Care and Support for Your Teen
The path to wellness requires commitment, trust, and transparency between client and caregiver. This is why we work with every family to create a customized treatment plan for their teenager. Our staff will address not only the emotional and behavioral needs of clients, but also their academic, physical, and social needs, as well as issues within the family and home.
Researchers estimate that between 50-90% of adolescents in treatment for substance-use disorders also have diagnosable mental health challenges. That is why Destinations’ provides a “dual diagnosis” treatment track in addition to mental health treatment track.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
We ask families to commit to at least 45 days upfront because the process of expelling chemicals from the body can take several weeks. Teens receiving treatment for addiction will go to meetings (AA, NA, etc.), and have recovery and therapy sessions with our certified drug and alcohol counselors. Our therapeutic treatment is focused on determining the causes and triggers of each teen’s addiction, developing coping methods to combat cravings, and redirecting them to a healthy alternative.
Mental Health Treatment
Although the length of a program can vary and some teens make it through faster than others, we ask families to commit to at least 30 days of treatment upfront. Rather than focusing on length of stay, we choose to focus on treatment methods that will produce the most positive outcome for your teen. Our team treatment approach involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and an emphasis on coping skills, while your teen participates in creative therapies that allow them to express themselves in a caring, nurturing environment. Outdoor activities, physical fitness, body movements, and yoga will also get your teen moving, so he or she can begin to understand the positive effects of exercise on your mental health.
A Commitment to Education
As a parent, you want to ensure your teen won’t fall behind in school during treatment.
Destinations offers intensive school support so that each teen can keep pace with their peers at their home school. Our credentialed teachers will oversee the curriculum assigned to them by their home school and will ensure they get the support necessary to stay on track. Destinations maintains relationships with several reputable, recognized and accredited online schools to assist those teens and families that choose that route. Our academics team also provides SAT preparation and vocational skill exploration.
Parental involvement is a critical component to all of our programs. During orientation, parents will meet the entire treatment team, including the, individual and family therapist, education director, nurse and the clinical director, so that you can better understand their individual roles and how each of them will interact with you and your teen. We require parents to attend therapy sessions and family education classes, and we will work with you to create a schedule for therapeutic visits that will help your teen adjust to his or her new lifestyle.
Recovery requires patience, but together, through a shared commitment to your teen’s health, we will make your family whole again.