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The Ridge is a leader in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adults, adolescents and children.

The Ridge is committed to providing quality behavioral healthcare services to our community.

The Ridge Children's Unit offers specialized treatment to children ages 5-11 who are experiencing severe emotional or behavioral problems.

Our newly expanded, state of the art, Integrity Geriatric Unit offer specialized treatment for Older Adults who are experiencing severe emotional or behavioral problems.

The Ridge Recovery Center offers detoxification, stabilization and inpatient stabilization for adults struggling with chemical dependency or co-occurring disorders.

Adolescent Outpatient Services

Adolescent Outpatient Services

Outpatient and partial hospitalization services for adolescents at The Ridge are provided four to five days a week. The Ridge is committed to providing quality behavioral health care and substance abuse services to the community through a team approach led by Licensed Therapists, Registered Nurses, Board Certified Psychiatrists, and Certified Recreation Therapists.

The treatment process encourages disclosure, acknowledgement, and acceptance to allow and promote change. Participation and attendance are required and both are critical to your success. Your progress is constantly monitored; more intensive or less intensive treatment will be recommended as needed.

Adolescent Outpatient Programs:

  • Adolescent Partial Program (Young Champions)
    Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 2:00pm.
    (30 hours per week)
    • Program length is 2-4 weeks.
    • Arrival time for admission – 8:30am.
    • Family sessions every Thursday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
    • Meet with Psychiatrist weekly.
    • Daily groups include education and psychotherapy. (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Model- DBT)*
    *DBT is an evidenced-based treatment program addressing the
    needs of adolescent patients with varying mental health and
    substance abuse disorders. The partial program first promotes
    stabilization and then focuses on enhancing thinking and
    behavioral skill sets. Strategies used include skill building
    groups, psycho-educational groups and family therapy.
  • Adolescent Challengers Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Abuse
    Monday-Thursday, 4:30pm –7:30pm.
    (12 hours per week)
    • Program length is 5-6 weeks.
    • Arrival time for admission – 3:30pm.
    • Combined Patient and Family Group,
    Thursday  6:30pm – 7:30pm.
    • Daily groups include education and
    psychotherapy. (Seven Challenges Model)*
    • Weekly and random urine drug screens.*Seven Challenges is an evidence-based health decision model
    designed for substance abusing and dependent adolescents to
    motivate decisions and commitments to change. Once such
    decisions and commitments are made, the program guides
    adolescents towards implementing the desired change.
  • Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatric Evaluations and Ongoing Medication Management
    For those children participating in our outpatient programs that require a more in-depth evaluation they can be seen in our Outpatient Department by a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in the care of children.


We are currently providing free transportation from all Fayette County schools to The Ridge Adolescent IOP Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs

For free and confidential assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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