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Step Up! Outpatient Program

Advent Group Ministries offers a full range of outpatient drug and alcohol treatment and prevention services to adolescent.


 

STEP UP! CONTINUUM CARE SERVICES

Advent’s STEP UP! Outpatient Program offers a variety of intensities (Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, and Post-Treatment Recovery Services) to meet a broad spectrum of needs in an after-school setting.

We provide group therapy, recovery education, pro-social activities, individual counseling and family collateral sessions to teens struggling with substance abuse and dependence. This program has been successful in providing teens with in-depth treatment while they continue to live in their own home.

STEP UP! also provides aftercare services for youth emerging from our short-term residential treatment program.

The STEP UP! program is offered at no cost to adolescents with Medi-Cal benefits and those who are uninsured. Eligibility is determined by the teen’s age and their need for substance abuse services.

When to Seek Help

  • The teen is regularly abusing drugs and/or alcohol
  • The teen has attempted to stop and is unable
  • Use may disrupt the teen’s
    • mood
    • family/peer relationships
    • school performance
    • leisure time activities

 

To schedule a pre-admission interview:
Call (408) 256-4633 and ask for the “Outpatient Referral Coordinator” between the
hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.
All calls are strictly confidential.


 

STEP UP! IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Advent’s STEP UP! In the Schools program makes it possible for at-risk students enrolled in Santa Clara County schools to receive group and individual substance abuse treatment on campus.

Any teen (ages 13-18) who attends high school in the Fremont Union High School District and surrounding areas may attend STEP UP! In The Schools program located at the Fremont Union High School District Office. The school program is offered at no cost to adolescents, regardless of their insurance status. Eligibility is determined by teen’s age and their need for substance abuse services.

To schedule a pre-admission interview: Call (408) 256-4633 between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. All calls are strictly confidential

“Its really about helping students recognize that these unhealthy coping strategies are maybe tired and worn out, and if they are ready to do something else, we can be an avenue for teaching that”    - Edward Jonathans, Outpatient Clinician
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