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The Rise Up To Change 90 Day Program

The Rise Up To Change (RUTC) Program is an individualized substance abuse program that is tailored to the unique needs of teens and young adults.  RUTC helps teens and young adults remain in their home and school settings while developing confidence and life skills to help support and maintain their sobriety.  Our team of caring professionals provide sober support, coaching, monitoring and guidance that behavioral therapy alone can’t accomplish. The Rise Up To Change Team coordinates care among treatment providers and parents.

Focusing on early intervention, the goal is to decrease substance use before drug use escalates and more serious conditions occur.[1][2]  The program removes complicated parent-child or family system dynamics that can cause setbacks.  RUTC staff focus on monitoring substance use along with the sober contract and treatment plan goals which allow the parents the ability to focus on being a parent knowing that professionals are tracking substance use and unhealthy behaviors.  The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that parents not drug test their own children because it can be an invasive breach of trust that may damage the relationship between parents and their teen.  Parents may be viewed as a police officer rather than a parent, which does little to promote a healthy, trusting relationship.[3]

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RUTC 90 Day Program


The RUTC 90 Day Program is focused on gathering information, building a treatment plan consisting of goals and action steps, developing a sober contract detailing privileges and/or consequences for behaviors, monitoring with random drug tests and intensive support.  Clients receive RUTC Curriculum, frequent check-ins, and weekly meetings.  Additionally, parents/guardians receive frequent check-ins along with a Weekly Progress Report.  RUTC communicates and collaborates with all authorized treatment providers (ie – psychiatrist, therapist, school counselor, coaches, educators, parent coach, etc) to facilitate consistency and ongoing communication which ultimately promotes a unified approach.  The RUTC Team provides individualized support and engages with the client in one-on-one plan development where they feel empowered as well as understood and cared for.    

Using a strengths-based approach, RUTC guides teens and young adults to realize their strengths while they also develop hobbies, healthy habits, positive support systems, and sober activities which are critical for adolescent development.  



1. Dan I Lubman, Leanne Hides, Murat Yücel and John W Toumbourou, “Intervening early to reduce developmentally harmful substance use among youth populations” The Medical Journal of Australia, October 1, 2007, 

2. Sean Esteban McCabe, PhD, John E. Schulenberg, PhD, Ty S. Schepis, PhD, Vita V. McCabe, MD, Philip T. Veliz, PhD “Longitudinal Analysis of Substance Use Disorder Symptom Severity at Age 18 Years and Substance Use Disorder in Adulthood” JAMA Network, April 1, 2022,

3. Sharon Levy, MD; Lorena M. Siqueira, MD; COMMITTEE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE; Sharon Levy, MD; Seth D. Ammerman, MD; Pamela K. Gonzalez, MD; Sheryl A. Ryan, MD; Lorena M. Siqueira, MD; Vincent C. Smith, MD "Testing for Drugs of Abuse in Children and Adolescents" American Academy of Pediatrics, June 1, 2014,


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