TEENboy-profile-MaxAdolescent & Young Adult Substance Abuse Treatment


CFS Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) offers information and screening, assessment, outpatient counseling, and recovery support to NH youth ages 12-24 and their families in Manchester, Concord, and the Lakes Region. Services are available to individuals with substance use problems and co-occurring mental health and substance use issues.


Information and Screening:

Concerned parents or other parties can call and speak with one of our program's Licensed Substance Abuse and Mental Health professionals to ask questions, gather information, schedule an appointment, and receive referrals to resources. Phone consultations are free.


ASAT uses a standardized, evidence-based assessment tool called the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN). The assessment process helps our clinicians determine recommendations to best support our clients. We offer assessments to both voluntary and court-ordered clients.

Outpatient Counseling:

ASAT offers individual substance abuse counseling to adolescents and young adults. This may also include couples, family, and/or group elements.

Other Outpatient Counseling components:
• Continued assessment throughout treatment – sometimes our treatment recommendations change
• Treatment goal setting
• Motivational interviewing/motivational enhancement
• Relapse prevention
• Harm Reduction
• Drug testing
• Information and referral
• Evidence based treatment by licensed SA professionals for adolescents and young adults pieces
• Continuing care and recovery support groups
• 24/7 on call for Crisis Support

Access to Recovery (ATR) Services:

ASAT is a contracted provider for ATR through the Bureau of Drag and Alcohol Services (BDAS). The full range of ASAT services are available to those seeking treatment using an ATR voucher. A referral must come through an ATR Care Coordinator in order to access treatment through ASAT.


Funded in part by the NH DHHS/Division of Community Based Care Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.



Jessica Conrad provides substance abuse counseling to adolescents and young adults, ages 12-24, in the Manchester, Concord and Laconia areas. She earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling from New England College in 2010. She is a master licensed alcohol and drug counselor (MLADC) and a licensed mental health counselor (LCMHC).  Jessica has worked as a substance abuse clinician with CFS for the past four years.  Before she joined the staff of CFS, she spent 3 ½ years providing direct care for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Jessica is certified to administer the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN), a comprehensive substance abuse evaluation. She is also certified in the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) and utilizes both cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.