Incorporated into Your Teen’s Life
Destinations provides a partial-day, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). When you apply for treatment at one of our facilities, our team will collaborate with you to determine whether your teen belongs in our mental health or dual diagnosis treatment track. The latter combines mental health and addiction treatment, as researchers estimate that between 50-90% of adolescents in treatment for substance-use disorders also have diagnosable mental health issues.
Healing Through Treatment
Teens in our IOP will attend therapy sessions – group, individual, and creative – while parents are strongly encouraged to participate in family sessions. Your teen will meet with our pediatric psychiatrist once per week as well as other therapists. We integrate the 12-steps into our overall IOP, and have certified alcohol and drug counselors to work with teens individually.
A Commitment to Education
We work with your teen’s school to ensure support where needed, and our academic team will assist your teen in catching up, staying on track, and moving ahead with their education.
Having been in their shoes, our alumni are great mentors for teens in the IOP. Weekly meetings with our alumni allow teens in treatment to see how others have learned to cope with mental health and addiction disorders. Once a teen transitions into the alumni stage he or she has learned how to maintain sobriety, but still has a strong support system to lean on moving forward.
Parental involvement is a critical component to our programs. During your orientation, you will meet the entire treatment team, including the individual and family therapist, education director, nurse and the clinical director, in order for you to understand their individual roles and how each of them will interact with you and your teen. We require parents to attend therapy sessions and family education classes, and we will work with you to create a schedule for therapeutic visits that will help your teen adjust to his or her new lifestyle.
Recovery requires patience, but together, through a shared commitment to your teen’s health, we will make your family whole again.