The stress of everyday life— from peer pressure, social media and bullying, to academics, sports, family life and more—can be difficult enough to manage. When you add in addiction or a co-occurring mental health disorder, the situation can quickly spiral out of control. Our adolescent substance abuse treatment programs, through our teenage rehabilitation center, allow teens to continue their studies during treatment, so they can maintain grade placement and stay on the path toward success. The treatment programs at Gateway Foundation offer Dual Diagnosis Treatment , which can help adolescents better understand their addiction and any mental health disorders from a young age.
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Ambulatory or Outpatient Detoxification may be an option for individuals with a supportive home environment. An appointment is made with a treatment counselor, medical staff, and a treatment readiness facilitator to discuss expectations, medication, and counseling. The treatment counselor will make a referral for treatment which commences when ambulatory detoxification begins, and will continue upon completion of ambulatory detox. If eligible, a physical exam and the first dosage of medication is scheduled. The individual needs to return daily to receive medications and counseling support for a period of 3 to 5 days. Each provider agency has an intake process where the individual receives a clinical evaluation and is prescribed a level of services based on assessment of the severity of the problem for which they have sought help.
For Teenagers, Adult-Sized Opioid Addiction Treatment Doesn't Fit
Addicted to prescription painkillers after a high-school sports injury, Cameron Burke moved on to heroin, which was cheaper and more easily accessible. His parents tried everything, more than once sending him out of state for treatment. It was never long-term, and that's what he needed.
This program has made a difference to families struggling with teen substance use, and to others who want to help. Part One provides information that will help participants understand adolescent substance use, recognize signs and patterns of a teen substance abuse problem, and identify when a teen may be involved with substances and may need help. The series is free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request.