The Best Licensed Adolescent Addiction Program in California
Visions’ licensed Adolescent Addiction Program offered at Malibu, California is probably one the best in the country. It is safe, supportive, intensive and filled with daily activities intended to help residents come to terms with their stresses and begin to take steps towards a healthy, productive lifestyle.
The program is open to persons between 13 and 18 who stay at the facility for between 45 and 90 days depending on individual needs. Males and females sleep in different quarters and parents and guardians are continually involved to encourage co-existence. Clients live two in a room and supervision is availed both in the day and at night with Crisis Intervention available on a 24 hour basis.
The treatment team consists of licensed therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, medical doctors, a supervising nurse, art therapists, a registered dietitian, and an equine therapist.
The main objective of the addiction treatment program at Malibu is to help adolescents achieve and sustain a productive lifestyle. First, these teens are made to recognize the presence of destructive behaviors in their lives and the impacts of such behaviors on their friends, family, and even their futures. The kids are made to recognize situations that may cause one to use drugs to cope with life’s stressors and made to understand that drugs actually DO NOT solve problems. They are then equipped with skills useful in developing more effective problem-solving strategies. At the end of the program, they are taught how to change certain behaviors to prevent relapses.
Furthermore, these teens are allowed to select additional treatment goals. This category of goals includes pursuing vocational and education interests, and exploring past or present recreational interests and pursuits.
Therapeutic – in this stage, residents are assessed and treated for medical, psychological and psychiatric problems. Some of the tests conducted include sexual compulsivity assessment, eating disorder assessment, neurological testing, psychological testing, and psychiatric addiction.
Adjunct services – these are programs provided to enhance the treatment goals of each teen. They include an onsite school, a conditioning program, equine therapy, nutritional services, psychological services, and an aftercare program.
Family services – Visions family treatment programs help parents turn their anger, fear, hopelessness, helplessness, and anxiety into hope, trust, acceptance, awareness, and healthy communication.
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