In addition to a range of addiction treatment programs that address the needs of women, individuals with justice involvement, individuals with developmental disabilities, and other individuals with specialized needs, did you know that Alvis also provides prevention programs for youth?
The Alvis Family and Children's Program, SummerQuest Day Camp, and H.Y.P.E. (Helping Young People Succeed) after school program are all designed to specifically address the needs of children whose parents have behavioral healthcare needs (substance abuse/mental health treatment needs) and/or justice involvement. Each program provides counseling, treatment, support and subtance abuse prevention services.
Prevention and support programs for these children are very important: Studies have shown that
in homes where at least one of the parents abuses alcohol or drugs, children are about twice as likely to develop addictive disorders themselves
. These children are also more likely to experience: Poor performance in school; emotional and behavioral problems; low self-esteem; a higher risk of physical, verbal, or sexual abuse; a higher risk of developing anxiety or depression; and earlier onset of experimentation with drugs or alcohol.