Teen Rehab: A Space for Healing
Making the decision to send your child to teen rehab is emotionally complex. It takes great courage to pick up the phone and ask for help when your family is in crisis. Harder yet is the process of following through and accepting the help you are given. A suffering teen, who is spiraling quickly down the rabbit hole of addiction and mental health isn’t exactly a pillar of willingness; parents are sure to be confronted with resentment and resistance. The truth is, a teen who is in trouble more than likely won’t look at going to a teen rehab as a viable option, let alone a necessity. For some, however, it is a life-saving necessity.
As we enter into our second decade of service, we want you to know you have a safe refuge to turn to. At Visions, we have built a treatment facility ready to provide you with the tools to heal from the wounds of addiction and mental illness, while providing you with the skills to love without crossing the boundaries into co-dependence. We have two residential houses: one that caters to mental health issues and one to addiction. We also have an outpatient facility, a day school, and a young adult program, and gender specific sober living facilities. The varying levels of care we provide are broad. Teen rehab need no longer be considered a frightening place to send your adolescent, but rather a refuge for your teen to heal and rediscover a space of emotional and physical safety.
Curious about whether or not your child needs teen rehab? Check for these warning signs:
- Is your child away from home for long periods of time and unable to communicate where they’ve been or what they’ve been doing?
- When they do come home, do they beeline for their room, making no eye contact or conversation?
- Is there a profound change in behavior: is your child especially angry or easily agitated or are they showing signs of depressions or apathy?
- Are their grades suddenly dropping?
- Has their social circle suddenly changed?
- Have they radically altered their appearance in some way?
- Are their moods markedly changing?
- Has there been an abrupt change in weight?
Some parents are fortunate enough to have a child who attempts transparency and who tells them they have been using. Keep this in mind: if your child does tell you they’ve tried drugs or are doing drugs, you more than likely need to multiply the amount by 3, if not more. Teen rehab isn’t just about your teen; it provides a space for the family to heal as a unit. A teen using drugs and alcohol, cutting, or starving themself is voicelessly begging for help. As parents, we have to step outside of that place of blame and anger to help our teen step on a path to recovery. Teen rehab can facilitate that process.