How long will my child be in treatment?
The duration of your child’s treatment program will depend largely on their individual needs. After your child has been assessed by the staff, we will determine the length of their treatment program. Our phase system is set up to allow patients to work through their issues gradually and not rush the treatment process, which may extend.
I am concerned my child will miss an event during their time in treatment, can we wait?
We understand that your child being in treatment may mean they may miss important family or school functions, holidays, or vacations during their stay with us. If your child is struggling with substance abuse, it is imperative to act immediately. Although we know, it is hard for the family to be separated during these times, our facility works hard to honor and celebrate each holiday and milestone with our patients. Our staff is committed to supporting and encouraging our patients and families during these times. Family is one of the most important parts of our program; therefore, your teen will have opportunities to contact family during these special events.
Is the Teen Treatment Center safe?
Your teen’s safety is our top priority. To ensure that your child is safe, we have cameras and alarms installed throughout the facility. Security personnel are stationed at the doors and exit ways to monitor who is leaving and entering the treatment center 24/7.
The security staff is trained in verbal de-escalation; we do not use restraints at our facility. Watch this message from our Director of Safety & Security to learn more:
Who will my teen be receiving treatment from?
Your teenager will be under the care of licensed and experienced medical professionals. Our treatment team is made up of medical doctors, psychologists, child psychiatrists, family therapists, licensed counselors and nurses. Every adolescent at the Teen Treatment Center will be assigned their own primary therapist. Learn more about Finding the Best Teen Treatment.
What recommendations do you have for parents struggling to be apart from their teenager during treatment?
We understand at The Teen Treatment Center that this may be the first time you are away from your child for an extended length of time. We encourage our families to be present during the admission process, so they can meet our staff, see our facility and feel at ease with where their teen will be staying through treatment. The goal for our entire team is to provide support to our families throughout the course of treatment and guide you through the process. Your family therapist is available to provide extra support during this time and even after your teenager returns from treatment.
Is the Teen Treatment Center accredited?
Yes. We are accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits over 20,000 healthcare organizations in the United States.
Do you run a background check on your employees?
Yes, we conduct an extensive background check on all of our employees. The employees also go through a thorough interview process and drug test.
Will my teen be able to continue their education at the Teen Treatment Center?
Yes. We do not want your teen to fall behind in their studies. We realize that academic procedures vary from state to state; our staff will assess your teen’s current academic situation and coordinate their coursework with their home school. Learn more about academics and our GED and Vocational Training.
Will my teen interact with patients of the opposite sex?
No. The treatment programs at our facility are all gender-separate. Your teenager will not have contact with patients of the opposite sex during the program; this includes mealtime, group therapy or recreational activities. By having gender-separate programs, patients are able to focus on their recovery without any distractions. See our blog on reasons to choose a Gender-specific Rehab.
What are the credentials of the clinical staff?
Our treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed counselors. All of the therapists either have master’s degrees, doctoral degrees or are Masters-level students. Our family therapist is licensed in marriage and family counseling. The clinical team has experience with family therapy, substance abuse treatment and dual diagnosis. Learn more about finding effective teen treatment.
For additional information about our clinical team, please visit the Staff page.
Will I be able to communicate with my teen while he/she is in treatment?
Yes. Your teen will be able to make supervised phone calls home. Additionally, you will be able to speak with your loved one during your weekly family therapy sessions.
Is it necessary for my son or daughter to go away for treatment? Why shouldn't I use treatment in my area?
Sending your teen to treatment out-of-state or far away, may be one of the toughest decisions to make and we know it is the most effective in efforts to provide the necessary tools to support abstinence from substances. Residential treatment provides an opportunity for your son or daughter to be in an environment free from everyday stressors and triggers and it allows them an opportunity to learn how to equip themselves with skills so when they are ready to return home, they know how to be self-sufficient. We know the separation from friends, social media, phones and family is challenging and we offer several structured and fun activities, in addition to their treatment planning that will provide focus on learning the benefits of structure, basic living skills and coping skills within an environment with minimal distractions. Our team will work with you and your family every step of the way to prepare your teenager to return into their environment and increase their chances of sustaining sobriety.
Will the staff update me on my teen’s progress?
Yes, you will receive updates on your teen’s progress during the family therapy sessions. If the therapist needs to speak with you before the family therapy session, they will contact you. Family involvement is a crucial aspect of our treatment programs. Learn more about Teen Treatment Family Therapy.
Is the information that I share with the staff and therapists confidential?
Any information that you share with us is confidential. We strictly follow HIPAA guidelines.
Will my teen receive medication while in treatment?
Your teen should bring any medication that he/she is currently prescribed. Once your teen arrives at the facility, they will be assessed by our medical and clinical staff. Every patient is treated on an individual basis. If your loved one needs medication, we will prescribe accordingly. Learn more about subtance abuse treatment here.
What happens after treatment?
Our family therapist and program coordinator will develop an aftercare plan to address your teen’s and the family’s needs. The aftercare plan will help them successfully transition back to their everyday lives.
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