Residential Services


Summit Adolescent Residential Treatment Program for Substance Use Disorders:

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-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 reinforcements 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.

Residential Program:

  • Intermountain provides a 60-day residential program for adolescents in Tucson.
  • Services provided by clinicians include: recreational opportunities, therapy groups, health and wellness education, development of social skills, managing emotions, individual and family therapy sessions and community-based programs.
  • Summit believes that substance use is a learned behavior and the best way to minimize it is to teach alternative behaviors.
  • These “sobriety sampling” opportunities help to share perspectives on what a preferred activity is and illuminate a contrast between a sober lifestyle and a using lifestyle.
  • These new perspectives reveal activities and social relationships that members can use to diminish their substance use and its related behaviors.
  • Community-based activities are arranged to maximize therapeutic outcomes once the members are transitioned into an aftercare setting.


  • Motivation building
  • Goal setting and problem solving
  • Social support
  • Increasing recovery-oriented activities
  • Positive social activities
  • Family and peer relationships
  • Vocational and educational opportunities
  • Planning for emergencies
  • Affect regulation
  • Communication skills
  • Coping with cravings
  • Family support
  • Relapse prevention

Eligibility Criteria

All youth ages 12 to17 years who are enrolled in behavioral health services 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, please contact:

Melissa Molina, BSHS, BHT

Site Supervisor

Phone:  520-302-2006

(520) 721-1887 Contact Us For SUD Services

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