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Where is the Best Residential Drug Treatment For Teens

By June 4, 2014No Comments

Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers have helped troubled teens since 2002. Adolescents from southern California, New York City, Chicago and international have gone to Visions seeking drug treatment. Children under the age of 18 years old are in a crucial stage of physical and mental development. Peer pressure or other factors bring on problems. A young mind is unable to rationally solve complications, thus turning to drugs. Visions residential treatment helps kids cope with the struggles of everyday life by utilizing the aid of highly skilled professionals. Visions collaborates with family members to provide comprehensive clinically based treatment customized for drug addiction, substance abuse and troubled youth.

Visions residential treatment center is a 25 acre gated community in the hills of Malibu, California with a home-like setting conveying a sense of warmth and security. Sleeping quarters are separate for Male and Female patients with two to a room under supervision of day and evening staff. Crisis intervention is available on a 24-hour basis.

Several assessments determine if a teen requires admission to the program including the child’s condition and specific drug issue.

Medical Assessment

A Medical Doctor specializing in mental health and substance abuse treatment establishes the initial medical assessment and medical services suitable for each child. A history and physical evaluation is conducted by the doctors or the teen’s personal physician before being cleared for admission into the residential treatment program.

Substance Abuse Assessment

The chemical dependency screening examines psychoactive substance exploitation to establishes a baseline for determining treatment. The assessment determines if the adolescent will accept or reject recovery.

Psychosocial Assessment

Psychosocial assessment reviews the child’s medical history, family history, developmental history, social and educational conduct, legal history, drug and alcohol history and it’s impact on the treatment process.

Psychiatric Assessment

After the initial interview, the teen will be evaluated by the Psychiatric Director. Teens diagnosed with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Disorder will be admitted to the drug residential treatment.

Information collected during the assessment process is used to create a Treatment Plan. The teen, along with a personal counselor, will go over goals and expectations of the program in Visions residential treatment program.

Each adolescent resident works with an assigned licensed therapist and counselor throughout the treatment. Other residential treatment team members compose of highly skilled professionals in the following areas:

  • Licensed Therapists
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Equine Therapist
  • Art Therapists
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Informed Programming

Patients range from ages 13 to 18 years old. Residents stay 45 to 90 days depending on the severity of symptoms and psychosocial stressors. Treatment is adjusted appropriately for the patient’s age and specific needs.

Visions teaches each child to actively become involved in the community including peer groups. The resident helps in determining additional treatment goals like pursuing educational and vocational interests, examining psychological conflicts, and exploring new interests and recreational activities. Visions residential drug treatment program sets the following objectives:

  • Encourage and motivate the adolescent to achieve and sustain abstinence.
  • Assist the adolescent in identifying situations where alcohol was used to cope with life’s complications, and in understanding that using drugs and alcohol to solve problems does not work.
  • Help the adolescent to develop new, more effective problem-solving strategies.
  • Introduce the adolescent to the 12-step philosophy and strongly encourage participation in Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and/or Cocaine Anonymous (CA).
  • Assist the adolescent with recognizing and acknowledging the existence of destructive behaviors and mental health issues in their lives, and the impact they have on their family, friends and future.
  • Help the adolescent recognize and change problematic attitudes and behaviors which stimulate a relapse.
  • Involve family and significant others in the rehabilitation process and reduce dysfunction within the family.
  • Assess and meet the psychological and psychiatric needs of the adolescent.
  • Assess and meet the medical needs of the resident, by referral.
  • Establish a referral network system for services not rendered in the Visions residential treatment program.
  • Assist the adolescent to resolve any legal issues, which may involve criminal activity.

All residential treatment counseling services are performed by highly trained personnel under the Program Director’s supervision. Specialized groups such as psycho-education group, goal setting, and drug education groups are utilized. Also used are Individual and group counseling techniques such as Art Therapy, Stress Management, Anger Management and more.

Visions residential treatment goes well beyond the Therapeutic Program. Each resident partakes three hours of individualized schooling on weekdays with the use of a personalized curriculum. Under the direction of an Activities Consultant, patients participate in a “tailor-made” physical fitness program for one hour five times a week focusing on releasing nervous tension. Adolescents learn to open up with help of horses in Equine Therapy. Teens learn to identify feelings and thoughts that can be shared with a counselor.

All residential treatment meals are planned by a Registered Dietitian. The child will receive appealing, full, hot meals. Dishes are prepared nutritiously with appropriate caloric intake. Supervised meals are served in the dining room. Meal trays are delivered to the room of patients not allowed in the dining facility.

Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers residential treatment program does not only focus on the child, but the family as a whole unit. Steps for meeting the families needs are:

  • Individualized Programming
  • Psychiatric Assessments & Evaluation
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Informed Programming
  • Develop Emotional Growth
  • Achieve Physical Health
  • Support Family Relations & Functionality
  • Collaborative Aftercare Planning

The residential treatment program includes family-focus therapy for a minimum of five hours a week.

Multi-Family Group is held every Saturday. A Family Therapist guides the group in addressing issues common to all families such as communication, conflict handling, and maintaining boundaries. Group sessions provide families with feedback and support from other family members with similar obstacles.

Individual Family Sessions allow each member to speak their mind openly and privately. Individual sessions provide family members with a way to address conflicts under the supervision of a Family Therapist.

Family Education provides residents and families with information on common issues experienced by parents of drug addicted teens. The resident and family members gain an understanding of typical roles played by members of other families.

Family Passes is a unique reward offered by Visions residential treatment for kids behaving accordingly. Sunday and Monday are designated for outings to museums, movies, beach, go-cart racing, community service, ropes courses and rock climbing.

Patients successfully completing Visions Adolescent residential treatment programs are cared for after discharge. Enrollment in the Visions Alumni Program, The Fourth Dimension, allows teens continued participation in aftercare groups and self-help groups. Children need not fear being alone. The Fourth Dimension will have an open door for the child that feels lost.

Vision Adolescent Treatment Centers is the choice of many families as far as Asia. Offering first class residential treatment, Visions exclusive drug treatment program provides care for addicted teens from the moment of admission until after discharge.

Visions Residential is a private pay program and full payment is required from the family. Our team will assist with insurance verification & utilization review. Visions Outpatient works out of network with insurance. We will provide the following services to our Outpatient families: Benefit Verification, Pre-Authorization, Utilization Review, Billing & Collections.

Please click below to schedule your consultation or call us at 866-889-3665

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