Empowering youth to pursue healthier living

Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT) Program

The Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT) Program provides services for youth ages 13 through 21, who meet entrance criteria.

The program provides assessments, individual, group, and family counseling, and aftercare services. Our services combine psycho-education and counseling. This approach empowers youth and their families and gives them tools toward healthier living.

The Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT) Program is served by experienced staff, including licensed clinicians, with various bicultural and bilingual backgrounds.

Program Information


  • Anyone 12 to 21 years old who is struggling with substance abuse-related issues.
  • Referrals from school, juvenile probation, county & community service providers, and self referrals.

Community Served: Santa Clara County and the Juvenile Justice System.

*For referrals and more information:  Visit County of Santa Clara Substance Use Treatment Services and request AACI as a provider

For more information, please contact:

Joanna Leung, LMFT, ADAPT Program Lead, joanna.leung@aaci.org

Stacie Papineau, PhD, Senior Program Manager, stacie.papineau@aaci.org

ADAPT Services

Admission assessment includes a comprehensive assessment of youth’s substance abuse in the context of their emotional and behavioral problems, medical health, and school functioning.

Counselors work with youth individually to develop individualized treatment goals, focused on the needs of adolescents. Counselors assess treatment progress at regular intervals. Crisis counseling helps youth who have relapsed and provides stabilization.

Youth receive support through psycho educational and motivational techniques necessary for substance abuse recovery.

Counselors provide assistance with resources, referral, linkage and care coordination to various services based on the best interests of the youth.

Counselors meet with family members, together with youth, to help support youth to achieve their treatment goals.

Counselors provide assistance and follow-up services for individuals who have completed treatment. Counselors prepare youth for discharge and help youth to develop a plan for their ongoing recovery needs, utilizing community resources and providing referrals.

Counselor provides follow-up services for youth who have completed treatment. Counselors work with youth to develop an individualized recovery plan. Youth engage in meaningful daily activities and build positive relationships and social networks to make a successful and sustainable recovery.

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