Indiana's only adolescent addiction treatment program using ENCOMPASS dual diagnosis treatment.

Research shows that children and teenagers who struggle with addiction often have a co-occurring mental health problem. If treatment for substance abuse is sought without addressing an underlying psychiatric issue, the adolescent is less likely to reach abstinence and more likely to experience a relapse.

The Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is the first and only substance abuse therapy program in the Midwest to tackle this treatment gap by using ENCOMPASS – an evidence-based therapy program for youth ages 10-18 who struggle with this difficult combination of problems.

How Our Program is Different

The Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health approaches teenage drug addiction in a way that is different from other rehabilitation and mental health clinics in the region. Specifically, it is different because:

  • It is convenient. ENCOMPASS is an outpatient program. Patients meet with our team once a week for 16 weeks. There is no wait time, and evening appointments are available.
  • It is far-reaching. Patients can be seen in eight locations across Indiana.
  • It is inclusive. Family members are an essential part of treatment.
  • It is individualized. Only individual and family therapy approaches are used in ENCOMPASS.
  • It is integrated. The program uses a combination of techniques to treat both the addiction and the underlying psychiatric problem at the same time. Techniques used include a preliminary diagnostic evaluation, individual cognitive behavioral therapy, at-home practice exercises, prescribed medicine to treat the addiction and/or mental illness, and motivational incentives to encourage treatment compliance and abstinence (reinforced by regular urine drug screenings).
  • It includes medication treatments. Our child and adolescent psychiatrist is the only addiction boarded expert in the state and routinely uses innovative medication treatments to target both mental health and substance use disorders.
  • It is only for adolescents. Our staff has been specially trained to treat children and teenagers.
  • It is supportive. We partner with the Boys & Girls Club, Choices, In Arms, Job Corps, Mental Health America and the Systems of Care Conferences to provide complimentary care and engage our patients in pro-social activities after treatment is completed.

Meet Our Team

Our comprehensive team was trained by the developers of the ENCOMPASS program at the University of Colorado. Because we have one core team, we are able to provide unmatched continuity in care. Our staff is passionate about helping young people overcome addiction and is committed to providing a treatment plan that best suites the needs of each patient.

Our team members include:

Leslie Hulvershorn, M.D., M.Sc. – Dr. Hulvershorn is the medical director of the Dual Diagnosis Clinic and a board-certified addiction and child and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and was trained in child psychiatry at New York University.

Ann Lagges, Ph.D., HSPP – Dr. Lagges is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in family therapies and child and adolescent mood disorders. She is a graduate of Ohio University.

Eric Scott, Ph.D., HSPP – Dr. Scott is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adolescent anxiety, pain and addictions. He is the director of the Riley Pain Center and co-chief of the Tourette's/OCD/Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

Laurie Redelman, LCSW – Laurie Redelman is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in substance abuse in combination with ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety issues, conduct problems, trauma issues and other psychiatric difficulties. She is a graduate of Indiana University.

Alisha Baker, BS, CCRP – Alisha Baker is the ENCOMPASS program coordinator and scheduler. She is a graduate of Purdue University.

Contact Us

If you know an adolescent who needs treatment for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, we are honored to have the opportunity to help. Referring physicians, drug court judges, families, schools and other individuals can learn more about the Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley at IU Health by calling program coordinator Alisha Baker at 317.948.3481. You can also send questions by email to kidpsych@iupui.edu.

Locations

We want every adolescent who is struggling with addiction and mental illness to have the opportunity to get better. That's why we provide eight convenient locations across the state of Indiana.

  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North (Meridian Crossing, Tower Three) – Carmel, Indiana
  • Decatur County Memorial Hospital (telemedicine) – Greensburg, Indiana
  • IU Health White Memorial Hospital (telemedicine) – Monticello, Indiana
  • Deaconess Riley Specialty Center (telemedicine) – Evansville, Indiana
  • The Bowen Center (telemedicine) – Plymouth/Warsaw, Indiana
  • IU Health Arnett Hospital (telemedicine) – Lafayette, Indiana
  • Lugar Center for Rural Health (telemedicine) – Terre Haute, Indiana (Coming Fall 2014)

Telemedicine treatment is conducted via video conference and is clinically the same as non-telemedicine treatment.

Payment Options

All payer sources are accepted. Insurance is billed first, but if necessary, a sliding pay scale can be applied to reduce fees. Our staff is happy to assist with this process. Funding from the state of Indiana's Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) supports this program.

For more information on drug addiction and substance abuse treatment, visit our Resources page.