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. Also, because their logical reasoning centers don’t fully develop until their mid-20s, adolescents 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. Evergreen Path is a trauma-informed program that addresses young men and women’s mental health and substance use disorder needs. Using attachment-based and trauma-informed treatment modalities and environments to provide a holistic approach to healing and recovery. The purpose is to put a pause on life so that we can dig deep into what the underlying needs are behind the addiction, behaviors, and other symptoms. 30 days is not enough time to undo everything, but it gives a chance to build a foundation for adolescents to be successful in their homes and communities.