The teenage years are often when substance use disorders (addictions) develop. Peer influence, academic pressures, and even curiosity can lead a teen to try drugs or alcohol. While addiction can happen to anyone, adolescents are more susceptible because their brains are still developing. It’s important to intervene early on when you discover your child is abusing substances.
High Focus Centers has developed a unique intensive outpatient treatment programs for teens called the P.A.T.H. (Providing Addiction Treatment and Hope). Our team conducts a comprehensive assessment for all new clients to determine whether or not this program would be appropriate.
About the P.A.T.H. Intensive Outpatient Program
Our intensive outpatient treatment is for teens who need a structured program in order to stop using drugs and alcohol. The P.A.T.H. Program is designed for teens suffering from addiction who may lose their ability to function in a productive lifestyle. In this program, we seek to end the downward spiral caused by the teen’s substance abuse.
Teen Substance Abuse Treatment Methods
Our clinicians use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help teens recognize the harmful consequences of substance abuse and abstain from future use. Treatment methods include:
- Group therapy sessions
- Drug and alcohol counseling sessions
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Motivational interviewing
- Family therapy
How Long Does Teen Rehab Last?
Treatment length varies for each individual teen. Factors that influence treatment include the severity of the substance use, how motivated the individual is and how much support they have at home.
Treatment Program Schedule
Does My Teen Need Rehab?
If your child is using drugs or alcohol, it’s important to get a formal assessment to find the underlying reasons for the substance abuse. Teens diagnosed with a substance use disorder (addiction) will need to enter a formal treatment program like our intensive outpatient programs.
What If My Teen Has A Mental Health Disorder Too?
Sometimes, teens abuse drugs or alcohol to self-medicate mental health symptoms. If your teen has been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder like anxiety, depression, PTSD or bipolar, our co-occurring intensive outpatient program would be a better fit. This structured treatment program addresses both substance use and mental health disorders.
How Do I Enroll My Teen in a High Focus Centers Program?
To start outpatient rehab for your teen at High Focus Centers, call our admissions line at (800) 877-3628. Alternatively, you can fill out a contact form on our website and one of our representatives will reach out to you to schedule an appointment.