Youth Opioid Treatment

Know your options!

Connecticut’s youth opioid treatment (ASSERT) provides youth and their families with proven treatments for youth opioid use problems. The program known as the ASSERT treatment model (ATM) is for teens and young adults up to 21 years old and combines three services:

Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)

MDFT is an intensive, family-centered treatment for youth with substance use and co-occurring mental health problems.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT for opioid use problems is available within the ATM program for those youth who need and want it. (MAT is not required).

Recovery Management Checkups and Support (RMCS)

RMCS starts after MDFT treatment ends and provides monitoring, re-connection to services, and supports through linkages to community and peer programs; up to 12 months of support after treatment ends.

Learn More About ASSERT

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Sometimes you just need to talk it through.

Find a supportive, trustworthy counselor in your area. Assert is an opioid treatment program for youth and young adults up to age 21 years, and their families. ASSERT provides family therapy, medication treatment, and up to 12 months of recovery support after treatment ends. Scroll over the colored areas on the map below to find an ASSERT treatment provider near you.