Drug and alcohol treatment for teenagers can be a tough thing. While parents usually don’t want to interrupt their child’s school or work to obtain treatment, sometimes it is unavoidable. Substance abuse is a deep issue, usually correlating with other emotional disorders, such as depression and anxiety. It can be a long process to peel all of the layers from the onion, but it can be well worth it so that the troubled teen can lead a fulfilling and successful life. Here at Rites of Passage NW, our residential extended care program in the NW provides long-term results and recovery with the combination of traditional therapy and non-conventional types of treatment.
In our extended care program, teens will learn the meaning of accountability and responsibility. They will be expected to participate in daily chores, and will learn how to be part of a team. Troubled youth will also integrate in the community to do volunteer work, and to seek gainful employment. We provide traditional therapy such as group and individual therapy along with cognitive behavioral therapy to get to the root of substance abuse problems and other disorders, but we also combine more relaxed treatment such as wilderness and hiking therapy. Teens will learn self-reflection as they write in their journal and experience nature. We have found long-term success with this combination therapy.
An adult is under a great deal of stress, but the stress that teenagers are under can be massive. Unlike adults, teens don’t have life experience or coping skills to get them through tough times. Here, we teach coping skills and mechanisms so they can better deal with everyday life.
To learn more about our residential extended care program in the NW, or to learn more about Rites of Passage NW, give us a call today at (800)794-0980. A kind and experienced staff member is ready to answer any and all questions about our treatment facilities.