(410) 800-4226. referrals@davidsloft.com

Adolescent Substance Use Program

David’s Loft Clinical Programs provides adolescent substance use treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

David’s Loft Clinical Programs provides intensive outpatient adolescent substance use treatment for adolescents age 12 – 17. The program is an 8-week program were the young person receives a combination of group therapy, individual therapy, and in-home/community support. In all, youth enrolled in the IOP program receive between 6 and 10 hours a week of treatment and support.

The program structure includes:

  • Three (3) two (2) hour group sessions per week
  • 1-2 individual counseling sessions per week
  • 1-2 in-home/community face-to-face visits per week

The IOP utilizes a motivational interviewing (MI) treatment modality to change substance use behavior. MI is a client-centered cognitive behavioral approach that seeks to address and engage an individual’s reluctance and ambivalence to change their behavior through the application of four principles:

  • Empathy (Conceptualizing the world through the experiences of the individual);
  • Self-efficacy (Accountability to change);
  • Roll with resistance (Working with the individual’s resistance); and
  • Discrepancy identification (Identification of where the individual is and where he or she wants to be).

MI is a promising practice whose efficacy has been supported by research. In at least five (5) meta-analyses (Burke, Arkowitz, & Menchola, 2003; Hettema, Steele, & Miller, 2005; Jensen et al., (2011); Lundahl, Kunz, Brownell, Tollefson, & Burke, 2010; Rubak, Sandbaek, Lauritzen, & Christensen, 2005; and Smedslund et al., 2011) MI has been found effective in changing substance use behavior.

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact Information

Office:        (410) 800 – 4226
On Call:      (410) 800 – 4226
Referrals:   (410) 800 – 4820
Fax:             (667) 223 – 0287

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South Charles Village
2641 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-800–4226 Office
667-223-0287 Fax