Adolescent Recovery Program

Adolescent Recovery Program

Recognizing that your child may be using alcohol or drugs can be scary. Teenagers often use substances to temporarily decrease the stress or anxiety associated with an underlying mental health issue.

We understand your concerns. And our team at Rogers Behavioral Health can help.

Through the Rogers Adolescent Recovery Program, we treat your teen’s mental health and his or her substance abuse of alcohol, drugs or opioids. Studies show it’s most effective to treat both at the same time.

Residential care for teens

With the opening of this residential program in 2017, your child now has an in-depth treatment option when more intensive care is needed. Your 12- to 17-year-old receives comprehensive, evidence-based care with our focus on treatment for the dual diagnosis of: 

  • Mental health disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder or other mood and anxiety disorders

  • Substance use disorders, including alcohol, drug and opioid addiction

In a home-like setting within Rogers Memorial Hospital–West Allis, a typical stay of 30 to 60 days gives your child and our team the time to address his or her individual needs. Led by a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist, a team of professionals brings its expertise in both mental health and addiction to our therapeutic approach to recovery.


“Because of the Adolescent Recovery Program, I have decided to make a change. I no longer feel the need to use drugs/substances to cover up my problems. This is one of the best things I have done with my life.

~Former Adolescent Recovery Program patient

A dedicated, multidisciplinary team works with your teen using an evidence-based therapeutic approach which gives your child the skills and guidance to move forward, integrating therapies which support recovery from both mental health and addiction disorders.

At the core of all programs at Rogers is cognitive behavioral therapy to help identify challenges and develop coping skills. In addition, your child will engage in behavioral activation, practice mindfulness and build other dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills. For addiction, this includes DBT skills that can help alleviate physical discomfort, diminish urges and increase healthy behaviors. Motivational interviewing and substance abuse counseling also help effect change.

Individual, group, and family therapy and education are important parts of your child’s treatment plan. Other elements include:

  • Medication management

  • Experiential therapy (art, recreational and movement)

  • Daily living skills

  • Nutrition and health education

  • Personal wellness education

  • Community meetings and guest speakers

  • Spiritual care services

  • Community outings and therapeutic passes

Your adolescent son or daughter will have regular contact with a psychiatrist and psychologist, in addition to ongoing work with dedicated therapists and counselors.

With an integrated approach to care for co-occurring mental health and addiction, residents will find a variety of groups and activities within the day, all meant to support healthy change. Here’s what a typical weekday in the Adolescent Recovery Program looks like:




Hygiene and medication





Group check-in and skills review

Mindfulness and goals check-in

Process Group


AODA group

Snack and personal time

Structured leisure

DBT skills group

Behavioral activation

Shower and phone time

Experiential therapy

DBT skills review


Your child’s schedule at Rogers includes designated time throughout the week for school work, allowing him or her to keep up with academic assignments as much as possible during treatment stay. Your child will also have time for personal activity, family visits and phone calls.

Your participation in your child’s treatment will greatly help your child be successful not only at Rogers, but in his or her life outside our care as well. Family sessions are generally held once a week, and help everyone focus on your family’s communication patterns, value and belief systems, roles and expectations as they relate to your child’s treatment.

While in treatment, you and your child will have access to a multidisciplinary team of professionals, creating an individualized treatment plan that addresses your child’s needs. The team includes:

  • Board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist

  • Pediatric, family practice or internal medicine physician

  • Licensed clinical psychologist

  • Master’s level therapist

  • Therapeutic specialist

  • Certified substance abuse counselor

  • Registered psychiatric nurse

  • Experiential therapist

  • Registered dietitian

  • Certified teachers

  • Child and adolescent-trained residential counselor

  • Lucas Grancorvitz, Clinical Services Manager, Adolescent Recovery Program

    Lucas Grancorvitz

    Clinical Services Manager, Adolescent Recovery Program

    As manager of the Adolescent Recovery Program in West Allis, Lucas Grancorvitz, BA, is responsible for the daily clinical and administrative operation of the program, which includes its 50-person ...

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  • Azhar M. Yunus, MD, Medical Director, Adolescent Recovery Program and Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services

    Azhar M. Yunus, MD

    Medical Director, Adolescent Recovery Program and Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services

    Azhar M. Yunus, MD, serves as medical director of the residential Adolescent Recovery Program (opening spring 2017) and outpatient services for children and adolescents at Rogers' West Allis and ...

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Concerned your teen is struggling and could benefit from residential treatment?

Contact us to request a free confidential screening and learn more.

Call 800-767-4411

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Adolescent Recovery Program setting and tour

A newly renovated home for the Adolescent Recovery Program on the first floor of Rogers Memorial Hospital in our West Allis, Wisconsin, location awaits your son or daughter — not far from Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee. A warm, contemporary décor provides the backdrop for the community living space, semi-private bedrooms and therapy rooms within the 12-bed unit. Easy access to the main gymnasium and supervised outdoor activities in the greater Milwaukee area complement the indoor therapeutic setting. 

Day room

Day room

Group room

Patient Bedroom

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