Knowing your child may need inpatient drug or alcohol treatment can create mixed emotions. You know your teen needs a supportive environment to overcome their addiction. On the other hand, you may feel concerned about him or her leaving your care for several weeks.
Depending on the severity of your teen’s substance abuse, inpatient treatment may be the most appropriate first step in your child’s treatment plan. Inpatient treatment offers several benefits:
- A healthy recovery environment away from negative influences and temptations
- 24/7 support and care
- Daily access to counseling, life skills classes, education, and more
- Access to a new sober support system among a group of peers who can relate to your child
- An increased likelihood of achieving and maintaining sobriety
What Our Program Looks Like
We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment in which young people are challenged to examine their past negative behaviors and learn positive ways to cope.
Teens in our residential treatment programs live on-site in a structured, gender-separate setting where they will receive individual counseling at least once a week. They also engage in group support sessions five times per week to address the complex developmental issues, relationships, and educational concerns that may have led them to turn to drugs or alcohol.
Teens also receive basic physical, hearing, and vision screenings, medication management, and psychiatric evaluations as needed.
Our inpatient treatment programs are designed to:
- Educate teen clients on the disease of addiction
- Give them the tools they need to be successful in recovery
- Help them understand how decisions they make today can impact their futures
What Role Does the Family Play in Treatment?
As a parent or legal guardian, you can expect to receive communication from your child’s counselor within 24 hours of their admission into a Pyramid Healthcare teen inpatient program. We understand that this is a difficult time; it can be an overwhelming experience for you and your child. Their assigned counselor will introduce themselves, discuss how your child has adjusted, and answer any questions or concerns you might have. They can also discuss your child’s individualized treatment plan.
We also encourage family involvement in therapy. This helps family members identify contributing factors and necessary changes within the home for their teen to achieve long-term recovery. Parents/legal guardians are involved in therapy, phone calls, and visits. We also encourage siblings and other family members to show their support through writing letters, sending cards, or mailing pictures.
What About Schooling?
In addition to therapy and counseling, students are able to continue their schooling during their treatment stay. Clients participate in academic programs led by state-certified teachers to keep them current academically, making the transition into and out of our teen academic program easy. Our counselors and educators work together with your child to build their confidence and maximize therapeutic goals.
What Happens When My Child Leaves Treatment?
Pyramid Healthcare will provide a comprehensive aftercare plan following residential treatment. Counselors will assess each client’s aftercare needs and may recommend a continuation of care through outpatient treatment, along with medication management or mental health counseling, if required.
We emphasize involvement within NA and/or AA meetings following graduation, as well as working on getting a sponsor.
Our team will also identify educational needs. These discussions take place with a counselor and are facilitated by our in-house educational departments. Our goal is to provide a smooth transition for your child and your family.
Questions about teen residential treatment at Pyramid Healthcare? Contact our admissions department at (888) 694-9996 to learn more. There’s no obligation to admit your child.