The concept of treating Kansas teens for the disease of drug addiction differently than adults is not one of preference. According to a news report prepared by PBS and funded by the National Science Foundation, the adolescent brain is just plain different than the brain of an adult. Teens process information differently, and they are rather poor at impulse control.
Teens in Kansas and across the US also have a different set of priorities than adults do. For instance, a teenager might be concerned about getting into a good college or university, while an adult is concerned with paying the rent or mortgage. When a teenager experiences a breakup, it can seem like the world is coming to an end. For an adult, breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend may be upsetting, but they may have more tools – gained from life experience – with which to handle the grief.
When it comes to teen rehab, parents might choose to look for treatment programs that can offer specialized care for their child rather than enrolling their child into a course designed primarily for adults.
Teen 12-Step Programs
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, taking part in a 12-step program can decrease the chances of relapse for individuals who suffer from addiction. For the most part, these programs are held at community centers and churches across the United States, including in Kansas, and around the world. Because they are not specifically designed for teens, parents may want to contact a local meeting and inquire as to teen-oriented programs they may have available.
At Teen Rehab, we take the treatment of teens for addiction and co-occurring disorders very seriously. Our programs are designed for boys and girls independently of one another, for instance. Our treatment providers offer inpatient or outpatient treatment with a wide variety of evidence-based therapies as well as holistic and complementary therapies, such as yoga, meditation and equine-assisted programs.
Programs available to Kansas teens include:
Day school. With one teacher for every three students, our day school can help your teen thrive academically while he or she focuses much needed attention on recovery, as well.
Family program. Family involvement is important to the recovery of teens suffering from addiction and related disorders. Our program includes weekly family therapy so you can be involved in the process and experience healing as a family unit.
Martial arts/self defense. Self-discipline and confidence are just two of the benefits teens receive when they participate in martial arts. Another benefit is the fitness that is inherent in this type of physical activity.
Yoga and meditation. According to the Mayo Clinic, yoga is an effective tool for the reduction of stress. The programs offered in a teen rehab can help your teen maintain the state of mind necessary for recovery.
12-step programs. In both our boys’ and girls’ curriculums, our residents participate in youth-specific 12-step meetings in the community, to share experiences and benefit from the proven assistance this type of treatment provides.
Drug addiction can affect anyone, at any time, and it regularly affects teens in Kansas. If your child or the child of someone you love is a teen in trouble that needs the expert help of experienced counselors, please contact us today. We can help you determine what course of action you may need to take, and we can answer what might seem to you an incredible number of questions. Let us help you find the resources you need to help your teen.
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