettes?…theft/shoplifting?…vandalism?… or encounters with the law?
It can happen in any family, regardless of race, ethnicity or income level.
A passing thing or is this a sign of a serious problem with a teenage son or daughter?
There is help. The Bridges Early Intervention Program provides an adolescent with behavioral development curriculum specific to the problem. Bridges offers an array of classes for teens with certain violations or behaviors that law enforcement, probation or juvenile court have noticed. Teens arrested or cited for crimes may have the opportunity to participate in special classes or services to meet their legal obligation. Seriously violent crimes or high-risk behaviors may preclude participation.
The classes and services emphasize information, skill development and positive choices to deter teens from further unlawful behavior and/or involvement in the Juvenile Justice System. Classes and services cover a wide range of topics, screening, assessment, and interventions for alcohol or drug use and drug testing. Services are offered to youth between ages 12-17.
Teen Classes and Services:
Classes are offered at various times of the month throughout San Diego. Class fees must be prepaid by the first meeting. Please call 858.514.5101 or email email@example.com to register.
Fresh Start – Communication skills, behavioral accountability, issues with fighting, bullying and self-esteem issues.
Healthy Behaviors – Substance abuse treatment, alcohol and drug education, and case management. Covers experimental use, abuse and or addiction.
Attendance / Truancy Education – Course emphasizes personal responsibility.
Changes - Anger Management – Anger management classes (separate meetings for adolescents & adults).
Graffiti Education – When does graffiti become a crime?….What is vandalism?….How much does your community pay for acts of vandalism?
Tobacco Education – What and why is nicotine so addictive?. What influences people to smoke?. Is tobacco harmful?
Alcohol / Drug Screening (SASSI) – Counselor meeting with an individual using age appropriate screening tools that include the SASSI instrument and the ASI (Addiction Severity Index for adults and YASI for youth).
Drug Testing – Walk-in drug testing and confirmation offers immediate results through presumptive testing for 5 panel drugs of abuse. Confirmation testing through Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) for all positive tests.
Shoplifting / Anti-theft Education – Stealing to fit in / peer- pressure, poor impulse control issues. Read Andre's Story.
For Adult program service information, times, locations and fees, please call 858.518.2192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.