Adolescent Services

We’ve been providing educational services for adolescents for over 20+ years

We are proud to be able to offer one of the only adolescent educational programs in Nassau County with substance abuse services. Your child’s education is important to us.

Unlike other treatment facilities, Friends of Bridge incorporates an educational component into our day.  Educational coordinators keep in constant contact with the host school to make sure all necessary classes and credits are being addressed.  Our teachers are NYS Certified in each of the appropriate subject areas and they are overseen by our tutoring agency. The educational component is extremely successful with 90% of the students passing their classes and end year exams.          

Our program is Monday – Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Adolescents ages 14 years and up have group and one-on-one meetings with our clinical counselors. We maintain contact with parents/guardians throughout the treatment process and coordinate family sessions to outline ongoing issues or highlight progress. We also integrate, and work with outside services when need be in order to help our student if they continue to struggle. We conduct random mandatory drug screenings on a regular basis. Our NYS Certified Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors focus solely on treating the drug related issues that caused the need for treatment in the first place while our teachers keep their educational needs on track.

Adolescent Day Program (Monday Through Friday 10am-2pm)

A specialized daytime experience consisting of:
  • Daily psycho-educational, recovery, relapse, prevention and life skill groups.

  • Individual and Family Counseling.

  • Parental or Guardian involvement is an important part of the treatment process and is strongly encouraged.

  • A major component of the adolescent day program is our participant’s educational experience. Courses are taught on an individualized basis to all program recipients by certified N.Y.S. Special and Regular Education Teachers and Teacher’s Assistants. Tutors work directly with students to arrange credits, course work and preparation for Regents, RCT and SAT.

  • All adolescents involved with the school component must participate in the treatment process.

Adolescent Life Skills

(Monday through Friday 1:30pm – 2:00pm)
  • Daily educational discussions, training and integration of skills for daily living through the group process.

  • Handouts, audio, and video demonstrations with other methods of communication used to provide a learning experience preparing the adolescent for dealing with day to day tasks.

Most school districts provide transportation to/from our facility

Clinical services are available for the cost of a co-pay

We believe in keeping the size of our classrooms small. It allows us to have an environment that is conducive to learning. We allow a maximum of 10 students into our program at any one time. It allows us to focus on your child’s needs. Our teachers can dedicate one on one time if there is a particular subject your son/daughter needs help with, our clinicians can focus on their substance use while helping them with coping mechanisms, social skills, and future goals.