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Programs for Troubled Young Adults in NC

Programs for Troubled Young Adults in NC

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Not all programs for young adults are created equal. The decision to enroll your teenager into a residential treatment program can be challenging as there are many programs and questions you may not have known to ask which can go a long ways towards finding that best fit for your teen. We’re here to help.

The Struggle in Youth is Real

There’s no doubt the transition of youth from child to adulthood can be some of the most difficult years in life. We sometimes forget that many teenagers are still struggling to figure out their identity and they act out and are sometimes falsely stereotyped as “troubled” when really they are most often communicating accurately on the outside to match how they think and feel about themselves deep down. Typically, the expressions of a “troubled youth” are cries for additional help. These youth are in need and are worth every effort to help them along their developmental path.

Programs for Troubled Young Adults in NC

Programs for Troubled Young Adults in NC

Teen Therapy

Dealing with unhealthy peer pressure can add another layer of difficulty to the youth and family. Some teens might also find it hard to confide in parents while others challenge long standing rules. This is where the value of therapy can go a long way toward helping those teens and families who might feel they have trouble youth syndrome.

As a parent, we often try to fix everything for our children and for some it might take a degree of built up courage to ask for help. Rest assured, we’re here with you. Your Solstice East team is your ally. We have worked with thousands of student families and can guide your family along the journey toward your teen’s greatest potential and healing. Please reach out.

If Research Provides You a Stepping Stone Before You Call, Consider:

There are many different modalities specific to troubled young adult therapy. For at risk teen treatment we recommend asking as many questions as you can to fully understand each program’s various treatment modalities. Having familiarity with each program’s therapeutic approach can help you ensure the program you choose aligns best for your specific family.

You might consider reading through various program websites searching for answers to the following questions:

  • Does the program specialize in treating your teenager’s specific challenge?
  • Is the program primarily inpatient, outpatient, or a mix of both?
  • What is the program’s evaluation process for enrollment into the program?
  • Is the treatment program gender-specific?
  • What are the staff and therapeutic team’s specific qualifications?

In your search for the ideal treatment program you may have come across a mix of private therapy offices and larger facilities. Narrow your search down to the top 5 options that seem most fitting and then reach out for a tour. We would love to be in contact with you along your journey and if found to be a good match we most definitely would love to meet you on a tour of our campus.

Programs for Troubled Young Adults

Programs for Troubled Young Adults

Troubled Teens Programs: Call and Speak with the Administrator or Therapist

While searching programs for your youth we hope you will reach out to our program at Solstice East to find out how we can best team up with you to improve the life of your loved one. While speaking with the various programs on the phone, or, preferably, in person, consider your family’s unique priorities. You might ask yourself:

  • Do those you speak with in the program seem empathetic?
  • Does this person seem educated and experienced?
  • Is this person kind but firm?
  • Would those whom you have met, the therapist, and staff of this program, be a good fit for your child?

Learn Each Programs for Youth Policies of Inpatient Facilities

While searching programs for your youth we hope you will reach out to our program at Solstice East to find out how we can best team up with you to improve the life of your loved one. While speaking with the various programs on the phone, or, preferably, in person, consider your family’s unique priorities. You might ask yourself:

  • Personal Property – Before the first day, you might want to know what teens can bring with them. Some facilities only allow a patient to bring a certain number of outfits or other personal belongings. Are there needed medications for your child or does the facility write and fill the prescriptions?
  • Family Visits – Family support is important to the treatment of adolescents who are struggling with their issues. Depending on the program, the family visit policy may be strict and only allow visits when your teen has been in treatment for several months, whereas others allow visits weekly. It’s also good to find out if those visits will be in person or by phone. If in-person, find out how many family members would be allowed to visit, how often, and if there are policies regarding taking them off-site for meals or other activities.
  • Communication – You and your child will feel easier knowing what types of communication will be allowed so that everyone is on the same page throughout the experience. Find out if your teen will be able to communicate via email, written letter, text, phone calls, video calls, etc. In addition, the level of communication monitoring needs to be clearly understood by you and your child.

Troubled Teens Therapy, Life Help, and Services

There is no one approach to therapy that works for everyone. Everyone responds uniquely to the different therapeutic modalities, and young adults are no exception. As a parent, you may want to consider which modalities are available.

There are many types of programs designed to help troubled youth in North Carolina. The National Institute on Drug Abuse recognize the following various categories of treatment:

  1. Long-Term Residential Treatment
  2. Short-Term Residential Treatment
  3. Outpatient Treatment
  4. Individualized Drug Counseling
  5. Group Counseling

Within each treatment organization there are various therapeutic modalities. The Mental Health America organization provides a resource to learn more about the various therapeutic approaches which you can discuss with our Solstice East family alliance team. We can help guide your family through various therapeutic options as we consider the unique needs of your teen. Some of the various therapeutic modalities include:

  1. Psychotherapy
  2. Medication
  3. Case Management
  4. Hospitalization
  5. Support Groups
  6. Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  7. Self Help Planning
  8. Peer Support Groups
  9. Art Therapy

Many of these therapeutic approaches can be synergistically beneficial when combined. A careful combination of multimodal support may lead to potentially better outcomes for struggling youth. It is also common to find one modality works better for a particular individual whereas others may not find such benefit. Therefore, at times, some students benefit most when changing or adjusting therapeutic modalities. Each young adult is unique and we find that the better you get to know the individual the more optimal the outcomes.

Programs for Troubled Young Adults in North Carolina

Programs for Troubled Young Adults in North Carolina

Schools For Troubled Youth

The concentrated treatment duration at Solstice East is another beneficial consideration to take into account. As your child lives within the support of peer and therapeutic mentors for a consistent duration of time we find that our ability to more effectively adjust to your child’s treatment needs and your child’s adaptability to the environment substantially improves.

The benefit of our program at Solstice East in NC is our ability to assist your student emotionally and mentally while at the same time helping your teen maintain academic progress through our fully accredited school. Our school provides the opportunity for your youth to excel emotionally and mentally while at the same time keeping up and potentially leapfrogging with their academics compared with at home peers.

Lifelong Solstice East Friends

Your daughter’s experience at Solstice East could be much like other girls who have graduated from the program who have gained the benefit of making lifelong friends with similarly resourceful life skills to boot. These amazing girls who attend Solstice East with your daughter may end up proving to be some of your daughter’s closest supporters in life down the road.

Keep in mind, your young adult’s peers at Solstice East are likewise acquiring invaluable lifelong skills. Many of these girls who attend Solstice East find that they draw closer to each other having a comradery of a special shared understanding of having faced and overcome similarly themed struggles.

Alongside peer development, your daughter has the continual support and encouragement from our remarkable professionals. With the careful coaching of leaders, your daughter can learn to approach their problems with a higher level of resourcefulness. Our team of day to day mentors help identify, empower, and improve their behaviors. Our outcome data speaks volumes on what we can do to benefit your young adult and you will see how this is when you meet our world class team.

Please call our residential treatment program to give us the opportunity to get to know your specific needs better. We look forward to personally meeting your family soon!

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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition) (n.d.). In National Institute on Drug Abuse. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/drug-addiction-treatment-in-united-states/types-treatment-programs