It is not uncommon for teens to experiment with drugs or alcohol at some point during their adolescent years. While some teens try these substances only a few times and stop, others are unable to control their cravings to use.
When a teen uses substances in a harmful pattern for mood-altering purposes, leading to frequent problems, this is substance abuse. Even a small degree of substance abuse can be detrimental.
Teens who become addicted to drugs or alcohol will continue to use substances despite the negative consequences it is causing in their lives.
While there are many different factors that can lead to teen substance abuse and addiction, one thing is clear: the earlier it is treated, the better the outcome – without proper treatment, substance abuse will only get worse over time.
Teens struggling with Substance Abuse can have a bleak and negative outlook on life. The ATA Teen Treatment program begins with encouragement to help teens change how they look at life. One of our missions is for your teen to be more open to not only their potential, but many of the amazing possibilities for them when they live a drug and alcohol-free life. The main goal is always to make them feel in control again.
Whether your teen needs treatment is a question you may be able to answer by looking for some of the common signs of teen drug and alcohol abuse.
All sessions are completely confidential and private. We do not offer group sessions simply because we feel that it is easy for a client to get lost in a “Traditional Group” setting where the curriculum is driven by the program and not the individual.
Individualized treatment plans will be tailored to meet the needs of each teen client. Areas of focus and ATA treatment standards include:
Free/No Cost Initial Assessment
Call to set up a confidential, no cost, in-person, substance abuse assessment for your teen. This will be conducted by one of our Clinical Addiction Specialists. We will then let you know if abuse or addiction is indicated and, if so, what types of treatment options would be most effective for your teen.