Current Difficulties

Venture Academy’s Outreach Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program provides a full spectrum of substance abuse treatment, counseling, and support services to male and female youth ages 15–19 who may be experiencing difficulties managing their lives due to alcohol or drug abuse.

Venture Academy’s Outreach Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program serves a client population who may have a history of substance abuse and related issues such as:

  • Family difficulties
  • School suspensions
  • Problems with the law
  • Negative peer relationships
  • Employment problems clinically diagnosed disorders
  • Other significant behavioural challenges

Clients accessing the program may be demonstrating behavioural challenges and experiencing emotional difficulties intertwined with alcohol or drug abuse. These barriers would most likely be preventing the client from healthy functioning in his or her everyday life causing disruptions in school, family life, and social relationships.

Historical Concerns

There may be a multitude of reasons why an individual develops an addiction problem. At Venture Academy, we attempt to explore the factors contributing to the development of an addiction. Parents may or may not know why their son or daughter has become involved in substance abuse.

Sometimes, however, a piece of the puzzle may have already been identified. Contributing factors may include emotional difficulties, mental health issues, and clinically diagnosed disorders, such as low self-esteem, depression, poor self-concept, Attention Deficit Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder etc.

Venture Academy’s individualized approaches, intervention methods and service plans, enable us to accommodate an extensive client base including those with significant behavioural challenges and/or the above-mentioned diagnosis.