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Our adolescent drug rehab in Texas is tailored to teens ages 13-18. We provide gender-separate housing and both combined and gender-separate programming so our clients can focus on recovering, free from distractions. We offer a full continuum of teen drug rehab programs, including dual diagnosis treatment when the primary condition is chemical dependency. Length of stay varies based on the needs of your child, but typically ranges from 30-45 days. From the beginning of treatment, we work with you and your teen on a post-treatment continuing care plan to ease the transition back into everyday life.

Participate in School While Completing Teen Rehab

At our Texas teen drug rehab, your child can stay on top of their studies while they’re receiving treatment. Your child is welcome to work on assignments from their regular school.

If your teen’s school cannot or will not provide work for your child while in treatment, our program features an accredited onsite school. This program focuses on teaching personal accountability, respect, communication skills and the necessary tools to achieve long-term sobriety. Classes are led by a credentialed teacher from a nearby high school, and are in session four hours a day. Students learn the core curriculum (math, science, language and arts) for 9th through 12th grades. Academic transcripts are issued directly from the school district, just as they would be if your child were attending school outside of adolescent rehab.

Highlights of Our Teen Rehab Program

  • Positive Recovery®
  • 12-step recovery principles and meetings
  • Addiction education
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Relapse prevention training
  • Positive peer culture
  • Experiential group therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Fitness and yoga classes
  • Skill-building tools
  • Spirituality work
  • Effective communication training
  • Themed weeks with group topics and activities tailored to the needs of clients

Teens who are struggling with an underlying issue such as depression, anxiety or another mental health concern also receive care from our onsite psychiatrist and 24-hour nursing staff.

Our Strength-Based Approach to Teen Drug Rehab 

We believe that the challenges facing adolescents are best addressed by teaching them the skills they lack. We emphasize their strengths while they build resilience to draw upon in the face of peer pressure and situations that could lead to relapse.

Our residential treatment for teens is grounded in these approaches:

Positive Recovery® Positive Recovery is an evidence-based curriculum developed by our chief medical officer, Dr. Jason Powers. The approach helps teens address the underlying issues that lead to alcohol or drug abuse, develop healthy coping skills, and find meaning, purpose and satisfaction in life. Teens develop strengths, connections with others and learn to be more optimistic and resilient, and achieve meaningful goals.

Equipping Youth to Help One Another (EQUIP) – This award-winning method teaches youth anger management, problem-solving and moral education to help turn self-destructive behavior into positive social interaction.

Collaborative Problem Solving – This approach helps adolescents learn problem-solving skills that they haven’t yet developed through a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Collaborative Problem Solving is based on the assumption that behavioral issues and poor coping skills are not intentional but rather poor survival mechanisms that can be replaced with healthier approaches.

Solutions for the Entire Family – We offer an intensive family program that includes weekly family therapy, educational groups and family support groups. You’ll also have opportunities to visit with your child every Saturday. With guidance from our experienced counselors, you and your child can rebuild the trust, communication and boundaries needed for healthy relationships.

Skills for Life After Rehab – We want your child to do well in treatment, but even more, we want them to succeed in life. Our practical approach emphasizes the skills your child will need after completing teen rehab in Texas, including communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving and coping skills. As part of relapse prevention planning, we’ll also work with your child on avoiding peers who might lead them back to using drugs when they get home.

Art Therapy – We frequently draw upon creative approaches like art therapy. Many clients find that art therapy is a powerful way to express feelings that are difficult to verbalize. Through the process of creating art, teens address underlying issues and emotional challenges.

Recovery-Themed Weeks

In addition to regular process and experiential groups, our teen inpatient rehab program offers a unique themed-week curriculum with rotating topics each week. Areas covered include recovery skills, self-esteem and resilience, and relapse prevention. Groups are run by specially trained residential assistants. We plan activities that coincide with the theme of the week and match the specific needs of the current client community. Family programming is also based around the current week’s topic. Approaches may include cognitive behavioral interventions, experiential exercises and relaxation techniques.

Our five weekly themes include:

Taming Your Gremlins – Addresses obsessive thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Teens learn about cognitive distortions and unhealthy thought patterns that thwart recovery. Group leaders draw upon cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help teens identify triggers, prevent relapse, and overcome internal and external messages that typically characterize the “victim” or “bully” mentality.

The Me I Want to Be – Explores self-esteem and ways to set healthy boundaries. Issues addressed include shame, guilt and body image. Teens role play scenarios that teach them how to set functional boundaries with peers. Activities encourage participants to plan for their future healthy, resilient self.

Anger Management – Helps teens understand and manage anger and the thoughts and difficult emotions that often underlie it such as grief, shame and resentment. They also acquire assertiveness skills to use in place of aggression. Whether their more dominant role is bully or victim, participants develop healthy coping skills to deal with challenging circumstances with peers and family. Anger diaries, worksheets and experiential exercises are some of the activities we use.

Collaborative Communication Skills – Teaches teens to communicate effectively. They also learn about the impact of different types of communication such as eye and body language. They begin to understand and practice active listening. Lessons include topics such as healthy conflict resolution and how to disagree and argue fairly. Participants learn to take ownership of their actions and master practical communication techniques such as “I” versus “you” language.

Social Skills and Peer Pressure – Explores drugs, alcohol and sexual situations in the context of peer pressure. Teens learn what healthy friendship looks like and how to be assertive with friends. Role playing provides opportunities to practice social skills and respond appropriately to peer pressure. Participants learn how to create healthy social environments that support their sobriety and make positive choices in their lives.

We offer Residential Teen Drug Rehab at the following locations:

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