Teen substance abuse services

Addressing a teen’s struggle with substance abuse means understanding the emotional, developmental, physical, psychological, familial, social and cultural factors involved in their addiction. At Rosecrance, we have developed an evidence-based program that incorporates clinical, medical, educational and experiential therapies into a comprehensive individualized treatment plan.

Your length of stay in any treatment programs is dependent on your progress and accomplishment of treatment goals — as determined by you, your counselor and, when appropriate, your family.

These ongoing support groups help families understand that they are not alone in their desire to recover from the disease of addiction. Families going through similar experiences come together to learn from each other. Family support groups are held one hour before visiting times.
Regular visiting hours are offered throughout the week. Visitation is schedule by treatment group.
Patients and family members come together weekly with their addictions counselor to set goals and to address issues pertaining to this chronic disease. Family sessions are scheduled on an individual basis.
This plan is developed and completed from the beginning of treatment through discharge during family sessions. The prevention plan helps families prepare to support and maintain recovery for both the addict and the family.
This program provides comprehensive education regarding the disease of addiction, an overview of treatment and how to begin the recovery process. Some of the goals of the weekend are:

  • To validate feelings experienced by the family due to the addiction of a loved one
  • To educate the family about addiction as a brain disease
  • To help the family understand the progression of the disease
  • To introduce the family to the Twelve Steps of Recovery
  • To educate the family about the role of enabling in the disease progression
  • To educate the family regarding positive communication and promote the detachment process
  • To help the family identify healthy recovery and healthy adolescent behaviors
  • To educate the family about the relapse process
  • To send a message of hope through recovery

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Neurobiological framework of substance use disorders
  • Development of symptoms
  • Family recovery

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Rebuilding communication and trust
  • Preparing for transitions
  • Wellness recovery

For more information on the Family Education Weekend and area hotel and lodging information, click here.

Upon family members’ successful completion of the Family Education Weekend and patients’ achievement of “sponsor” level in their treatment group, patients and their families may participate in a therapeutic leave of absence. This is a three-to-six hour block of time together off campus.
This service is offered to our patients and families to help link them to social, educational and recovery services after discharge.
Q: Is participation in family support services mandatory?
A: Participation is strongly recommended. Studies have shown that the more the family is involved in the treatment process, the more positive the outcome for the adolescent and family.

Q: Is there a fee for any family services?
A: No, there is no additional cost for any of the services. We do, however, ask for a nominal donation to cover the cost of food during family education weekend.

Q: Who should attend/participate in family services?
A: Family support services are provided for all family members including aunts, uncles and grandparents if they are a strong support to the patient. We discourage participation of small children during the family education weekend. Participation is limited to individuals on the approved visitors log.

Q: How do I prevent my loved one from relapsing?
A: Rosecrance will guide you through the process of understanding your role in supporting your loved one’s recovery though the services we provide.