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Exceptional Adolescent Substance Abuse & Mental Health Treatment

carf accredited programMuir Wood Adolescent and Family Services is a northern California treatment center for teens with addiction, substance abuse, mental health and behavioral issues. The center offers two distinct treatment tracks: Residential Primary Care for boys 12–17 in the beautiful farmlands and rolling hills of Petaluma, CA, and Intensive Outpatient Counseling for boys and girls 12–19 in scenic nearby San Rafael, CA. Our gender-responsive boys residential program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and our programs are led by renowned Bay Area clinicians and a talented and dedicated support staff. Read on and learn why parents and professionals alike trust their children and their clients to our attentive care.


teens under the influence“Muir Wood is a place of light and hope, offering a comprehensive program of treatment, academics, and family involvement that sets the gold standard for gender-specific adolescent treatment. If only every young person struggling with alcohol and other drug problems could spend time at Muir Wood where kindness, trust, and respect are the keystones of life-long recovery.”

— Kathy Ketcham
Adolescent Treatment Expert & Best Selling Author
“Teens Under the Influence”
& “The Spirituality of Imperfection”


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Residential Treatment for Boys 12-17

Petaluma, CA

Our CARF-accredited residential adolescent program, located in Sonoma County, CA, is designed for boys, ages 12–17, struggling with drug or alcohol addiction or abuse, behavioral problems, and mental health issues.

With a nationally renowned clinical program headed by a team of highly credentialed professionals, comprehensive diagnostic testing, year-round academics, and outdoor adventure therapy, Muir Wood is considered to be the gold standard in teen addiction treatment by parents, therapists, physicians, and teen substance abuse experts alike.

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Outpatient Counseling for Boys & Girls

San Rafael, CA

Our Outpatient Program situated in a brand new, beautifully appointed facility in San Rafael, CA, part of Marin County, includes 12-week Day Treatment Track along with a 12-week Intensive Outpatient track for teen boys and girls struggling with substance abuse and behavioral or metal health issues.

Along with all groups, activities and family therapy, clients receive at minimum one individual therapy session per week and one individual family therapy session per week with a licensed therapist. Clients also submit to random drug screens at least once per week.

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Learn about Muir Wood from our Founder and Clinical Leadership Team

Scott Sowle, Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Jennifer Golick, Ph.D., LMFT, Clinical Director

Dr. Micheal Wachter, M.D., Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. David E. Smith, M.D., FASAM, FAACT, Chair of Addiction Medicine

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Muir Wood accepts most forms of commercial health insurance. At this time, we do not accept MediCal coverage. Read More

Information for Concerned Parents

What Parents Need to Know About Treating Teens

There are a number of things you can do to make sure that you are the support system you want to be in your son’s recovery.

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Parents’ Guide to Teen Treatment Centers

Sending your son to treatment may seem like it’s the end of a long struggle, but it’s the start of a new phase in his life and yours.

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Parent Survey Data & Outcome Measurements

At Muir Wood, we consistently monitor the outcomes of teens and families in our program to ensure the most effective treatment.

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Three-Month Parent Coaching & Aftercare Program

The Parent Support & Coaching Program is a three-month aftercare program free to parents following their teen’s residential treatment.

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