FAQs About The Granite Pathways Youth Treatment Center

Is your child struggling with drug or alcohol abuse?   We can help.

Granite Pathways understands that it can be difficult to find your child the right kind of service, in the right location with the right kind of staff.  And when your family is under stress these decisions can seem overwhelming. 

Here are some answers to questions you may have:

How long is the stay?

The average stay is 48 days

How do I pay?

We accept most commercial insurers including BC Anthem, Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim, as well as private pay and Medicaid. Families can also apply for scholarships.

How much does it cost?

Costs can vary depending on insurance coverage, income, and out of pocket expenses.

Is there a wait list?

While we have waitlists occasionally, we encourage you to call us.  We will work with you to get your child into the center as soon as possible.

How long does it take to get admitted?

The admissions process can be completed in less than 24 hours in most cases, depending on verification of benefits.

Where are you located?

We are located at 1056 North River Road at the John H Sununu Campus in Manchester NH.

Are there adult patients at the facility?

No. Our program only serves adolescents ages 12-17.

Are the rooms private?

Yes. Your child will have their own bedroom.

Are visitors allowed?

Yes, Sunday is visitor’s day. Visits can also be scheduled through the case manager for alternate times if you are not able to come on Sundays.  We encourage families to be actively involved in the program.

Do you have after care services?

Yes. Our Case Managers work with clients and their families to ensure your child is linked to all the support services and resources needed.

If my child has other medical issues, can they come to treatment?

Many of our clients have co-occurring mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD and other conditions. Our program has 24-7 nursing, primary care and psychiatric providers onsite 5 days a week, and medical providers on call around the clock.

Is it safe?

Our program is secure.  No one is permitted in the residential spaces without staff escort. Our staff are with clients around the clock and supervise all activities. Staff are trained in de-escalation techniques and therapeutic communication.

Will my child miss school?

No. We partner with each school district to ensure you child doesn’t fall behind while in treatment. We have a full-time certified school teacher onsite during the regular school year. This teacher works directly with your child and their school to access all needed assignments.

What services do you provide?

24-7 nursing

Individual and family counseling

Multiple methodologies to recovery including Smart Recovery, 12 Step, Meditation, Seven Challenges, and MAT (medication assisted  treatment)

Recreational activities and sports

Access to spiritual services

Art, poetry, music activities

Life Skills

Peer support and recovery coaching

Can my child call or receive letters and packages?

Yes. Your child will have an approved call list and have access to a phone daily. Some restrictions may be put into place as part of individual treatment plans.  You as the parent/guardian approve the phone lists.  Your child can receive unlimited packages or mail. Items are opened to ensure contraband is not brought into building.

What happened if my child wants to leave?

Our coached work with your child to encourage them to stay in treatment. If your child refuses to complete treatment you will be asked to pick them up.

How many children are in the program?

The census varies. The program can accommodate up to 36 clients.

Can my child have their cell phone?

Cell phones may be brought into the program, but they are secured and only permitted under supervision and if your child’s treatment plan permits.  Your child may have non-phone MP3 players on their person.

Will my child be drug-free after treatment?

That is our goal. Relapse can occur, but our staff will follow up with you and your child for a year after discharge to help ensure they have access to services they need. And if your child needs to come back, we will welcome them.

What genders does the program serve?

Our program serves all genders. Clients reside on separate gender units based on their gender identity.

What if my child is transgender?

We respect the sexual orientation and/or gender identity of every individual served—however they define themselves.  If your child is transgender, they will reside in their unit of choice.

You can learn more about relapse rates in this article: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/treatment-recovery