Ridge View Youth Services Center Expands Treatment Programming

Early in the year, the Division of Youth Services, Rites of Passage and Office of Behavioral Health staff collaborated through discussions and planning to establish an American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) III program at Ridge View Youth Services Center. Their efforts came to fruition in September, when the first class of six students celebrated program completion with a graduation ceremony. Program requirements included participation in the University of Cincinnati Criminal Institute Cognitive Interventions for Substance Use curriculum, work toward improvement in physical fitness goals, completion of a Recovery Plan, and participation in sobriety enhancing activities, which included hiking, swimming and boxing workouts at Phoenix Multi Sort, a sobriety focused gym.