Youth Regional Treatment Centers (YRTC)
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The IHS provides recurring funding to 13 Youth Regional Treatment Centers (YRTCs) to address the ongoing issues of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders among American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Through education and culture-based prevention initiatives, evidence-based and practice-based models of treatment, family strengthening, and recreational activities, youth can overcome their challenges and recover their lives to become healthy, strong, and resilient leaders in their communities.
IHS YRTC Aftercare Pilot Project Report
Read the Evaluation of the Youth Regional Treatment Center Aftercare Pilot Project Report [PDF - 3.8 MB]
The YRTCs provide a range of clinical services rooted in a culturally relevant, holistic model of care. These services include: clinical evaluation; substance abuse education; group, individual, and family psychotherapy; art therapy; adventure-based counseling; life skills; medication management or monitoring; evidence-based/practice-based treatment; aftercare relapse prevention; and post-treatment follow-up services.