Teen Intervene
Sirona Recovery has a long history of providing substance abuse prevention and education services to youth. Teen Intervene is an evidenced-based program that has received positive feedback from participants and their parents/guardians.
Based on the widely recognized Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model, this evidence-based program offers a full spectrum of tools to help address teen behaviors and decision-making related to substance use. Recommended for ages 12-19, the program is designed to assist teens with an identified need to screen for substance use concerns. The program consists of three phases: Screening, Brief Intervention, and/or Referral to Treatment. Sessions cover a range of substance use education topics, with prevention and intervention programming provided as appropriate. can be offered to teens who qualify. This program can be administered either in-person or virtually, with either option being a convenient way to access 1:1, personalized programming for teens and their parent/guardians.
Contact Information:



Call or email to make a referral and/or schedule a screening.

Referrals can be made by parent/guardians, family members, school personnel, juvenile court systems, or self-referrals by youth.

Education & Prevention

Young people each have their own reasons for using alcohol or drugs and each teen differs greatly in terms of their interest in change. By focusing on individual goals and personalized feedback, Teen Intervene effectively addresses each young person’s specific needs.


Maybe a teen was caught smoking e-cigarettes at school or drinking with others their age. Or, maybe they are beginning to experience challenges at school and home due to alcohol or other drug use. They aren’t addicted, but talking about what’s happening now could help prevent future problems.

Our Program
  • Teen Intervene is an evidence-based program for youth and teens focused on addressing alcohol, marijuana, e-cigarette, tobacco use, or other substances.
  • We serve teens involved in infrequent substance use (experimenting) to those struggling with mild to moderate substance use disorders.
  • The program provides education, support, and guidance for teens and guardians through research-based theories.
The Process
  • Using a time-efficient approach referred to as “Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment” (widely known as SBIRT), the process consists of an initial assessment with the potential to qualify for several different service options.
  • The Brief Intervention phase consists of three or more individual sessions with Teen Intervene staff, including an optional session with a parent or guardian.
  • Additional sessions focused on nicotine use may be provided as needed.
  • Prevention services are provided for teens who qualify.
  • Sessions are most effective when in person; virtual sessions are subject to approval.
Who is Eligible?
  • Teens aged 12-19 years old with an identified need to screen for substance use concerns.
  • Based on patterns of use, teens may qualify for prevention or brief intervention programming provided in-house.
  • Youth who qualify for higher levels of care will be referred to qualified providers in the community.

Court referrals/municipal tickets:
$150.00 screening fee

All other referral sources:
$75.00 screening fee

More Details
How are the Sessions Focused?

Individual sessions allow a teen to take an active role in developing goals and establishing specific action steps to help facilitate their personalized change process.

Using a non-judgmental approach, teens are given an opportunity to reflect on their choices, learn new skills that promote healthier behaviors, and to take initiative for self-change.

During the brief Intervention phase, teens will reflect on:

  • Reasons for engaging in substance use
  • The advantages of not using drugs or alcohol
  • Understanding triggers and cravings
  • Exploring readiness to change habits
  • Establishing goals
  • Handling peer pressure
  • Building refusal skills
  • Enhancing decision-making skills
  • Reinforcing positive social supports
  • Making educated decisions based on understanding the physical and emotional effects of substance use
  • 92% of teens have reported an increase of confidence in their ability to refuse alcohol and other substances
  • 100% of teens have reported an increased understanding of the short and long-term effects of drinking and drug use
  • 87% of teens report a better understanding of factors that could influence them to drink or use drugs
  • 97% of teens agree this program has helped them