Chemical Health Outpatient Program

Helping families heal:

At North Homes Children and Family Services, we believe each young person is an individual with unique needs. Individualized support is provided to help youth maintain their sobriety. North Homes strives to create a positive and affirming process where each member of the family gets the support they need for healing. North Homes places emphasis on jointly building healthy emotion management, communication, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.

Chemical Health Outpatient Program in Grand Rapids:

Services include youth, age 12-18, who have been diagnosed with substance use disorder with either rule 25 and/or private insurance funding.

Treatment components include:

  • 12-16 week duration
  • Treatment groups with integrated mental health services from a licensed mental health professional
  • Monthly family groups
  • Individualized treatment plans that reflect each youth’s needs and available resources
  • Weekly and/or random drug screens
  • Chemical health/Rule 25 assessments for all ages

Family Sessions:

Family sessions utilize a group therapy approach to treatment with the integration of regular individual sessions. They include a strong educational component regarding the effects of chemical use on families, schooling, employment, and peer relationships. This program is Rule 25 and private insurance funded.

Family sessions are available with the goal of:

  • Educating clients and families about relapse and prevent relapse
  • Discussing family dynamics of addiction including family roles and family sculpting
  • Developing and practicing communication skills
  • Establishing relationship management skills
  • Helping families differentiate between normal adolescent development and dysfunctional addictive behaviors

Chemical Dependency Education:

This program is designed to provide at risk youth, without a substance use disorder diagnosis, education regarding chemical health issues. This program is provided in a 1:1 setting and/or group setting depending on the needs of the youth. It is not Rule 25 funded but accepts youth through:

  • Probation division programs
  • Community agency referrals
  • Self-Referral
  • Families can be included

Contact information: To make a referral or for more information, call:
Grand Rapids (218) 999-9908

Our mission is to provide a Community-Based Continuum of Quality Care to Children and Families.

Toll Free (888) 430-3055, Grand Rapids (218) 327-3000, Bemidji (218) 751-0282, Duluth (218) 733-3000, Grand Rapids Outpatient Building (218) 999-9908

Our offices are located in: Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Duluth and Deer River