Our focus on sustainable healing puts teens and young adults on a pathway for success. The incredible success stories from our alumni inspire us every day. See for yourself. Explore our male residential locations that offer both serenity and quick access from the major cities. Our female residential locations offer comfort and natural beauty to cultivate transformation and healing. Drugs and alcohol have the ability to impact teen development emotionally, behaviorally, socially, mentally, and physically. A one-time experiment can result in overdose or accident that changes life permanently. Steady drug use can mean constant exposure to those risks plus lost opportunities for college, development of healthy hobbies and athletics, and positive friendships. Addiction in the teen years can set up your child for a lifetime of struggle.
Teen Addiction Treatment
John is a fifteen-year-old boy with diabetes. He is very angry that he has this disease. He does not want to monitor his diet and insulin levels, give himself injections or prick his finger for blood samples.
Sexual addiction is skyrocketing among teens at an early age. Pornography sites are rising on the internet and sexual content is easily available through television and social media. According to research, teens in the U. Teens with sexual addiction may invest hours watching sexual videos or viewing sexual images online. They are usually caught up with obsessive sexual thoughts and may engage in sexual relationships for pleasure to feed this addiction. Consequently their performance at school may be disrupted and adversely suffer, as well as their social relationships. Causes of Teen Sexual Addiction.
When it comes to residential treatment programs, younger girls between 11 and 14 need specialized care. Placing young girls amongst older teenagers can expose them to the behaviors, attitudes and addictions of the older girls. At Moonridge Academy, we combine the clinical sophistication of other CERTS treatment centers with programs that are age-appropriate for younger children. Age-appropriate therapy includes the following:. Play therapy works best when used in a safe relationship between the therapist and client, where the child can freely and naturally express positive and negative feelings. This is good supportive therapy for behavioral problems, like anger management, grief and loss, crisis and trauma and divorce and abandonment. This is a form of expressive therapy that allows children to emphasize what they are feeling at the moment. The patient can use figurines and a sandbox to recreate relationships and scenes in a way that allows her to reveal deep thoughts and feelings. Sand tray therapy was developed in the s by British pediatrician, Margaret Lowenfeld, who found that this method served as a means of communication between a scene builder and an observer.