Teen addiction is one of the greatest challenges a family can face. Comprehensive, specialized treatment can help teens and families heal and form stronger bonds to prepare for a productive future. Next Generation Village works with adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 to promote mental well-being and lasting recovery. Through multiple levels of care and evidence-based therapies, Next Generation Village provides therapeutic learning, cognitive healing and medical assistance to teens living with drug and alcohol addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions.
Levels of Care
Because teens addiction treatment is an ongoing process, Next Generation Village provides multiple levels of care. By working through a full continuum of treatment, teens gradually learn the skills needed to sustain long-term recovery. Next Generation Village offers medical detox, residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care.
When teens use drugs or alcohol for an extended time, the body grows dependent on these substances. Once dependence develops, teens may experience painful or medically dangerous withdrawal symptoms once they stop taking the substance. Medical detox allows patients to work through these withdrawal symptoms under the care of medical professionals who can help ensure their safety and comfort during the process. This accountability and support can help teens stay focused on recovery goals and provide a solid foundation for treatment in additional levels of care.
Following detox, most patients step down to residential care. Also referred to as inpatient treatment, residential care provides teens with around-the-clock supervision and programming. Patients in this level of care live at Next Generation Village full time, where they complete school work and participate in individual and group therapy.
As teens gain more confidence in recovery, they may transition to partial hospitalization care. During partial hospitalization treatment, teens continue to participate in therapeutic programming to understand the roots of their addiction and develop effective coping skills. They may also begin to partake in healing recreational therapies, including yoga, equine, art and music therapy.
Typically the final stage in a full continuum of care, teens in intensive outpatient treatment continue to build the skills needed to transition to life after formal rehab care. During intensive outpatient programming, patients work with counselors to locate clinicians, physicians and youth support groups in the teen’s local community. This ongoing support is crucial for lasting sobriety and continued commitment to recovery.
Through therapy, patients can understand the “why” behind their addiction, address the symptoms of co-occurring disorders and work through emotional turmoil that may drive mental health challenges. Next Generation Village uses a broad range of evidence-based therapies to help teens begin recovery, including individual, group, family, recreational and holistic therapy.
During individual therapy, patients work one-on-one with mental health professionals. Over the course of weekly sessions, teens build trust, create recovery goals and explore the roots of addiction and co-occurring behavioral health conditions.
Individual therapy methods offered at Next Generation Village may include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Teens work to identify negative thoughts and core beliefs and combat them using logic and reasoning
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Patients build skills in communication, problem-solving, mindfulness and emotional regulation
- EMDR Therapy: Those who have experienced trauma can process it in a safe, supportive setting
Addiction can be isolating, especially for teens, so group therapy is an important part of every teen’s treatment program at Next Generation Village. Group therapy provides an opportunity for patients to hear the experiences of peers, stay accountable to recovery goals through positive peer interactions, gain insight into their own conditions and build camaraderie. Gender-specific groups allow teens to stay focused on recovery in a supportive, distraction-free environment.
Group therapy may involve discussions about addiction, mental health, family and stress in a variety of formats, including:
- SMART Recovery
- 12-Step groups
- Skills groups
- Experiential groups
Family Support & Therapy
A teen’s substance use disorder doesn’t develop in isolation — in most cases, adolescent addiction has dramatic impacts on their entire family. Through family therapy, teens can build healthy, loving relationships with family members, work through harmful dynamics and improve communication with loved ones. Family therapy can also help parents and guardians better understand what their teen is going through and learn supportive techniques for recovery.
Recreational & Holistic Therapies
While rehab involves a great deal of introspection and personal reflection, treatment plans at Next Generation Village allow time for recreation. These activities complement clinical work by helping teens cultivate productive hobbies, learn healthy stress-reduction techniques and foster supportive friendships with peers in recovery.
When deemed clinically appropriate, teens at Next Generation Village may participate in:
- Equine therapy
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based treatment method that utilizes medications to ease withdrawal symptoms, curb cravings or reduce the effects of addictive substances. While some forms of MAT are available at Next Generation, it’s important for parents to keep in mind that this treatment method is only delivered when deemed medically appropriate and necessary.
Aftercare & Support
Recovery doesn’t end once teens leaves full-time, professional care. For treatment to remain effective, it’s crucial that teens receive ongoing support after leaving Next Generation Village. To help set clients up for success, counselors work to locate clinicians, physicians and support groups in their local communities. This way, teens can build a long-term support system that can provide accountability and aid in the face of challenges and cravings after rehab.
Clinical Staff & Leadership Team
Treatment at Next Generation Village is conducted by a group of physicians, mental health professionals and admissions specialists dedicated to teen addiction recovery. Through the direction of an experienced leadership team, the staff at Next Generation Village work together to provide comprehensive, compassionate and evidence-based care to teens in recovery.
Do you know a teen living with addiction? Help is closer than you think. Reach out to Next Generation Village today for more information about our treatment programs or to get started.