Substance Use Disorder Services for Adolescents

Substance misuse among young people is significantly higher in New Hampshire than the national average, so the need for developing treatment and recovery services that will meet the unique needs of our youth and young adults is vital.  However, traditional approaches to working with adolescents with substance use disorders have produced high drop-out rates and disappointing outcomes. 

The Seven Challenges®

We’re excited about our program for youth, ages 12 to 25, that is specifically designed to meet those needs, called The Seven Challenges.  The program is based on an approach that is particularly effective with young people, placing a special emphasis on creating a climate of mutual respect within which individuals can talk openly and honestly about themselves and engages them in actively thinking about their use of alcohol or other drugs and its affect upon their lives.  In addition, this approach to recovery addresses the fact that, as is the case with many individuals with substance use disorders, many have “co-occurring” mental health disorders.  The developmentally appropriate Seven Challenges program helps young people identify their own motivation and empowers them to meet their needs in positive ways in order to live well without drugs.

Interested in Knowing More?

Take advantage of our Open Access walk-in hours at our 440 Amherst Street, Nashua location on Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to receive an evaluation.  You can call (603) 889-6147 if you have questions.  Check out our groups here!