The teen years are when kids begin to understand who they are and what they want to do in life. Many individuals struggle to fit in with their peers and live up to their family’s expectations. Often, these pressures can cause adolescents to make risk and dangerous decisions such as abusing drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, because the teen mind is still developing, addiction can have severe consequences. Teens struggling with drug or alcohol abuse may benefit from adolescent-specific rehab programs designed to address their hopes, fears, and ambitions. Destinations for Teens is a facility dedicated to helping adolescents and young people identify, confront, cope, and overcome their substance abuse issues and mental health.
Adolescent-specific Rehab vs. General Rehab
Adults usually have very different reasons for attending rehab, for example, losing a job, divorce, financial issues, etc. On the other hand, adolescents tend to struggle with peer pressure, self-image, and the challenges of approaching adulthood. They may feel out of place in generalized treatment programs and find it difficult to relate to the older attendees. Adolescent specific rehab places teens in an environment with peers they can understand and who can help them understand themselves. (1) They can make lifelong friends and build a network of people they can trust.
The Benefits of Adolescent-Specific Inpatient Treatment
Inpatient treatment programs have a high rate of success, due in part to the environment they create. Adolescents are separated from the people and triggering factors that push them toward drugs and alcohol and placed in a friendly, stress-free environment surrounded by other teens going through the same problems. Group counseling, individualized therapy, and detoxification are all adapted to a teen’s specific needs. It creates a holistic environment where teens can focus on bettering themselves and leading a life free from substance abuse. Benefits of adolescent-specific rehab include:
- Programs designed to help teens build self-confidence and positive self-image
- Flexible programs that adapt to teens’ personalities and special needs such as dual diagnosis
- Development of teamwork and social skills through collaborative activities, field trips, and games
- Comprehensive programs that heal on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels
- Building healthy habits and new ways of thinking
- Fully-accredited academic programs that go above and beyond singular substance abuse treatment courses
Options for Adolescent-Specific Substance Abuse Rehab
The most effective substance abuse treatment programs integrate traditional detox and cognitive behavioral therapy with individualized care options. Art therapy offers a popular way for teens to express themselves and understand their suffering without embarrassment or constraints. By channeling their thoughts and emotions into drawings or sculptures, they can give form to and distance themselves from their difficulties. Likewise, holistic therapies can bolster all-around health. Doing so allows teens to be better equipped to handle what comes their way. For example, some of the holistic therapies we offer include:
Group counseling helps adolescents relate to one another and understand that they’re not alone in their journey. These sessions build trust and friendships that last long after the end of a 30-, 60-, or 90-day treatment program. Most adolescent-specific treatment facilities also offer family counseling. When conducted in a stress-free environment, family counseling can help rebuild damaged relationships and bolster a teen’s sense of security. (2)
Find an Adolescent-Specific Drug Rehab Program Today
If your teen suffers from drug or alcohol abuse, finding the right adolescent-specific treatment facility can make a world of difference. Individualized inpatient treatment programs combine an array of proven therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, art therapy, and holistic therapy. Family and group counseling, seminars, team-building activities, and excursions help build valuable life skills that extend far beyond treating substance abuse. So for more information about tailored rehab programs, contact us at 877.466.0620.