The Seven Challenges® is an evidence-based substance abuse and co-occurring disorders treatment program for adolescents who have substance abuse issues. The Seven Challenges® model has become increasingly successful in targeting hard-to-reach and hard-to-engage adolescents. Instead of a one-size-fits all approach, the Seven Challenges® Program is individualized with careful attention to meeting youth where they are and providing successful counseling interventions. This helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug-abusing lifestyle, and prepare for success when they commit to change. Based on the decision making model, groups provide a forum for exploring options to all of life’s challenges and learning life skills. Journals offer a structured, confidential opportunity for adolescents to process these challenges as they pertain to them directly. The feedback received from a Seven Challenges® trained therapist encourages thoughtful decisions and open, honest dialogue.