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Benefits of Sending Your Teen To An Inpatient Rehab Program

Focuses on Improving Teen

When a teen is battling addiction, it is very beneficial to remove them from their normal environment.  While away in an inpatient rehab program, the teen can concentrate on themselves and successfully overcome their addiction when separated from familiar people, places and things.

During treatment, getting away from familiar people, such as friends is a crucial factor in successful teen recovery. It could be your child’s friends who are pressuring them to abuse drugs or behave in the wrong manner. Also, a troubled relationship with a family member could be the reason a teen abuses drugs. By eliminating communication with friends and some family members, the teen will focus on improving and learn that sobriety is necessary to live a better life.

Moving a teen away from a familiar place like their hometown, will remove their access to their former drug dealer.  Also, taking away familiar things from a teen is just as important as removing familiar people and places. When a teen in recovery does not have access to a car, they will not go places that they should not go.  

Often, when a child is receiving professional treatment but are not in an inpatient rehab program, the teen is more likely to find ways to abuse drugs or behaving in manners that prolongs their recovery process. Therefore, removing a teen from their normal environment while they are receiving addiction or behavioral treatment can change their lives.

Ensures Timely and Successful Recovery

As a teen receives daily treatment, observations and therapy, they are able to obtain the skills and assistance that is necessary to truly combat their addiction. Since the teen is receiving daily treatment, they are able to recover in a timely manner, over the course of months. While having inpatient care, our clinical and medical staff monitors the teens behavior and attitude on a daily basis.

However, when a teen is not in a residential treatment program, it may be difficult for their psychiatrist or the medical staff to accurately treat them. For example, a psychiatrist can give a teen an antidepressant, then follow up 30 days later to see if it helps.   If the teen’s behavior is not monitored each day of the entire month, the follow up can be misleading. The teen can tell the psychiatrist that they are not depressed anymore, but the teen could have been depressed many days during the month of taking that prescription. The psychiatrist may think that the prescription is working when it really is not. But through daily monitoring, the teen will receive accurate treatment and will be able to effectively overcome their addiction, over the course of three to six months.

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