At Lurie Children’s, we recognize that both substance use prevention and the path to recovery is different for everyone. The Substance Use and Prevention Program (SUPP) provides comprehensive and holistic care for patients and families. As a specialty program within The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, SUPP utilizes multidisciplinary team to address the complex needs of those experiencing substance use disorders. We provide every adolescent that comes through our program with current and evidence-based care for addiction treatment and prevention.
SUPP provides assessment, Level 0.5 early intervention and Level 1 outpatient services for youth who meet criteria for any substance use disorder (marijuana or cannabis, alcohol, tobacco/vaping, and other drugs). Learn more about levels of care from the Illinois Department of Human Services. Our team also provides medications for addiction treatment for youth struggling with opioid and nicotine use disorders. We accept new patients up to 21 years of age. All patients may be followed until their 25th birthday.
Outside of our clinical program, we serve the community by providing prevention education sessions.
Services & Support
Currently, our medical and behavioral health providers offer the following services:
Treatment services to youth who meet criteria for a variety of substance use disorders:
Medical evaluations as necessary
Medications for addiction treatment:
For Opioid Use Disorders (heroin or pain medication)
We are excited to announce that our Substance Use & Prevention Program will be launching IMPACT, an evidence-based group for teens aged 14-18 who use substances with co-occurring mental health symptoms (anxiety, depression, traumatic stress). The group will take place on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m., for 14 sessions starting April 8, 2021. For more information, click here.
Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. The Potocsnak Family Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for adolescents and young adults. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.227.7500.