With a history dating back to 1967, the Central Plains Center began as a part of the Plainview Hospital located in Plainview, Texas. With initial services exclusively for mental health and intellectual disabilities, substance abuse treatment began in 2000. The residential program is available only for adolescent boys, while the outpatient substance abuse programs are offered to both boys and girls under 18. All services are only for residents of Hale, Floyd, Lamb, Motley, Bailey, Briscoe, Swisher, Castro and Parmer Counties who meet admission requirements.
Accommodations and Food
The 12-bed residential facility accommodates boys between 13 and 17 years old and provides continuous supervision. The Reed Adolescent Center, as it is called, is located in a quiet area several miles from the main Central Plains facility. The residential home provides boys a cozy environment and rooms are shared with two to four others. Boys are expected to maintain a high level of personal tidiness, completing designated chores daily. Staff prepares nutritious and hearty meals that they serve communally. For classes and clinical treatment, boys are transported to the main facility.
Treatment and Staff
The residential program is for boys with a primary diagnosis of substance use who need a high level of long-term care. Though treatment is available in 60, 90 and 120-day increments, a stay of at least 90-days is usually suggested. Clients receive a comprehensive psychological and physical assessment to determine the presence of any co-occurring disorders. If an acute mental health concern is present, or if the client needs medically monitored detox, they are first treated in the adolescent psychiatric unit of the Central Plains Center. Once stable, they are able to commence substance abuse treatment. Ongoing psychiatric reviews and medication management are provided for clients needing dual-diagnosis support.
Referrals for treatment can come from many sources. Most common are clients from the juvenile criminal justice system, offered treatment as a way to rehabilitate and reduce delinquent behavior. These boys must successfully complete their treatment plans to prove compliance. All clients participate in a variety of therapeutic modalities that include holistic treatment, homeopathic, as well as 12-step programs. Treatment is highly structured, with mandatory attendance at group therapy, classes and chores packing their days. Recreational activities are organized and include movie nights, games and sports activities.
Once completed, boys can join the outpatient program. Also available to girls, this program offers group and individual therapy, classes and structured self-help classes. Most clients attend three sessions a week, reducing to one as progress is made. In addition to the LCDCs, social workers and case managers oversee and coordinate treatment. The case manager makes sure clients have the financial, housing and legal support they need, as well as appropriate aftercare plans. Every client has access to the psychiatric and community services at Central Plains.
Courses in drug and alcohol education are taught, as are a selection of certified high school classes. Boys that complete treatment and participate in the classes will be able to transfer credits.
Boys in need of intensive treatment will find the adolescent program at the Central Plains Center a great option. Offering treatment in Spanish—and at low cost—both the residential and outpatient programs can help teens achieve recovery.
Central Plains Center
Plainview, TX 79072
Central Plains Center Cost: Insurance, sliding scale. Reach Central Plains Center by phone at (806) 291-4422 or by email.
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