ODD Treatment for Teens
If your teen constantly talks back to you and disobeys all authority figures, you may be thinking they are just behaving like a typical teen. In some cases, this is true, but it is best to have a medical professional determine whether or not an underlying behavior disorder exists, such as oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).
ODD is fairly common in children and adolescents. It is also treatable if it is caught early, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Though, if left untreated, ODD could develop into conduct disorder. This condition is more serious and is likely to cause severe challenges, especially in adulthood, like physical violence and difficulty keeping a job.
Teen Treatment Center has experience helping teens who are struggling with substance abuse along with behavioral conditions such as ODD.
Do you have any questions? Call us today at (844) 319-5239. We will gladly answer all questions you may have about our ODD treatment for teens. Our admissions counselors are available to speak or chat with you online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Symptoms
Teens are known for being moody and picking fights. When they are abusing drugs or alcohol, it can be even more difficult to determine what is triggering their negative behavior. However, if your child exhibits the following symptoms for a prolonged period of time, then they could have ODD:
- Quick tempered
- Defies authority (e.g. parents and teachers)
- Unnecessarily argumentative
- Intentionally aggravates others
- Spiteful and resentful
- Substance abuse
- Disobeys rules
- Uses hateful language
Do these symptoms describe the way your child has been consistently acting for months? Have you tried everything you can think of to correct their behavior and end their substance abuse, but had little to no progress? It may be time for your troubled teen to receive treatment for their substance abuse issues and ODD.
Treatment for Substance Abuse and ODD
If you are at your wit’s end with your child’s substance abuse, disruptive and defiant conduct, then we have the resources you and your child need at Teen Treatment Center. Our effective treatment for ODD and substance abuse includes:
Emotional Healing Through Individual and Family Therapy
Troubled teens with ODD often have a negative outlook on life. To that end, our therapists will teach your child ways to respond positively to everyday situations during individual counseling.
Your adolescent can also benefit from the positive reinforcement techniques that will be discussed in family therapy. Positive reinforcement can counteract your teen’s self-defeating thoughts and actions.
Improvement of Social and Coping Skills
Group activities that are conducted in a natural setting, such as art therapy and basic life skills training, can make a world of difference for your loved one. Such activities can improve your teenager’s social skills as well as learning coping skills for behavioral problems.. In turn, group activities can have a positive impact on your child’s interpersonal relationships as well as other areas of their life.
Oppositional defiant disorder can cause a number of problems in an academic setting. That is why our education professionals will work with your troubled teen to minimize disruptive behavior and increase focus. Additionally, we will help them stay on top of their lessons in our on-site classroom.
The Teen Treatment Center prohibits opposite sex interaction among adolescents, so your teen can focus on his or her own healing.
Restore Your Family
Living with a troubled teen can be extremely challenging. It is normal for you to feel sad, angry, or even hopeless about their behavior. However, you and your teen don’t have to struggle anymore. At Teen Treatment Center, our professionally trained staff can help your teen overcome their substance abuse issues and develop healthy coping mechanisms for their ODD. Long-term recovery is possible with our comprehensive and age-appropriate treatment.
Don’t wait any longer to get your son or daughter the help they need. Waiting to see if they grow out of ODD could result in additional hardship. Please call us now at (844) 319-5239 to start the admissions process. We are available to speak confidentially to you 24/7/365.
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