Peer mentors are our secret weapon!

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Most outpatient programs have a boring social worker right out of grad school, passing out worksheets to teens sitting in plastic chairs under fluorescent lights. Potomac Pathways has a warm, inviting atmosphere-- and-- we have peer mentors. What's a peer mentor? A young person who has been living at home successfully, clean and sober, who is ultra-cool, and takes part in our groups and programs. The peer mentors model for the clients how to participate enthusiastically, how to address all of the issues related to getting clean and staying clean while still living at home, and how to move on to a productive and positive life! Meet one of our stellar peer mentors: Spencer Brothers!

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Intensive outpatient program (IOP) begins accepting referrals October 1st

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The new Potomac Pathways First Step IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) for teens begins accepting referrals for the program October 1st, and the first group will begin on October 15th. The program is intended for teens under 18 who may be struggling with a moderate level of substance abuse and co-occurring clinical issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, learning differences, family conflict. This is for kids who have already begun to experience negative consequences as a result of their behavior, and need treatment in order to prevent matters from getting worse.

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