What are the best treatment options for drug abuse in teens?
Residential treatment programs have been proven as one of the number one treatment options for drug abuse in teens, especially if the drug abuse is prolonged and more severe. They have a proven track record of being more successful than others in producing a more favorable outcome, meaning, that when compared to other kinds of treatment, the recovery is more likely a long-term one. Also, since many teen drug abusers have a dual diagnosis, meaning they have mental health issues like depression and anxiety on top of drug abuse, residential treatment programs are able to target both the drug abuse and the underlying disorder adequately and at the same time.
The Benefits of a Holistic Approach
Although more costly, residential treatment options are one of the best treatment options for drug abuse in teens for a number of reasons, all of which can be summed up under one term — a holistic approach. A holistic approach means to focus on all aspects of a person’s being, physical, mental, and spiritual. Things like intense focus on resolving the issue, being taken out of an unhealthy environment, taking up anxiety relieving activities like sports, arts, and meditation, all coupled with a multidisciplinary approach involving different sorts of professionals from the mental health field help teens to implement lifestyle changes in a safe yet challenging setting.
After such a treatment, teens will be able to better deal with stressful situations and will have a worked-out plan for how to prevent a possible relapse in the future. During their stay, they also would have worked on their intrapersonal relationships, which will teach them how to build healthy relationships and thus enable them to have a support network in place.
Kokua Recovery can help
Kokua Recovery is an adolescent recovery program for boy and girls between the ages of 13-17.
At Kokua, we aim to heal the trauma that leads to teen addiction and help teens learn how to find sobriety in a safe and nurturing residential setting. We want to help lead teens and their families towards a healthy, happy future where they can thrive and grow.
For more information about treating teen addiction at Kokua Recovery, call us today at (877) 302-5022.