Unfortunately, substance abuse is a prevalent issue affecting teens all over the United States. In 2016, at least 180,000 adolescents between 12 and 17 were treated at specialized facilities for drug abuse.
Teens end up struggling with addiction for different reasons ranging from peer pressure to the misuse of prescriptions. Whatever the reason might be, substance abuse has damaging effects on adolescent development. However, early intervention offsets long-term effects of addiction.
Finding the right teen rehab program is tedious— especially considering the shortage of programs for adolescent treatment nationwide. Teens have unique needs when it comes to treatment. Thankfully, Safe Landing Recovery is fully prepared to meet those needs and help your child overcome addiction.
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Specialized Teen Rehab Programs Work!
Teens are more susceptible to substance abuse than adults in many ways. Because the teenage brain is not fully developed until one’s mid-twenties, drug and alcohol abuse have adverse effects on proper functioning— thereby impairing the development of healthy coping skills and potentially the ability to communicate with those around them meaningfully.
Peer pressure and a desire to fit in with crowds who may be using drugs or alcohol is a massive catalyst in experimenting with addictive substances. In other instances, use is an escapism from common teenage challenges: overwhelming homework, relationship problems, instability at home, anxiety, depression, and undiagnosed mental health disorders.
Self-medicating with drug or alcohol abuse exacerbates existing problems.
Peer pressure aside, other things influencing teen addiction among adolescents is a family history of drug abuse. Research shows that some people are more predisposed to addiction to others. Genetic factors are said to account for 40-60 % of an individual’s vulnerability to addiction.
The Need for Specialized Treatment
Every year, thousands of teens take drugs. The most commonly abused drugs among teens include marijuana, opioids, over-the-counter medicines, and hallucinogens.
- By 12th grade, about two-thirds of students have consumed alcohol
- In 2019, 0.7 percent of 8th graders, 1.5 percent of 10th graders, and 2.2 percent of 12th graders
- 2.7% of 12th graders reported using opioids in 2019
- Close to two in 10 12th graders reported using prescription medicine without a prescription
- About one-tenth of alcohol consumed in the U.S. is taken by young people between 12-20
- In 2017, 36% of high school students reported trying marijuana at least once and 5% tried cocaine
Despite the decline of substance abuse and underage drinking among teens, there remains a substantial percentage of that population requiring help for a substance use disorder.
Safe Landing Recovery’s comprehensive rehab programs for teens offer evidence-based treatment to help teens in need!
Understanding Methods For Teen Treatment
Safe Landing Recovery is well-versed in the unique challenges of teens with addiction.
We specialize in adolescent substance abuse and provide comprehensive behavioral and mental health assessments before beginning treatment. The care we offer is evidence-based, and highly effective in treating addiction. We understand each individual and substance use disorder differs and so we foster a personalized approach to care.
Safe Landing Recovery is a fully accredited facility with a team of professionals licensed to practice in the fields of mental health and addiction. Our clinicians have the knowledge and compassion needed to help our young clients work through their challenges and rediscover hope.
Addiction Treatment Modalities for Teenagers
One must be aware of the treatment modalities offered when looking for rehab facilities. At Safe Landing Recovery, we provide a myriad of teen rehab programs with the goal of achieving long-term recovery. We combine treatment modalities and work with each client towards achieving clinical milestones. Our personalized treatment plans address the specific needs of clients so they can achieve holistic healing and recovery.
The primary methods we use in treatment are:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Gender specific groups, including LGBTQ+
- Anger management and emotional awareness
- Communication and skills training
- Total wellness: physical, mental, emotions, and spiritual wellbeing
Residential Inpatient Treatment for Teens
Residential treatment programs are ideal for young clients who have intense recovery needs.
Inpatient rehabilitation provides the necessary structure, psychoeducation, and life planning critical to recovery. Without a solid foundation in recovery techniques learned in CBT, and like modalities, one’s chances of relapse are all but guaranteed.
