Research shows that if your child struggles with addiction, he or she may also have a behavioral health condition. Treatments for substance use disorder are often less successful if they do not also treat the underlying mental health issues.
The Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Program at Riley at IU Health approaches youth drug addiction differently from other rehabilitation and mental health clinics in the region. We are the first and only substance abuse therapy program in the Midwest to use ENCOMPASS to tackle this treatment gap. ENCOMPASS is an evidence-based therapy program for kids and teens ages 10-18 who struggle with the difficult combination of substance abuse and mental health disorders. Our behavioral health specialists have worked directly with the creators of the ENCOMPASS treatment program to ensure we provide the highest quality care.
How Our Program Helps Your Child
ENCOMPASS is an outpatient program. Your child will meet with our team once a week for 12 to 16 weeks. There is no wait time, and evening appointments are available so that you and your child can easily fit the program into your schedules. With in-person and telemedicine options available, our team can work with you and your child in several locations across Indiana.
Our program uses individual and family therapy approaches, so your child will receive individualized therapy based on his or her unique needs. Family members are an essential part of treatment. Our team will work with your whole family to make sure that you have the tools you need to support your child during all stages of recovery.
Our team uses a combination of techniques to treat both the addiction and the underlying mental health problem at the same time. Techniques include:
- Preliminary diagnostic evaluation
- Individual cognitive behavioral therapy
- At-home practice exercises
- Prescribed medicine to treat the addiction and/or mental illness
- Motivational incentives to encourage treatment compliance and abstinence (reinforced by regular urine drug screenings)
Our child and adolescent psychiatrist is the only addiction-board certified expert in Indiana and routinely uses innovative medication treatments to target both mental health and substance use disorders.
Our entire staff has been specially trained to treat children and teenagers. Your child will receive treatment in a supportive, compassionate environment that is specifically tailored for kids and teens.
We partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Choices, IN ARMS, Job Corps, Mental Health America and the Systems of Care Conferences to provide complimentary care and engage our patients in pro-social activities after treatment is completed.
Conditions & Services
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
Program Forms & Resources
Program Forms & Resources
The Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Program at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
For Health Professionals
Thanks to our telemedicine capabilities, healthcare providers and specialists from across the state can refer patients to the Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Program. To refer a patient, please call 317.948.3481.
Refer A Patient
Riley at IU Health works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.
To refer a patient, please call 317.948.3481, fax 317.948.0609.
In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Psychiatry Department at Riley at IU Health is actively involved in the education and training of medical students, residents and fellows in the field of psychiatry, as well as clinical psychology interns and graduate students.