An adolescent treatment center provides assessment and treatment to adolescents or people below 18 years of age. It can be out-patient or in-patient/residential treatment program depending on the needs of the adolescent. Some adolescent services accommodate young adults aged 23 years and below.
Services offered to adolescents include the following:
Adolescents have unique physical and emotional needs due to underdeveloped neuro-cognitive and psychological aspects. In most cases, teen substance abuse is associated with co-occurring mental health issues like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depressive and anxiety disorders, physical/ sexual abuse and academic problems. Social relationships are also very important for adolescents. Therefore, adolescent services focus on these issues by facilitating positive involvement of parental figures and integrating academics and athletics in the treatment programs.
The program also includes socialization, and gender-appropriate, cultural and developmental services. In addition, adolescent services offer comprehensive treatment and case management.
Residential treatment program is offered to teens with:
For residents who will only undergo detoxification, residency may last for several days only. But residents who are not responsive to treatment can stay from 45 days to one year. The same duration applies to youth offenders and residents with unstable family situations.