Sometimes, a teen needs extra support to overcome their substance use issues. Residential treatment can help. At Destination for Teens, we specialize in helping those in our care start their journey to recovery by treating underlying mental health conditions and finding the right path for your teen.
When a teen needs some extra focus, away from their home environment.
Care and Support for Your Teen Through Residential Treatment
The path to wellness requires commitment, trust, and transparency between the client and the caregiver. This is why we work with every family to create a custom treatment plan for their teenager. Our staff will address not only the emotional and behavioral needs of clients but also their academic, physical, and social needs and issues within the family and home. Therefore, our teen residential treatment program is a great place to start.
Researchers estimate that between 50-90% of adolescents in treatment for substance use disorders also have diagnosable mental health challenges. That is why Destinations’ provides a dual diagnosis treatment track in addition to mental health treatment.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment in California
We ask families to commit to at least 45 days upfront to our teen residential treatment services because the process of expelling chemicals from the body can take several weeks. Teens receiving addiction treatment will go to meetings (AA, NA, etc.) and have recovery and therapy sessions. Our therapeutic services focus on determining the causes and triggers of each teen’s addiction. This helps teens develop coping methods to combat cravings and redirect them to a healthy alternative.
Teen Residential Treatment Services
Although the length of a program can vary, and some teens make it through faster than others, we ask families to commit to at least 30 days of treatment upfront. Rather than focusing on the length of stay, we choose to focus on treatment methods that will produce the most favorable outcome for your teen.
Our team treatment approach involves cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and an emphasis on coping skills. At the same time, your teen participates in creative therapies that allow them to express themselves in a caring, nurturing environment.
Some other aspects of our residential treatment program include:
- Outdoor activities
- Physical fitness
- Body movements
- Art therapy
- Photography therapy
- Music therapy
- ADHD, OCD, and mood disorder treatment programs
We help teens connect to their sense of self, identity, and health again through various modalities without using substances.
A Commitment to Education
As a parent, you want to ensure your teen won’t fall behind in school during treatment.
Destinations offers intensive school support so each teen can keep pace with their peers. Our teachers will oversee the curriculum and ensure they get the support necessary to stay on track. Destinations maintains relationships with several reputable, recognized, and accredited online schools to assist teens and families that choose that route. Furthermore, our academic team also provides SAT preparation and vocational skill exploration.
Parental Involvement in Teen Residential Treatment
Parental involvement is critical to all of our teen addiction treatment programs. During orientation, parents will meet the entire treatment team. This includes the individual and family therapist, education director, nurse, and clinical director. Therefore, you can better understand their respective roles and how they will interact with you and your teen. We require parents to attend therapy sessions and family education classes. Moreover, we will work with you to create a schedule for therapeutic visits. This will help your teen adjust to their new lifestyle.
Family therapy is an essential aspect of recovery and can increase chances of success in sobriety. Through the support of family, our teen residential treatment services, and an aftercare plan, your teen can begin to move towards a healthier life.