teens work together in a teen residential treatment center

Qualities of a Successful Residential Treatment Center

Building a safe, nurturing, structured environment that promotes positive change starts with hiring mentors, therapists, and clinicians who are able to see and celebrate the best parts of each teen in their care. Teens who struggle with substance use disorder may be reluctant to trust adults and authority figures. However, a knowledgeable, committed, experienced staff…

this mother learns the benefits of mental health treatment for her daughter

The Challenges and Benefits of Treatment for Mental Health

Balancing school, family, financial, and social responsibilities leave many teens at risk of experiencing complications related to their self-esteem and mental health. If you believe mental health concerns might be preventing your teen from living their best life, having a solid teen mental health treatment experience can open doors your teen never thought possible. Why…

a mom learns to respond to an overdose

How to Respond to an Overdose

An overdose happens when high amounts of drugs shut down the body’s essential systems. They can cause brain damage, comas, seizures, and even death. Whether an overdose is accidental, intentional, or some combination of the two, immediate medical attention is required. What are Overdose Symptoms? The drug that your teen has used will determine the…

these kids benefit from a teen education program while in recovery

Will My Teen Fall Behind in School if They Receive Treatment?

What is the biggest concern families have when deciding to enroll their teen in residential treatment? School attendance and how it will impact a teen’s ability to transition back to their home school program. Destinations for Teens, however, has already considered this need and offers a daily educational program. Our teen education program keeps teens…

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Recognizing World Mental Health Day in October

Becoming aware of mental health and effective treatment needs to be an ongoing discussion in our homes and communities, according to the World Federation of Mental Health. To raise awareness about mental health, the organization established World Mental Health Day in 1992. Since then, mental health has been celebrated worldwide on October 10, with participants advocating for…

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3 Different Exercise Therapy Techniques

Overcoming drug and alcohol addiction is often difficult for teens. In addition to detox, therapeutic services can help support teens to learn to become aware of the causes of their addiction and how to consistently fight their urges. Destinations for Teens’ exercise therapy program is a holistic treatment option helping teens remain sober. Learn the…

teens participate in a successful CA teen drug rehab

Drug Rehab for Teenagers

Being a teenager isn’t easy. Unfortunately, drugs that give energy and promote relaxation are often habit-forming. Not every teen who uses drugs develops an addiction, but many teens do. Peer pressure often plays a role when teens see others participating and want to feel a sense of belonging. Many teens cite the euphoric feeling associated…

a teen goes through heroin withdrawal

Can Heroin Withdrawal Kill You?

Becoming sober is one of the best accomplishments you can ever achieve. However, it’s not easy. Anyone who has suffered from painful heroin withdrawal symptoms knows the struggles associated with overcoming addiction. And one of the greatest questions asked: “can heroin withdrawal kill you?” The short answer is no. The longer response: seek help. Destinations…