Substance Abuse Evaluations - Youth

Helping our youth become responsible, healthy adults is the number one priority for Prevention and Recovery Services. Youth who use substances cause damage to their developing brains and put themselves at risk for problem behaviors like delinquency, school drop out, violence, teen pregnancy and mental illness. While it is best to intervene before a youth begins using substances, sometimes that isn't possible. That is why PARS offers substance abuse evaluations for youth and their families.

The evaluation consists of a 2 1/2 hour session with a licensed addictions counselor. A parent or guardian is required to attend if the youth is under 18 years of age. After carefully considering all information learned during the evaluation process, the counselor makes individualized recommendations regarding next steps for the youth and family.

To learn more about youth evaluations, click here.

Not sure if it is time for an evaluation? Click here.

Substance Abuse Evaluations - Adults

PARS is licensed to provide DUI and other substance abuse evaluations for adults, especially those who are charged with a substance related offense or referred by the Courts. We deliver a professional report to the Court in a timely manner. You will receive clear recommendations and appropriate referrals for services.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 266-8666.
$150 fee must be paid prior to the appointment; PARS accepts cash payment or a cashier's check.
You will be given documentation to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement, if needed.
Please tell us if you have Medicaid coverage. You may qualify for a fee waiver.
Must have photo identification and verification of income at appointment.

Youth Case Management

Sometimes youth require case management in addition to, or in lieu of, treatment for their substance use. PARS provides Person Centered Case Management (PCCM) services for this reason. The goal is to work with youth and families using a collaborative and respectful partnership; to identify, secure, and sustain the resources needed to live in an interdependent manner in the community. If you would like more information on this service, call our office at 785.266.8666.

Problem Gambling

If you have a gambling problem or are the concerned relative of someone who does, and you would like to visit with a counselor about receiving services, call the helpline at 1-800-522-4700.

Prevention Education

We believe it is important to teach kids skills to refuse alcohol and drugs, resolve conflict, and to promote self-awareness and responsibility. Evidence-based prevention education teaches these things, and is shown to improve academics, behavior, and character. Prevention education curriculum address multiple risk factors that help our youth achieve healthier outcomes and prevent problem behaviors. We are skilled in facilitating and providing technical assistance for these and other youth and family programs:

  • Alcohol: True Stories
  • Drugs: True Stories
  • Fatal Vision
  • MADD's Power of Parents
  • Positive Action
  • Reality Tour
  • Strengthening Families 10-14
  • wreckED

We are always looking for new partnerships in the community! If your group would like to explore the possibility of new collaborations, contact us.

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