Teenagers battling severe addiction receive treatment within our private, fully-enclosed facility full-time. Outside distractions and addictive substances are banned from our recovery premises, ensuring the pinnacle of care.
During treatment clients participate in one-on-one cognitive behavioral therapy to uncover the roots of addiction. Our clinicians understand teenagers suffering from addiction are experiencing fragility and dysregulation; we treat each client with the respect and care necessary to facilitate recovery and inner wellbeing.
Safe Landing Recovery provides co-ed housing and peer living communities, helping clients feel connected to a rich community of peers and counselors. We understand the importance of keeping up academically, so offer educational programs so they don’t fall behind. Provisions are also made for teens who are about to enter the labor market and need to develop key skills. Some of the educational services at Safe Landing Recovery include:
- Virtual schooling during treatment
- In-class instructions for core subjects
- GED preparation
- ACT/SAT preparation
- Life skills training
- Career skills training
Partial Hospitalization Programs for Teens
Some teens need the intensity of an inpatient program but cannot commit to living on premises full-time. Safe Landing Recovery’s partial hospitalization program for teens aligns best with mixed needs. Clients are required to attend treatment for full days at least five days out of the week. Our evidence-based treatments help clients better understand addiction and guide them along a journey of self-discovery. While receiving treatment, clients learn about achieving mindfulness and acting upon personal responsibility. Ultimately, the level of flexibility in PHP programs affords teenagers and guardians the chance to continue professional, academic, and extracurricular activities during treatment.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) for Teenagers
Safe Landing Recovery’s intensive outpatient treatment program is flexible.
We understand students may not be afforded the opportunity to recover away from home. Treatment is available on an outpatient basis; clients come to treatment several times throughout the week and begin their journey to recovery and personal fulfillment.
An interactive recovery is necessary for lasting change. During treatment teens learn how to address the underlying causes of self-medication and substance use.
Throughout IOP, teens are taught healthy coping mechanisms they can use in everyday life and attend group as well as individual therapy sessions. The group sessions, in particular, are an opportunity to create meaningful connections and build relationships with other teens undergoing similar struggles.
Treatment identifies potential triggers fomenting relapse and arms clients to de-escalate potentially fatal lapses in sobriety.
Family Addiction Counseling for Teenagers and Family Members
Teens require a stable and reliable support system as they navigate their way to sobriety. Relapse prevention measures are reinforced when paired with an external support system.
Here at Safe Landing Recovery we take a holistic approach to psychotherapy and invite family members to participate in— and contribute meaningfully to— family counseling. Addiction often drives clients away from their family and friends.
Addiction is isolating. But recovery cannot be.
Counseling teaches families how to communicate and relate to each other in healthy ways. Our family counseling programs teach:
- Identification of relapse triggers
- Boundary enforcement
- Families to identify and correct enabling behaviors
- Support skills to family and friends
- Tackling instability problems at home (ie: domestic violence, homelessness)
Family counseling plays an essential role in therapy, offering psychoeducation, real-life know-how on how to handle an addicted loved one, and how to remain stable while helping someone with a substance use disorder.
Safe Landing Recovery includes summer rehabilitation programs and aftercare support services.
Choosing the Right Teen Rehab Programs
Teenagers have specific needs; it is important to find the right teen rehab programs for them. There are several factors used to determine an optimal treatment center.
When searching for treatment, ensure program modalities are evidence-based at an accredited drug treatment center. Accreditation ensures clients and parents the rehab center in question follows rigid guidelines ensuring the pinnacle of specialized teen addiction treatment.
Teens Achieve a Brighter Future Through Recovery
Substance and alcohol abuse disrupts the hopes and dreams of young people. Recovery is not an easy road— yet it is crucial for teens to regain control of their lives quickly to prevent addiction spilling over into adulthood.
Sobriety is around the bend with the right addiction medicine and a strong support system!
Safe Landing Recovery is an accredited treatment facility. Our clinicians are dedicated to ensuring clients reach their recovery goals.
The faster they get help.
The faster they recover.
Call us now to learn how our teen rehab programs can help your child!