If your teen is struggling with addiction, a residential treatment program can set them on the path to recovery. As parents, we want to support and protect our children through any problem. However, professional help like our adolescent treatment program at Fort Behavioral Health might be what your child needs most. The consequences of addiction are serious. These can range from damage to relationships or mental health problems to physical harm and the potential to overdose. Teens are especially vulnerable to lasting harm from addiction. A residential program provides both group and individual therapy, helps prevent relapse, and can also help your teen recover in both body and mind.
The Benefits of an Adolescent Treatment Program
So why should you choose a residential treatment program for your teen? Teens who struggle with substance abuse might face challenges with their mental health as well. And because their logical reasoning centers don’t fully develop until their mid-20s, teens face unique difficulties in overcoming addiction. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says children and adolescents are more likely than adults to become addicted after exposure to drugs. Addiction changes brain chemistry, and those changes make it hard to recover from addiction without relapsing. Therefore, a program that provides both mental health care alongside addiction treatment programs can help your teen find meaningful recovery.
Our first goal here at the Evergreen Path at Fort Behavioral Health is to create a long-lasting, sustainable recovery. Our adolescent treatment program in Texas is rooted in the belief that everyone has a story and wants to be heard. Therefore, we approach the treatment of addiction by looking at underlying problematic issues. Using a 12-step foundation, along with various evidence-based treatment modalities, our clients will work one-on-one with a primary therapist and in a group setting to help in the following areas:
- Emotion regulation
- Coping skills
- Building solid recovery support systems
Our Adolescent Treatment Program in Texas
Our adolescent program is different from our adult recovery program — we know that the treatment needs of teens are unique. Read on to find out what happens here.
Our program, Evergreen Path, is a small, 28-bed residential program. This allows our clinical team to provide personalized care tailored to your teen’s specific needs. The program is 30 days long, and we can also provide referrals for continuing care. While here, clients will use our gym and engage in group fitness classes. This helps your teen recovery physically and emotionally, as exercise can boost endorphins while easing stress.
- Family Groups: In two 1-hour groups per week, clients and their families will grow together while learning healthy boundaries, including a session for families without their teen to learn more about how to support their child
- Morning Meditation & Daily Goals Group: Breathing exercises, guided imagery, and reading of thoughtful passages to start the day
- Emotional Regulation Group: Working in a group setting to increase tolerance to and expression of various emotional states
- Yoga: Provided twice weekly by a licensed fitness instructor
- Life Skills: Laundry, time management, financial management, job or educational skills
- Individual Work Time: Time for assignments and treatment plan goal completion
- Evening Meditation: Daily wrap-up followed by intentional meditation through breathing exercises, guided imagery, or silent meditation
Social Skills Group: Improve relationship building skills without the use of drugs or alcohol
- CORE Group: Process group for clients to review or present assignments given in individual sessions that are related to substance abuse or mental health issues or maladaptive behaviors
- Relapse Prevention Group: Learning to identify triggers and situations conducive to relapse and identifying alternate plans for unsafe situations to protect recovery and remain sober
- Treatment Planning and Goal Setting: Learning to plan for a healthier future while not using drugs or alcohol
- Community Activity Time: Game Night, Park Trip, Movie Night, Bowling, Team Building, Expressive Therapy, Art Therapy, etc
- Community Group: Weekly meeting as a community of clients to assign chores, discuss important issues, and other group dynamics
- Education: Clients who are currently enrolled in school at the time of their admission will be allowed to continue their studies during their treatment stay