If you have a teen in Nebraska who is suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol, you are facing a challenge shared by many parents. Learning as much as you can about addiction and the available treatments is a great first step to regaining control over your life and the life of your child. Like any subject or challenge, the more you know and understand about the topic, the less frightening that subject can become.
As far as teen rehab is concerned, you’ll come across programs referred to as “intensive outpatient” programs or treatment. The program is well described in that it is provided on an outpatient basis, but unlike a monthly or annual checkup, this treatment is rather intensive. This is a treatment program that allows your teen to live at home with you in Nebraska, or if you choose a treatment plan in a state other than Nebraska, your teen can live with another caretaker while he or she undergoes a variety of therapy options on an outpatient basis.
What Kinds of Activities Are Involved in Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
At Teen Rehab, we can help you find treatment providers with intensive outpatient programs that partners the entire family. Your teen will attend peer support groups, relapse prevention classes, process groups, lectures and panel discussions with alumni who have completed the program.
How Long Does Outpatient Treatment Last?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treatment is most effective if it lasts long enough to meet the needs of the individual. This can seem fairly vague, however, treatment can vary depending upon the length of time your child has suffered from addiction, or the types of drugs he or she has used. As a general rule, treatment that lasts for fewer than 90 days is the least effective, while the longer the treatment lasts, the more positive the results are. Keep in mind, particularly when it comes to inpatient programs, that treatment does not have to end when your child graduates a specific program.
How Will I Know if My Teen Is Drug-Free?
When you choose outpatient services for your teen’s addiction treatment, trusting in their ability to withstand the cravings and withdrawals is a legitimate concern. To alleviate this worry and to maintain active enrollment in an intensive outpatient treatment program, the program administrators may institute daily, weekly or random drug screening tests.
It is important to remember that addiction is a disease that is sometimes marked by relapse. An article published by NIDA indicates that when an individual who suffers from addiction uses drugs, even during recovery, it does not indicate that the treatment has failed. It only indicates that adjustments need to be made in the treatment plan.
Making the decision to help your child get the help he or she needs to break free of addiction in Nebraska is a profound one that should not be taken lightly. Determining whether outpatient treatment is appropriate for your Nebraska teen or if you should consider an inpatient program is important. You can discuss this issue with:
Your family physician
A private therapist
The prospective program
You have been an influence in your teen’s life over the years. He or she has looked up to you for protection and advice, and learned courage and dedication by watching you take on the world on their behalf. Help them take on the world when they need it most by actively supporting them through the rehab process. Call us here at Teen Rehab today to find out how we can help you provide that support and lead your teen back to a life full of promise and conviction in Nebraska.
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