Evidence-based Care and Treatment
YoSUP offers proven, evidence-based addiction treatment for individuals up to age 25.

Our program is person-centered and based on the participation of you and your loved ones.  

Before your first visit, you should have a clear understanding of why you and your family are coming to YoSUP. Our family-based approach means that family members and loved ones who play an important role in your life are welcome to participate in your care and are encouraged to join you at your appointments. But don’t worry, you will also have private one-on-one time with your clinician!  

Prior to your first visit, you will be asked to complete a confidential, anonymous questionnaire with a YoSUP clinical assistant. You will receive a $10 Amazon gift card for completing this questionnaire. You will then be scheduled for 2-3 intake appointments with YoSUP clinicians. 

1st Visit: Medical Assessment   

  • Youth will complete a confidential health screening questionnaire  
  • Youth will submit a urine sample for baseline toxicology testing; the results of the baseline test will be confidential unless the youth authorizes disclosure to a 3rd party 
  • Youth and family member(s) will meet with medical provider to discuss the reason for the visit, past medical history, family history, medications, and allergies  
  • Youth will meet with medical provider one-on-one for a confidential interview and physical exam Family member(s) will meet one-on-one with YoSUP social worker 

What Youth and Family Member(s) Can Expect After the First Visit:  

  • Medical provider may prescribe Naloxone, a medication that reverses opioid overdose  
  • If there are immediate safety concerns, medical provider will recommend immediate action/treatment  
  • If there are no immediate safety concerns, medical provider will make recommendations for next steps in the assessment  
  • Youth will be asked to sign separate release-of-information permission forms for all family member that will be involved in their care, their therapist (if they have one), their psychiatrist (if they have one), YoSUP psychiatrist, YoSUP psychotherapist, and any other parties that they want to be involved in their care.  

2nd Visit  

 The structure of the 2nd visit will vary depending on each youth’s needs:  

Option #1 Psychosocial Assessment   

  • Youth will submit a urine sample for toxicology testing; the results of this test will be confidential unless the youth authorizes disclosure to a 3rd party  
  • Youth will meet with YoSUP social worker for a one-on-one confidential interview  
  • Family member(s) will meet with medical provider for a one-on-one interview  

Option #2 Psychiatric Assessment

  • Youth will submit a urine sample for toxicology testing; the results of this test will be confidential unless the youth authorizes disclosure to a 3rd party  
  • Youth will meet with YoSUP psychiatry team for a one-on-one confidential interview  
  • Family member(s) may meet with psychiatry team, social worker, or medical provider depending on needs  

Option #3 Medication Initiation

  • Patient and family member(s) will meet with medical provider to initiate medications for treatment of substance use disorder or withdrawal symptoms  
  • Once medication is initiated, the medical provider will make recommendations for next steps in the assessment  

3rd Visit: Treatment Recommendations   

  • Youth will submit a urine sample for toxicology testing; the results of this test will be confidential unless the youth authorizes disclosure to a 3rd party  
  • The team will deliver diagnostic impressions and comprehensive treatment recommendations to youth and any family members authorized to receive information (signed ROIs in place)  

Tips for TeleHealth Visits  

  • Youth and family member(s) should plan to log on from separate devices and each should have access to a separate private space. 
  • If separate devices are not available, youth and family member(s) should at least have access to separate private spaces