Have you ever tried to sit down with your teen in Nevada and encourage them to open up about their feelings? It can be difficult in the best of circumstances, but when your teen is suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol, it can be even more complicated. These are the times when the help of a professional therapist skilled in treating youths, particularly those who are in need of addiction treatment, can be a true blessing.
There are a many forms of therapy from which your Nevada teen may benefit. The first type is individual therapy. This is the traditional “talk” therapy that we often think of – one individual with one therapist will discuss various issues confronting the recovering addict. This process can take rather long periods of time, up to and including years, for the patient to find the results he or she seeks. To concentrate the process, those who are dedicated to helping the teen addict recover may employ different types of therapy that evidence has shown is effective.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is generally conducted over a set number of weeks. Originally developed for the treatment of alcoholism, it has been modified to suit the needs of various addictions, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In this therapy, the recovering addict learns new ways to overcome the thought processes they have used in the past to deal with conflict, stress and the cravings induced by their addictions.
The National Institutes of Health has stated that there are specific advantages to group therapy as it relates to substance abuse and recovery. For instance, groups can provide positive peer pressure to avoid continued use of drugs or alcohol, as well as provide the positive support system needed to remain in recovery. Groups also provide inspiration for members who may be in various stages of recovery. The newer members of the group see, with their own eyes, the success of others who suffer from the same addiction. For those teens from Nevada who feel as though they are the only individuals in the world who are going through their current issues, groups provide a sense of family and negate the isolation many teens experience.
Group therapy is often a part of inpatient or outpatient programs for teen addiction treatment. If you’re considering an inpatient program for your Nevada teen, ask yourself the following questions:
Will my child be more comfortable in a gender-specific situation, rather than a coed one?
Will my child have access to round-the-clock observation and care?
Does the facility have a structured schedule that includes a focus on academics in addition to classes on recovery, nutrition and holistic lessons?
How much experience does the staff have treating dual diagnosis cases?
At Teen Rehab, we offer treatment specific to your child’s gender and individual needs. Each resident is given a thorough evaluation from which a distinctive treatment plan is then developed. This treatment program can be modified and re-examined as your child progresses. In addition to providing excellent care and treatment for addiction and the co-occurring mental disorders that often accompany addiction, we help your teen continue their education with a day school that provides a teacher-to-student ratio of one teacher for every three students.
Your teen is special. The uniqueness of your child is something that should be applauded and rewarded. To find out more about how we can help you and your teen, please contact us. We can help you make decisions you never thought you would need to in a way that can bring you closer to your ultimate goals for your family.
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