Now in our eleventh year of helping kids stay focused in their recovery as they make the transition home from residential programs!

Potomac Pathways Aftercare

Potomac Pathways Aftercare was created with teens in mind who are returning home to the DC area from residential therapeutic programs such as wilderness programs, therapeutic schools, or  residential substance abuse treatment. Potomac Pathways Aftercare is an outpatient treatment program intended for young people who have completed a period of primary treatment for substance abuse or emotional issues. 

Potomac Pathways Aftercare was established so that young people can continue to develop healthy ways of living while continuing to heal and recover from addictive patterns and emotional challenges. The typical program length is 90-days, but teens may continue to participate in program elements after the initial 90-days, for as long as they experience the program as supportive in their recovery.

This is what Potomac Pathways Aftercare consists of:

  • Initial Assessment and Individualized Aftercare Plan
  • Weekly recovery / relapse prevention therapy group
  • Two adventure therapy outings each month
  • Individual counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Random drug testing on-site
  • Weekly 12-step group attendance
  • Peer mentoring
  • Optional tutoring / homework support

Aftercare Program Elements:

Initial assessment with teenager and parents to determine the needs of the family and the teenager in treatment