Residential Services


Summit Adolescent Residential Treatment Program for Substance Use Disorders

Residential Program

Intermountain Centers provides a 60-day residential program for adolescents in Tucson.  Services include intensive daily programming structured by clinicians to include recreation opportunities, therapy groups, health and wellness education, social skills development, managing emotions, individual and family therapy sessions, and community-based programming. The program is designed to emphasize action as a way to learn new perspectives and activities or social relationships that crowd out the substance use and related behaviors. Community-based activities are arranged to maximize therapeutic outcomes once clients are discharged into an aftercare setting.

Transitional Support Services

Transitional services are provided for 30 days following discharge from the residential program and take on a wrap-around approach utilizing in-home support and community reinforcement opportunities. Services include therapy, coaching, teaching, modeling, and skill building. These services allow for thorough evaluation of the relapse prevention plan to ensure community supports and reinforcement systems are effective, and for the client, clinician, and team to make modifications as needed. During the transitional support frequent Child Family Team meetings and consultation with the client, family, and Community Service Provider will ensure an effective transition to the client’s comprehensive service provider for ongoing aftercare.

Philosophy of Summit Program

The Summit Program embraces The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) as a fundamental framework for the assessment, planning and provision of services to adolescents experiencing challenges with substance use.  A comprehensive behavioral program, A-CRA is based on the belief that environmental contingencies – people, places and things – play a powerful role in encouraging or discouraging substance use.  A-CRA utilizes social, recreational, familial and vocational reinforcers to assist adolescents in the recovery process.  The goal is to rearrange multiple aspects of the adolescent’s life so that a healthy lifestyle is more rewarding than one dominated by alcohol and/or substance use.


  • Motivation building
  • Goal setting/problem solving
  • Social support
  • Increasing recovery-oriented activities
  • Positive social activities
  • Family and peer relationships
  • Vocational/educational opportunities
  • Planning for emergencies
  • Affect regulation
  • Communication skills
  • Coping with cravings
  • Family support (relationship building, creating a healthy environment, behavior intervention, family commitment to recovery)
  • Relapse prevention

Eligibility Criteria

All youth ages 12 to17 years who are enrolled in behavioral health services and their families are eligible for SUMMIT if, based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria, they require a residential treatment level of care for substance use.

For more information on the day program for Summit House residents, please refer to the MOSAIC Program description.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Molina, BSHS, BHT

Site Supervisor

Phone:  520-302-2006

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