The Recipient proposes to develop and pilot a three-year project aimed at supporting youth involved in the justice system overcome their substance abuse and related challenges and ultimately develop a healthy lifestyle. The recreation therapist and youth will identify interests, motivation, satisfaction and attitudes through the development of a plan. Youth will then be given the opportunity to identify pro-social activities that they are interested in and how these can impact their life. Through evaluation and education, youth will be able to identify barriers (money, transportation, etc.) and then learn how to reduce or eliminate them. The project will focus on more than the presenting problem (e.g., substance abuse/dependence) and help youth develop alternative healthy ways to manage challenges associated with substance abuse and to find activities which they can enjoy as an alternative.