Residential Teen Substance Abuse Treatment Program Offering Expert Help for Addiction & Behavioral Issues
Substance abuse is prevalent among adolescents in the United States, in large part because of accessible illegal drugs and even alcohol on school campuses. A study performed by Columbia University and The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) revealed that 44 percent of high school students knew at least one fellow student who has sold drugs.
Illegal drugs are just a part of the addiction epidemic that threatens the nation’s youth. For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people between the ages of 12 to 20 years old consume over 10 percent percent of all the alcohol purchased in the country each year.
The CDC also noted that 1 in 5 high school students have abused prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Xanax and Adderall. These disturbing statistics highlight the need for substance abuse treatment centers for teenagers. The Treatment Center of the Palm Beaches has designed a reputable program that caters only to teens.
Our Approach for Treating Addiction & Behavioral Disorders
Treating teen substance abuse becomes considerably more complex when these individuals are also afflicted with mental or behavioral issues such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 14 percent of 13- to 17-year-olds will develop a mood or behavioral disorder in their lifetime.
At The Treatment Center, we specialize in treating individuals struggling with substance abuse and a co-occurring mood or behavioral disorder. Our staff of board-certified doctors, nurses and psychiatrists has decades of experience in helping teenagers to not only overcome addiction, but also move past the underlying issues that led to substance abuse in the first place. Our team also specializes in treating behavioral and mood disorders in teens that are unrelated to substance abuse problems.
Safety is our number one priority. The Teen Treatment Center offers full security and 24/7 adult supervision, so you can be rest assured your child is being monitored and safe. Boys and girls are kept completely separate during their stay at the facility. That way each individual can focus on their own healing without distractions.
Personalized Treatment Program for Teens
We recognize that each teenage client is unique. Clients are typically more responsive to treatment when they feel that they are able to add input into their recovery path, and this is especially true for adolescents.
Our board-certified staff of psychologists and physicians works collaboratively with teens undergoing substance abuse treatment to develop an individualized recovery plan. Teens have the ability to select certain treatment therapies based off of their desires, but also the recommendations of their dedicated therapist. Some of the teen treatments include:
- Substance Abuse Detoxification
- Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Family Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Academic Education
- Court Liaison Services
We focus on providing natural ways for teens to learn how to cope with stressful situations.
Healing Through Family Therapy
A teenager’s substance abuse and behavioral problems impact the entire family. That’s why we encourage loved ones to participate in the recovery process through our family therapy program. We host two-hour workshops each month that are led by a licensed therapists with years of experience in treating substance abuse and behavioral disorders in teens. Using a variety of evidence-based therapies, including role playing and guided communication, our therapists help families identify unhealthy interpersonal dynamics that can contribute to a teen’s substance abuse and behavioral problems.
Signs of Teen Addiction
It’s important to act swiftly if you suspect that your teen has problems with substance abuse and addiction. The longer an individual continues to abuse illegal drugs or alcohol, the more difficult his or her journey back to sobriety may be.
Here are several signs that indicate that your teen might be in need of substance abuse treatment:
- Declining school performance
- Increased aggression
- Violent mood swings
- Antisocial behavior
- Use, purchase or sale of prescription/illegal drugs
Getting Started with Our Teen Treatment Center
Health and legal risks increase as long as a family member continues to abuse drugs or alcohol, especially if he or she is also grappling with a mood or behavioral disorder. At The Treatment Center, we can guide your teen toward a healthier lifestyle with an individualized treatment plan that responds to his or her physical and emotional needs.
Contact us today if you’d like to know more about our 24-hour-supervised teen treatment programs in West Palm Beach, Florida. We can also answer your questions regarding the benefits of family therapy. Our admissions counselors are standing by 24/7 to respond to your questions or concerns.
Help Your Son or Daughter By Getting Them The Help They Deserve