Teen rehabilitation programs are specifically designed to address addiction and disorders among an adolescent population. These programs have benefits. For teens and their families, this treatment is the first step toward a brighter future. To learn more about our treatment options for teenage boys, please reach out to Foothills at Red Oak today at 866.300.5275.
1. Treatment Is Age-Appropriate
One of the best things about a teenage rehabilitation program is that the program is age-appropriate. The kinds of topics that adults might address are not likely to be the same as teens would. The set-up of the treatment program would be different, too, because adults generally need to take more responsibility for their actions. They also usually understand how the world works.
Teens are different. Their addiction may have surprised them, or they may not realize how they got where they are. They may also need their family’s support. In addition, they may need peers in their therapy groups that are around the same age. Doing all this helps them be more comfortable and to get the most out of their time in the program.
2. Family Involvement Is Typical
In a teen program, family involvement is typical. Of course, there are times when the family may not be involved. Still, for most teens, better communication between themselves and their family members makes a significant difference in their recovery.
While a family won’t be 100% responsible for the teen’s addiction and actions, the reality is that parents may have played a role in enabling their teen. Parents need to be involved in treatment to understand what is or is not acceptable behavior and how to handle relapses or changes in behavior if they occur.
On top of that, if a teen does have a mental illness, the involvement of family will help them better understand what the teen is going through. They’ll also learn how to help if the symptoms become severe.
3. Peer Support Is Available
Peer support is helpful for teens, especially if they meet new friends and have opportunities to interact with their peers. In inpatient or outpatient programs, there is usually a focus on creating opportunities for teens to interact with each other. This might be in several forms, like relaxing in common areas, eating together, going on specific field trips with a group, or going to therapy together.
4. There’s a Possibility for Early Mental Health Diagnoses
One thing is true about the teen years: the brain’s chemicals are changing and adapting to a teen’s growth. It’s not unusual during the teen years to see a teen develop mental health problems due to puberty and social stresses.
If a teen is already struggling with an addiction, it’s safe to say that they may also have an underlying mental illness. In a quality adolescent rehabilitation program, the goal will be to get the teen treatment for that illness right away. The sooner they receive treatment, the better the outlook is for their future.
Contact Foothills at Red Oak for Help For Your Teen
At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, we know that teens may need addiction treatment. Drug addiction and alcohol addiction may start in these early, formative years, and adolescents need to get the help they need as soon as possible.
Our program focuses on helping teenage boys between the ages of 14 and 17 so that they can get back into control of their lives. We can help determine if there is an underlying mental health concern and provide treatment for those conditions if necessary. Contact us today at 866.300.5275 to learn more about our services and how we can help.