Parents of teens and young adults struggling with substance abuse may feel overwhelmed by the number of drug and alcohol rehab treatment centers in the United States. Fortunately, there are some that provide exclusive treatment for teens only.
The best centers prioritize mental health, keeping up with schooling, and including family in the recovery process. Important services include detoxification (detox), which allows the body to eliminate drugs from its system; residential (or inpatient) treatment, where teens stay at the facility 24/7 for a period of time; and outpatient treatment, where teens visit the facility but do not stay overnight.
1) Newport Academy
With several locations throughout the US, including California, Washington, Connecticut, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, Newport Academy has treated teens from 12 to 20 years old for over 10 years. This treatment center offers a residential program, outpatient and therapeutic day school, continuing care, and attachment-based therapy which focuses on the parent-child relationship. Day schools are designed to help teens complete their high school diploma while working in a safe environment that is dedicated to their substance abuse rehabilitation. Supported by a team of over 350 psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and specialists, founder, and chairman Jamison Monroe is a teen mental health advocate who emphasizes the need to remove the stigma around addiction in young adults. This translates to small groups and gender-specific rehab in a home-like setting. Newport Academy accepts all major insurance and state on their website that over 95% of services are covered.
2) Evolve Treatment Centers
Evolve Treatment Centers are located throughout California in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Southern California. They treat teens from 12 to 17 years old for substance abuse and promote their “Individualized Recovery Plan” as the key to recovery, focusing on identifying the teen’s strengths so they can be nurtured. Weekly family therapy is also strongly encouraged. Services offered include detox, residential treatment, day treatment at home, and intensive outpatient treatment in half-day sessions so your teen can continue with their schooling while going through drug and alcohol rehab. Overseen by Bradley Peterson, Chief Medical Officer, Evolve Treatment Centers work with most major insurance providers and will even call on your behalf to try to get the most coverage possible.
3) The Pines at Willingway
The Pines at Willingway benefit from over 50 years of experience and a wide network of treatment centers across the country, with access to top experts in substance abuse. This treatment center in Statesboro, Georgia is located on the same campus as Willingway Hospital and is solely dedicated to young adults aged 14 to 18. Executive Director Shareaka Green-Miller’s area of expertise has been an addiction for over 20 years and the Pines at Willingway follow an organized process of medically monitored detoxification followed by residential treatment with an intensive focus on individual treatment needs through a mix of group and individual therapy. The treatment center offers on-site homeschooling, walking trails and a pond, an indoor pool, and therapeutic activities designed specifically for teens. They accept most insurance and include a form on their site for you to verify your coverage.
4) Sandstone Care Cascade Canyon
Located in Colorado, Sandstone Care Cascade Canyon is a substance abuse treatment center with a curriculum specially designed for teens aged 13 to 18. Key services include residential and day treatment (partial hospitalization), as well as an after-school intensive outpatient program available virtually so your teen can stay in school five days a week. Parents are required to be involved in the program with ongoing family counseling, and there are a number of program support groups and resources available to parents. Chief Medical Officer Robert Ochsner leads the team and drug rehab is treated as an opportunity to find common ground with young adults by incorporating experimental treatment such as art therapy, yoga, physical and outdoor activities. They include a link on their site to verify your insurance at the beginning of the process and promise to work with you to identify if any costs are not covered.
Turnbridge is located on 68 acres of countryside in Woodbury, Connecticut and has operated for 17 years with a focus on physical and emotional safety for teens between 14 and 17 years old who are struggling with substance abuse. Offering holistic care in a setting that they describe “feels like home,” Turnbridge takes on only 12 people at a time for an intimate recovery process that is comprised of individual therapy, adventure and recreation programming, and family therapy. Christopher Cutter, Chief of Adolescent Psychology, oversees Turnbridge where the main services are a residential treatment program and extended care program. Teens continue with their schooling while in the program and spend time together at group meals. Turnbridge accepts insurance and works with most major providers. They request that parents call to verify their insurance as part of the admissions process.
6) Next Generation Village
Located in Sebring, Florida, Next Generation Village provides drug and alcohol rehab to teens aged 13 to 17 years old. Their approach to substance abuse and recovery is personalized to meet the individual needs of each teen that takes mental health into consideration. Next Generation Village provides detox services, on-site inpatient treatment, relapse prevention, and aftercare in the form of therapy sessions and group counseling. James Drury serves as Medical Director at this treatment center that promotes a variety of amenities including a pool, a lake, basketball courts, a gym, a patient lounge area, an on-site chef, and wheelchair-accessible facilities. Academic support is provided while teens are in the program. Next Generation Village works with most insurance providers, requesting that you contact them directly to confirm if your provider will cover the cost.
7) Bright Future Recovery
Bright Future Recovery is a teen-only substance abuse facility located in Hollister, California along with a partnering facility for adults. Detox, medication-assisted treatment, inpatient residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and sober living are the core services offered by Bright Future Recovery. Founder and CEO Cheree Ashley believes in a holistic approach that focuses on the teen behind the addiction and the center promotes family inclusive treatment that creates a safe space for teens aged 12 to 17. Priority is placed on activities to boost self-esteem and teens benefit from massage and equine therapy in addition to cognitive therapy, group therapy, and individual sessions. Bright Future Recovery works with most insurance providers to find partial or full coverage for treatment.
While dealing with teen addiction is extremely difficult, these treatment centers can help. A focus on unique individual needs, mental health, schooling, and family therapy are essential for recovery.