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Adolescent Addiction Access Program

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Adolescent Addiction Access (AAA) Program is a free provider-to-provider helpline for Indiana providers caring for youth ages 17 or younger with substance use disorders (SUD).

With support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), AAA provides timely access to evidence-based patient care services and community referral support from a team of experienced IU School of Medicine addiction specialists, including psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed clinical social workers. Addiction specialists are on hand Monday through Friday to offer consultations on a wide range of substance use and mental health services at no cost to providers.

How AAA Can Help

AAA program consultants can assist with:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluation
  • Outpatient psychotherapy (virtual or in-person)
  • Medication management
  • Case management

AAA Helpline

Providers can reach AAA consultants by calling 317-278-8434 or emailing Calls are answered Monday through Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm EST.

Email the AAA program

Need Additional Assistance?

For questions about other substance use or mental health disorders in youth, contact the Be Happy Program at 317-278-7700.

Explore the Be Happy Program

Marion County's Beyond Substance Podcast

The Beyond Substance podcast deepens the understanding of our listeners about substance use in Marion County, specifically the problems and solutions to address these issues and to highlight that there is hope and share what can be done to foster and support recovery in our community.  

The first episode features Dr. Leslie Hulvershorn, Chair of Department of Psychiatry at the IU School of Medicine, discussing what substance use and overdose look like from those who are working in the field and what we experience when we are personally affected by substance use.

Listen to When Tragedy Sparks Hope.

The sixth episode features Dr. Zachary Adams, a clinical psychologist in the IU School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and a psychologist with IU Health Riley Hospital, discussing substance use disorder in adolescent populations and one family's journey to recovery.

Listen to Diffiicult Discussions: Your Teen and Substance Use Disorder.

Adolescent Addiction Specialists

23695-Adams, Zachary

Zachary W. Adams, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

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11271-Hulvershorn, Leslie

Leslie A. Hulvershorn, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Read Bio Leslie A. Hulvershorn, MD

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Laurie Redelman, LCSW

Social Worker