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Drug and Alcohol Recovery for Teens

An effective drug and alcohol recovery program for teens is not just a scaled-down adult program. Teens face different pressures, have different patterns of drug use and require different approaches to treatment than adults. Our professional counselors understand those needs and work with teens and their families to help them develop the skills they need to navigate their futures without the destructive influences of drugs and alcohol.

The Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program for Teens (Teen DARP) at Axis Community Health is the only outpatient drug and alcohol recovery program for adolescents in the Tri-Valley.

Teen DARP offers three different drug and alcohol recovery programs: intervention, outpatient and intensive outpatient.  The required number of hours and weeks vary between programs and are based on the level of substance abuse.  Sessions are held in a small group setting.  After the initial phase, the program is customized to meet the needs of each teen.

Families are an important element in recovery, and parents are strongly encouraged to attend counseling sessions. Parenting classes are also available for parents and guardians of program participants.

Teens are usually referred by their schools, probation officers, police departments and parents. Teens may also seek help on their own.


  • You may start the program at any time.
  • Our services are completely confidential.
  • Your ability to pay should not affect your ability to receive services. Regardless of your income, insurance status, we will work with you to help you get the care you need.




6666 Owens Drive, Pleasanton
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Teen drug and alcohol counseling is by appointment only Monday through Friday. Call 925-462-1755. Evening appointments are also available.


We accept many private insurance plans and offer services on a sliding scale based on income and family size.


If you do not have insurance or the resources to pay for your services, we will work with you to make sure you get the care you need. Call 925-462-1755 to schedule an enrollment appointment.

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"Without this program and the support of the Axis staff, I have no idea where my life would be headed. Axis is a wonderful program and without it I know that I would not be a productive member of society."