teen-inpatient-nobgTeen Inpatient Rehabilitation

Founded in 1978, the Odyssey House teen inpatient program treats male and female adolescents ages 14–17. The program uses a dual-diagnosis enhanced Modified Therapeutic Community (TC) approach, employing the power of a supportive community of peers in addition to a number of proven, evidence-based practices such as behavioral therapies, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

The teen inpatient program also gives teens an opportunity to receive a high school education through an integrated high school curriculum.

Evidence-Based Addiction Intervention

Our intensive, service-enhanced Therapeutic Community model challenges members of our teen community to make a full transition, including abstinence from drugs and alcohol, enhanced education and the development of healthy, pro-social behaviors. Change occurs with the support of our therapeutic community of peers, which promotes accountability, integrity and trust.

Teens leave the program not only drug and alcohol-free, but equipped with the tools at their disposal necessary to keep substance abuse at bay and succeed in adult life.

Dual Diagnosis Care

At Odyssey House, we understand that substance abuse is often a symptom of deeper issues with mental health, cognitive development or even physical health. Our Dual Diagnosis Enhanced program is specifically designed to treat teenagers with co-occurring mental health conditions, which if left untreated can severely impact a teen’s ability to overcome an addiction.

Common mental health issues affecting teens include:

  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Personal trauma
  • Dual diagnosis support includes:
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Psychiatric services
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Attachment Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency management

Behavioral Intervention

Symptoms of substance abuse tend to manifest through behavioral abnormalities, especially in the teenage years. Teenagers often come to Odyssey House with a host of behavioral challenges, such as a lack of motivation, negative peer influence, defiance, criminal thinking, lack of life skills and educational challenges.

Our comprehensive teen substance abuse program tackles and corrects a teenager’s emotional and behavioral issues one by one, using intensive therapy in addition to the positive influence of a Therapeutic Community and staff role modeling.


The Odyssey House teen rehabilitation program offers an onsite, fully accredited Salt Lake City School District school that serves residents of the our teen inpatient treatment program. With small class sizes, students receive the individual attention, motivation and support they need to succeed in academics.

While many teenagers struggling with drug and alcohol abuse fall behind on their studies, students at Odyssey Academy have a tendency to catch up or even get ahead on their education. Students have the option to graduate from Odyssey Academy with their high school diplomas or transfer to another high following completion of the program.