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A Message to Parents

The Benefits of Teen Treatment

A thorough treatment program can help your teen heal from issues that are creating obstacles to his or her ability to live a life of balance and peace by providing:

  • Detox and medical stabilization that addresses withdrawal symptoms and health issues
  • Diagnosis of co-occurring behavioral disorders, mental health disorders, learning disabilities, and/or interpersonal issues to identify underlying problems
  • Treatment for all issues, including substance abuse, to ensure steady progress on all fronts
  • Extensive holistic care through outdoor and adventure therapy that improves physical health while building confidence and autonomy
  • Intensive family therapy services to improve communication skills and rebuild the relationships that are primary to a teen’s ability to succeed in recovery

How You Can Help Your Child Succeed in Treatment

Your participation is crucial to your teen’s progress in rehabilitation. There are a number of things you can do to make sure that you are the support you want to be in your child’s recovery, including:

  • Learn all you can about your teen’s drug of choice, addiction information, and treatment options
  • Take part in family support groups
  • Actively participate in family therapy with your teen
  • Be available when your teen wants to talk
  • Be a positive role model 
  • Take care of yourself, your marriage, and other members of your family

Family Therapy Is Essential

Your involvement in family therapy will not only help your teen as he or she works through rehabilitation but also aid you and other members of your family in moving forward and healing after living with a destructive addiction or mental health issue in your home. Without your participation in family therapy, your teen will make far less progress both during treatment and after returning home. It offers:

  • A safe forum for all to express and vent frustrations
  • An objective bystander to guide conversations
  • Therapeutic advice and assistance
  • Improved communication skills
  • Goals and therapeutic movement toward those goals