Intermountain Hospital offers a number of specialized treatment programs for adolescent patients, ages 12 to 17. Among these include the inpatient Journeys program and the Clean and Sober Teens (CAST) program to treat substance abuse.
Through the Journeys program, Intermountain Hospital provides 24-hour inpatient care for adolescents ages 12 through 17 whose acute symptoms require a safe and structured therapeutic environment. Our interdisciplinary treatment team includes child and adolescent certified psychiatrists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, case managers and mental health technicians who work closely with the individual and the individual’s family. Our goal is to help each adolescent regain the necessary skills to be in maximum control of their emotions and behaviors and be able to proceed through life with a minimum of difficulty. And because behavioral health issues vary, we tailor our inpatient services to meet the specialized needs of each patient.
Intermountain Hospital offers a co-occurring disorder treatment track for adolescents. Named CAST, this TRICARE-certified program focuses on the needs of adolescents who are facing substance abuse issues, and have psychiatric or emotional problems as well. The treatment track requires hospitalization in a secure unit for 21 to 28 days. It features a curriculum created specifically for adolescents with co-occurring disorders.