Ryther’s Co-Occurring Program: “Becca” breaks free of addiction and finds she can succeed

15-year-old “Becca” completed inpatient treatment for a dependency on multiple drugs and stepped down to Ryther’s Co-Occurring Program, an outpatient program for teens with both a substance use and mental health disorder. With a prior diagnosis of ADHD, she was making progress at Ryther in therapy. But her toxicology results, which are monitored as part of the program, showed that she had not stopped using drugs. Her therapist at Ryther, Dr. Cristina Sanders, discussed how Becca was not being honest with her or her famil