Recovery from Addiction
When teens are dealing with mental health issues like depression, they sometimes turn to drugs and alcohol to treat their pain. That behavior can often lead to addiction issues that complicate the mental illness itself. Our substance abuse track provides support for young men in our facility who are facing co-occurring substance use disorders while getting mental health treatment.
Our program uses the 12-Step Model as a foundation to get our residents on the road to recovery. Residents work closely with a licensed psychiatrist and a licensed drug and alcohol counselor to develop relapse prevention strategies that residents can use when they’re back in their communities. In group and individual counseling settings, residents receive education on the impact of substance abuse on the physical body, the mind, and on their relationships with family and friends. Residents work together in group therapy to recognize their triggers for abuse and how to develop new coping mechanisms when they cannot control the environments they find themselves in.
To help our residents maintain sobriety after they leave our facility, we do our best to involve the family in counseling, educating them on ways they can help create the right environment for recovery. We also work to connect residents with support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.