Teenagers in the United States have access to more addictive substances than at any other time in history. There are new forms of stimulants and synthetic opioids being devised all the time. Furthermore, prescription drugs are increasingly available to those without a prescription, and alcohol is all too easy for teens to get their hands on. Moreover, the explosion of information access via social media and other platforms affects teen substance use tremendously. In addition, there are more and more lines of communication that they can use to inquire about and purchase drugs.
Calling teen culture a minefield of substance abuse risk factors is not an exaggeration. The staff at our Pennsylvania teen addiction rehab center is all too aware of the consequences of easy access to addictive substances. The good news is that there is help available.
At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC), we’ve designed our teen rehab center to treat teens over the age of 18. Reach out any time to learn more about how we can help your teen by filling out our online form or call us by dialing 844.442.8673.
Why Should Someone Choose a Teen Rehab?
First, why should you take your teen to a rehab program? Why not take care of your teen’s drug withdrawal and recovery at home, on your own? As parents, we want to take care of our children and, when they were little, we could do that pretty well without a lot of outside experts. Just as you would take your child to a specialist when they were sick, you will want to take your teenager struggling with addiction to a specialist who has training and expertise in recovery support.
Teen-specific drug rehab centers and alcohol rehab centers can treat this age group. Teens are not children, nor are they adults. This stage of development is unique, and professionals who understand it can better treat teen substance abuse. You would not seek a podiatrist to treat your diabetes or take your infant to a physician specializing in geriatrics. Teen rehab will provide treatment pointedly geared for their stage of life, including teen medical drug or alcohol detox, numerous therapeutic offerings, and programs designed to build confidence.
5 Benefits of Teen Rehab
When your teen enrolls in a teen drug or alcohol rehab program such as the one at PAATC, the staff and program focus on addicted teens. In such a program, teens will reap numerous benefits. For example, they will:
- Participate in one-on-one therapy with clinicians who provide teen-specific therapy
- Learn about addiction and its risks to their still-developing brains
- Interact with people their age who are going through the same thing, participate in opportunities to support one another, and forge sober friendships
- Will be supported in either maintaining school responsibilities (as reasonable) or forging a workable educational plan for post-discharge
- Will realize a significant reduction in the risk of relapse, largely due to the teen-specific therapeutic offerings
To learn more about the benefits of our teen rehab center, please contact our treatment experts today.
Contact Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge Today
At PAATC’s teen rehab center in Pennsylvania, our trained, professional clinical and support staff members understand the teen brain. The fact that adolescent brains are still forging neural connections until age 25 plays a significant role in addiction. Teens often don’t realize that their actions are risky or that they might have consequences. They see that they are looking more like adults, which translates into a presumption that they should have the freedom to make their own choices and live without parental boundaries. We offer a range of therapeutic options, which allows them to learn more about the consequences of their actions and how their behavior affects others. Our treatment options include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
Let us help you help your teenager securely begin the recovery journey. Family therapy opportunities mean that parents, siblings, and other close relatives can be constructively involved in the teen’s process while at PAATC. Reach out today to learn more about our evidence-based teen-specific addiction rehab center. You can call 844.442.8673 or use our easy online form.