Who is eligible for ASUD services?

Adolescents ages 12 to 18 years are eligible for ASUD services.

What substances does ASUD address?

  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis (marijuana, hashish, blunt, weed)
  • Tobacco/Nicotine (cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco)
  • Other/Novel Tobacco Products (electronic cigarettes, e-cigs)
  • Hallucinogens (mushrooms, PCP, LSD, other)
  • Inhalants (nitrates, gasoline, paint)
  • Amphetamines (MDMA, speed, crystal, uppers, meth)
  • Cocaine/Crack
  • Opiates (heroin, methadone, morphine, oxy, Vicodin, narcotics)
  • Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, benzos)
  • Barbiturates (downers, amytal, nembutal)
  • Synthetic drugs (spice, K2, bath salts, other).

What are signs suggestive of substance misuse?

Skipped school, missed classes, or received failing grades; frequent change of friends; withdrawal from usual family bonding, routines, or activities; violations of curfews; decreased motivation, such as low productivity or neglect of personal hygiene; sudden crying spells or rapid mood swings; aggressive, inappropriate, and/or uncharacteristically defiant behavior; secretive behavior, such as whispering on the phone; acting sneaky and suspicious; changes in appearance, such as bloodshot eyes, enlarged or pin-point pupils, unexplained and sudden weight loss/gain, and skin changes.

Please note that signs of substance misuse are NOT limited to those listed above.

Who can refer to ASUD?

Parents and youth (self-referrals), pediatricians, other medical and behavioral health care providers can refer to ASUD. Use this form to referrer someone to the ASUD program. ASUD Referral Form

What happens once a referral is received?

The TCHATT/ASUD Team will reach out to the client/family to ensure that the adolescent would benefit from ASUD services, obtain consent and schedule an initial session.

How are virtual sessions conducted?

For virtual sessions, clients will need – smart phone, laptop, or PC, private space in their home or at school, an adult present in the home, or a counselor able to provide support for school settings

How do I contact ASUD if I have further questions?

For more information, contact us at asud@uth.tmc.edu or (713) 486-2045