While addiction can affect anyone of any age when the disease strikes teens, there needs to be a different approach from treating adults. At Grace Counseling, we understand that adolescents have different needs during addiction treatment and experience different stressors than adults. Therefore, we craft intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs to deliver the best treatment possible so teens can heal and recover fully.

Our adolescent addiction treatment admits only adolescents and uses the Matrix Model. This allows our expert therapists to address current issues such as vaping and synthetic drugs prevalent among today’s teens. Learning to identify situations, triggers and teaching coping skills to stay sober through difficult times make our teen substance abuse treatment programs some of the most useful to make a lasting recovery.

Importance of Adolescent Addiction Treatment

What makes our programs so effective is the evidence-based Matrix Model our expert therapists and counselors use. This model has been proven over and over to be successful at helping people (adults and teens) find freedom from their addiction. It helps clients modify maladaptive thoughts and behaviors which have become the unhealthy habitual norm. By exploring the root causes and triggers of each individual’s unique addiction, we assist individuals as they move on from their painful past and focusing on creating a happier and healthier future, free from drugs and alcohol.

One of the benefits of adolescent addiction treatment is that it helps teens and young people build up a support system outside of their family or school to help them recover. School culture and family situations tend to dominate an adolescent’s life. In our addiction treatment program, teens can meet peers dealing with similar issues and adults committed to helping them.

However, the family being involved is still important. One of the most significant portions of the Matrix Model focuses on building and maintaining healthy relationships with family members. That is because it is crucial to recovery success to have a reliable support system in place. Family is heavily encouraged to be deeply involved in an adolescent’s journey towards sobriety. Part of the model we use will bring in family members through family therapy to learn more about how addiction works, how it affects the family, and how family members can be more effective allies in recovery.