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.

Types of Young Adult Substance Abuse

Adolescents can suffer from dependency on drugs or alcohol in the same way as adults. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Teens experience prescription drug addiction like that of opioid painkillers or Adderall. Because alcohol is so prevalent in American culture, many teens experience alcohol abuse in the form of binge drinking. Some other substance use disorders impacting teens include:

  • Marijuana abuse: As marijuana becomes more and more accepted across several states, it becomes more and more likely teens will abuse this substance. Popular culture and media embrace marijuana use but rarely show or discuss the negative effects of marijuana abuse. Adolescents are still developing mentally, and marijuana can harm them.
  • Heroin addiction: Because of the nationwide opioid epidemic, heroin use has also skyrocketed. Teens have been caught up in this as much as adults have.

Explore Grace Counseling’s Teen Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance use disorder can be a challenge to overcome, but it is very treatable. When young people, adolescents and teens, find themselves struggling with addiction, getting support as soon as possible is vital in preventing lasting and long-term damage to their health and wellbeing. At Grace Counseling, we offer a unique partial hospitalization program for adolescents as part of our adolescent addiction treatment. Across our programs, we offer clients several therapeutic options, such as:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • EMDR therapy
  • Yoga therapy

These and other therapies are offered to all clients to develop a customized plan to help them heal. Reach out to us today at 844.564.0712 to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one.