Teen Recovery Center's (TRC)
1212 South 43rd St., Suite C
San Diego, California 92113
2878 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, California 92102
4001 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 206San Diego, CA 92105
The Palavra Tree's Teen Recovery Centers (TRC's) are for adolescents (ages 12-17). The Centers provide non-residential Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment, Recovery, Prevention and Early Intervention Services for adolescents in the Central South Region. The TRC’s are designed to provide culturally appropriate treatment and recovery services that includes, prevention, early intervention and co-occuring disorders, alternative activities as well as referrals. A full continuum of care is available to address the varying levels of services needed by area youth.
The Teen Center's Program was born out of our Bold New Solutions Program.
Dr. Cleo Malone, the developer of the Bold New Solutions Program, realized that “an alarming number of adolescents in Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Treatment and Recovery Programs were repeating and frequently relapsing." Based on these findings, he created a curriculum that focused on cultural and social values, life skills and personal expectations, the adolescents understanding and acceptance of drug use, abuse and their general well-being.
The 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), developed by the Centers for Disease Control, is a questionnaire administered to students in the San Diego Unified School District Grades 9-12 that measures priority health behaviors.
Almost one in four students (22%) had five or more drinks of alcohol within a couple of hours in the last 30 days; the rate is highest for 18 years old at 31%.
Almost 40% of students reported having at least one drink of alcohol in the last 30 days.
More than one in four 16-18 years old (22%) used marijuana one or more times during the past 30 days.
More than half (55%) of 18 years old had used marijuana one or more times during their life. Lifetime use of marijuana by 18 years old increased 5.8% since the 2001 YRBS.
African Americans have the second highest rate of marijuana use in the past 30 days: 25% compared to 22% for Latino students and 25% for white students.