Child and Adolescent Services


Adult Services- All Units age 18 & Above:Friday 6:30-7:30pm

Saturday 7:15-8:15pm


ACU- Child & Adolescent up to age 18:

Sunday 1:30-2:30pm

Tuesday 6:15-7:15pm

For youth facing substance abuse related issues, Rivendell takes an in depth look at coinciding emotional and behavioral factors. Our acute care unit for children, ages 4-12, and adolescents, ages 13 – 18, offers a dual diagnosis track specifically designed to evaluate and stabilize emerging destructive behaviors and psychiatric disorders.

A primary focus in this short term program is educating patients and their families on the risks and potential complications of minors experimenting with drugs and other harmful substances. Our staff take into account the social, educational, and medical ramifications of chemical dependence. We teach how abusing drugs and alcohol can have long term effects on the body and mind and may result in serious legal consequences.

We offer patients a structured, safe environment to detox along with group, individual and family therapy sessions for processing and developing coping skills. As an expert in the field of recovery, our medical director, Dr. Gary Tharp, works with the patient and therapist to create a treatment plan designed to safely re-integrate the youth into his or her home environment and to a community where support services are accessible. A case manager will assist in scheduling a follow up outpatient appointment prior to discharge, ensuring the family and the patient have a clear path to recovery in aftercare.

Please call us at 1-800-264-5640 if you have questions. We understand how difficult it can be to address problems arising in adolescence and that many children are experimenting at an early age. Seeking professional help is a step in the right direction.

Call us today for guidance. We are here to help.

Our Assessment and Referral team is standing by waiting for your call. The initial consultation is always confidential and available 24/7 at no charge. We offer assessments at the hospital any time – day or night – or via mobile assessor statewide during business hours.

Toll free: 1-800-264-5640.