Boys-only Treatment Program
At Teen Treatment Center, we offer gender-separate treatment so that troubled teens can focus on their recovery without the distraction of the opposite sex. In addition, boys tend to have different motivating factors for substance abuse than girls. Males often abuse drugs and alcohol in their social environment to create new, thrill-seeking experiences. By keeping the genders separate, our team is able to better treat the underlying issues contributing to your teen's drug and alcohol abuse.
Studies show that boys usually suppress their emotions but externalize their feelings more with disruptive disorders and aggression. One of the reasons boys are treated separately is due to their developmental and social issues with aggression and conduct. This can lead to several issues in school, learning problems, and eventually experiences in the juvenile justice system.
Our effective treatment programs provide a safe environment for teens to heal physically, mentally and emotionally. At Teen Treatment Center, we believe that separating teens by gender allows for more focused treatment and effective behavioral therapy.
To learn more about our boy’s treatment program, call us today at . Our admissions counselors are available to answer your questions 24/7. All consultations are free and confidential.
To learn more about our boy’s treatment program, call us today at
Our admissions counselors are available to answer your questions 24/7.
All consultations are free and confidential.
Benefits of Boys-only Treatment
Teen Treatment Center provides substance abstinence-focused treatment along with behavioral therapy in an age and gender-appropriate manner. We strive to treat patients from the inside out by focusing on underlying issues that improve their mind, body and spirit.
We provide a wide range of treatment programs including:
- Drug and alcohol detox – If your son is having substance abuse issues, we provide 24-hour supervision with medical care during detox. The purpose of detox is to remove drugs or alcohol from your son's system without him having to experience the severe and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that go along with that action. Professional detox is one of the best and most successful ways someone can stop using substances, and it lets the person concentrate more fully on other factors of his recovery.
- Dual diagnosis treatment – We address mental health disorders that often co-occur with substance abuse and behavioral problems. Our experienced staff understands the complex relationship mental health and chemical dependency issues often have, and we create unique treatment plans to address these relationships. For example, we work with your son to determine whether chemical use is driving depression or another mental health disorder or whether depression or anxiety is a reason he sought drugs or alcohol to begin with.
- Individual counseling – Your son will have a primary therapist that he can work with to discuss underlying psychological and emotional issues that may be contributing to his behavior and substance abuse. Our compassionate, experienced counselors are experienced with chemical dependency issues so they can inspire trust and show understanding to your son.
- Group therapy – Your son will be able to freely communicate any issues that other teen males may relate to, without worrying about the distraction of girls. Learning that other boys his age are dealing with similar issues, and seeing how they go through recovery, can help your son address his own addiction or substance abuse issues.
- Academic support – With the Willow Academy program, your son will be able to receive treatment and continue his education through either virtual school, facilitation of classwork, GED or college prep courses. We know education is important, and you don't have to worry that your son will fall further behind while he recovers.
- Recreational therapy – Therapeutic recreation has proven to increase psychological, social, and physical well-being. Your child can remain engaged, stay active, and have fun while learning the best ways to stay healthy in recovery. Activity is especially important to boys, who need to blow off steam and energy before it's let out in more aggressive fashion on others or in therapy.
- Court liaison services –If your son is struggling with any legal issues, our court liaison will help facilitate legal communication between your teen and the courts. Successful completion of treatment may lead to case dismissals in some situations.
- Family therapy – Substance abuse affects the entire family. Family involvement can improve your son's recovery and strengthen the family dynamic so healing can occur in a caring and non-judgmental manner. We work with you to educate you about addiction, mental health issues, triggers and coping mechanisms so you can help your son navigate post-treatment recovery.
- Spiritual care – We offer spiritual guidance for teens as a way to strengthen them morally. Through spiritual care, your teen can thrive and gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships with family. Spiritual care, like many aspects of treatment, is customized to meet your son's needs and preferences.
Our licensed therapists and counselors focus on drug abstinence and preventative methods from substance abuse. We also provide cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectal behavioral therapy to help teens improve their psychological and emotional well-being.
If you're worried that your son is struggling with a mental health issue or abusing drugs or alcohol, call us now (877) 960-1422. We're ready to take your call and provide a confidential phone consultation to help you understand what next steps you can take to provide your son with professional assistance.
Signs of Drug or Alcohol Abuse
How do you know if your son is struggling with a substance abuse disorder or mental health issue? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, only about 10 percent of teenagers who need treatment for drug or alcohol use actually get that treatment, partially because some issues might go unrecognized. It can be difficult to know whether your teen is just dealing with age-appropriate angst or a more serious issue. Here are some signs to look for; if you consistently see one or more of these issues, give us a call to find out more today.
- Sudden changes in interests, such as dropping extra-curricular activities, not taking enjoyment out of activities previously enjoyed or stopping hobbies
- Sudden and unexplained drops in grades or performance in activities, school or work
- A change in the people your son is hanging out with, especially if he is choosing not to hang out with long-term friends in favor of people you know very little about
- Risky behavior that is not characteristic of your son
- Catching your son in lies, especially if those lies are a way to hide his activity or drug use
- Irritability or other mood changes that seem out of character or context and are above and beyond the teenage moods your son has previously shown
- Drowsiness, fatigue or problems sleeping
- Changes in appetite
- Dilated pupils
- Confusion or problems with memory or concentration
- See more Signs of Substance Abuse
Seeking Assistance for Your Son
When you call our professional counselors, we'll walk you through all the steps you should take to get help for your son. We'll explain inpatient treatment options and how you can work with our admissions counselors to get your son involved in treatment.
For many families, cost is a worry when discussing inpatient care, but our professional staff is experienced with a variety of insurance matters. We'll verify your insurance and explain all the details to you. Some insurance companies cover most or all of inpatient treatment, but you can rest assured that you'll be kept up-to-date on all aspects of your son's care, including administrative matters.
We provide a sensitive, empathetic and open environment, where your teen can easily communicate their feelings. Whether it's offering tutoring for learning problems, discussing physical health, peer pressure, or relationships, we are receptive to your teen's needs.
At Teen Treatment Center, our goal is to help your teen overcome any issues that may be contributing to their substance abuse or mental health disorder. To learn more, call us today at (877) 960-1422. Our admissions counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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