Teen Addiction Therapy
Are you wishing to help your teen with substance abuse but unsure how to begin? Are you a young adult seeking counseling and unsure where to turn to? Have struggling thoughts interfered with your daily life? At Access Counseling, we believe a healthy lifestyle is one which should be lived by all.
Centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, we offer teen counseling at our Frisco, TX facility.
With the help of our staff, as well as the individual’s family, friends, spouses and significant others, we help teens achieve a fulfilled healthy and happy lifestyle.
What is teen addition treatment?
As a young adult, or adolescent, the brain is still within the phase of growing and changing. This causes a young adult to become vulnerable in participating in risk-taking activities, such as experimenting with drugs. In addition, this crucial factor may also affect the manner in which a teen responds to treatment programs designed for adults.
It is for this reason that teen counseling is offered, tailored specifically with young adults in mind!
At Access Counseling, our aim is to encourage long-term recovery, rather than just temporary sobriety. Through our individual, family and group therapy, we work on addressing the underlying cause of substance abuse, as well as encouraging long-term recovery and the benefits which it brings including: an improvement in relationships, motivation, success and outlook on life.
What is teen addiction therapy like at our Frisco facility?
Our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) has long been recognized as a benchmark for other facilities to be measured by, and it’s because of passion and focus. We know the needs of the teen and we understand that therapy for them is specialized, requiring the best in clinicians and individual attention. It is not about ‘telling them to change’, it is showing them the how and why.
Our addiction therapy is not just about the substance. It is about improving interaction with family and friends, helping adolescents understand themselves so they can better understand others. By taking the extra steps, we help teens find the knowledge and strength to win this battle.
In other words, Access Counseling wants to treat every aspect of this disease
Family involvement is also paramount to the teen’s recovery. We show your child ways to interact with the family that not only increases the odds of long-term recovery, but helps the entire family heal.
How do I know if my teen needs therapy?
Teens and young adults may portray substance abuse in many forms. For this reason, it is important to take note of vital changes which may contradict with the individual’s normal behavior. Such changes may include the following:
- A change in behavior – you are wondering what happened to your child?
- Late for curfew or not where he promised he would be
- You are finding things in their room, car or clothes that ‘don’t make sense’ with the explanation you are being given
- Your child seems angry or agitated often
- Your child asks for money often but don’t have anything to show for it
- Broken promises
- You catch your child in lies, often
- A change in social groups
- Withdrawn from social groups
- Becomes hostile or depressed
- Carelessness or avoidance of grooming
- Decline in academic performance
- Missing classes
- Skipping school
- Trouble with the law
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- changes in eating or sleeping habits
- Deteriorating relationships with family members and friends
- Frequently tired
Start Recovery with Access!
If you would like to learn more about teen, or young adult, counseling then contact us or call Access Counseling in Frisco at 972-905-6574! You no longer need to battle with substance abuse alone. We are here to help! Choose a healthy lifestyle today and gain the benefits of an improved relationship and outlook on life. Our staff is excited to get you started on your path to recovery!
Drug and Alcohol Treatment for teens is offered in our facilities as follows:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
If school is out for summer or Holidays: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We are a Family Treatment Program, meaning we provide treatment to the entire family. We require at least one family member to participate in the treatment process through our Family Counseling and Family Group therapy. We believe optimum results are achieved by providing family focused treatment.
We also work with family members while the patient is in Residential Treatment, in order to prepare the family for when the individual returns home.