At Paradigm Treatment Centers, we understand that Teen Substance Abuse Treatment is often a rocky road, filled with challenges that affect the entire family. It’s not uncommon for teens to come to us at Paradigm Treatment Centers who have made multiple attempts in other treatment facilities which, for a number of complex reasons, haven’t been successful. This is referred to as Teen Chronic Relapse, which is when a young person has made a number of attempts at sobriety but failed, perhaps even after being sober for some time. Because of previous experience, it’s also common for these teens to have knowledge about Teen Chronic Relapse Treatment processes, addiction, and sobriety, and yet be unable to translate this knowledge into sobriety for themselves. At Paradigm Treatment Centers we understand the frustration, fear, and discouragement this can cause in teens and their families and are dedicated to working with families of Teen Chronic Relapse.
One of the greatest struggles of Teen Chronic Relapse Treatment is because earnest attempts have failed, it can be very easy for teens and their families to no longer believe sobriety and recovery is possible. It’s common for parents to come to us and report that it seems that therapy and treatment no longer has any effect on their teens. What can be even more confusing and frustrating is that the teens are often aware of what it might take to recover and yet, unable to apply the steps to do so. In fact, sometimes teens may even use their knowledge of certain therapy contexts or approaches as a way of manipulating efforts and defending themselves against help. These teens can get good at following the rules and going through the motions of therapy, to “succeed” at treatment only to leave, return home, and then use again. This kind of behavior usually stems from the teens’ deep underlying fear and belief that real, lasting change isn’t possible for them.
Paradigm Treatment Centers Teen Chronic Relapse Treatment:
At Paradigm Treatment Centers, we’re uniquely qualified to work with teens who are struggling with Chronic Relapse. Firstly, we have an extremely thorough diagnostic process which assesses the full scope of teens’ current needs and form the basis of our treatment plans. At Paradigm Treatment Centers, we design each treatment plan individually, which means we approach every aspect of therapeutic work in a way that is precise and unique to the teen. In most instances, this also means it’s unlike any other treatment they’ve experienced. This immediately makes it less possible for teens to simply “go through the motions” of treatment and in time, will help teens to engage therapeutic work in fresh new ways.
Secondly, all of our treatment plans include individual therapy sessions, every day of treatment. At most treatment facilities, teens may have these sessions once or twice a week at best, which makes it all too easy for teens to hide or avoid certain aspects of their experience. At Paradigm, these consistent, concentrated therapy sessions with teens’ lead therapists serve to challenge and support teens to engage the deeper underlying emotional stressors and causes of their drug use. We strongly believe that it’s this kind of intensive introspective work that is essential to lasting recovery and unfortunately, so often goes unaddressed at many teen treatment facilities.
Lastly, it’s our team of incredibly skilled and experienced professionals that make the ultimate difference at Paradigm Treatment Centers, in our success with Teen Chronic Relapse Treatment. The bottom line is in order to identify the deeper needs which are driving the teens’ drug use, and then motivate the teens to do this level of therapeutic work, the therapists and treatment providers must be experienced in working with young people, and skilled at facilitating this kind of therapy. Our more than 15 years of experience working with young people and families has taught us the skills and insights which have led to our treatment design, individual approach, and ongoing success.