IYTP or ACRA Federal Grant
What Is IYTP or ACRA?
IYTP (Idaho Youth Treatment Program) also known as ACRA (Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach) is a proven, effective, evidence based approach to substance abuse treatment in Boise, Idaho. This program focuses on helping clients ages 14 to 24 identify and utilize skills and resources needed to maintain sobriety after treatment. ACRA works towards ensuring the client becomes self-sufficient after treatment and works closely with friends and family.
How Does IYTP or ACRA Work?
IYTP or ACRA is used to help clients achieve and maintain complete sobriety after treatment, as well as engage in social activities without the use of substances, alcohol, or criminal behavior. This program uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and motivational interviewing to help the client maintain sobriety, and apply these practices to everyday life.
Weekly homework is assigned to ensure these skills are practiced outside of treatment, and to help familiarize the client with positive thinking and calming behavior. The caregiver or significant other of the client is engaged in the counseling process to understand substance abuse and assist the client in coping at home or in the community.
Who is Eligible?
- Transitional Age Adults (14-24 year olds) with a substance use disorder.
- Designed as a Level I OP program
What is covered?
- Group Therapy and Individual Therapy
- Drug Testing
- Child Care
Note: Clients must be committed to completing the 6 month program to qualify.
ACRA is part of The Idaho Youth Treatment Program (IYTP) and is governmentally funded to help adolescents and young adults achieve and obtain complete sobriety.