Our mission is to empower teens and transform lives
Teensavers has had great success over the past four decades in transforming the lives of teens with substance abuse, emotional and behavioral issues. Our mission is to develop healthy, positive, emotionally stable and self-sufficient teens who are able to reintegrate into the family unit and fulfill their true potential in society.
At Teensavers, we begin by assessing the problem and determining the underlying causes. Then we create a personalized roadmap that guides the child through treatment and down the path to self-sufficiency.
We also work with those close to the teen to establish what issues within the family unit must be addressed to facilitate successful treatment. Parents and guardians are encouraged to take an active role in the recovery process and are updated on their child's progress on a weekly basis.
Even after the teen has completed in-residence treatment, we provide continuing care to help minimize the chance of relapse. We perform a follow-up assessment to identify any lingering issues and then determine which method of continuing care should be used, whether it be one-on-one counseling, family or group therapy, which helps the child examine and change the internal rules, values and beliefs that dictate behavior.
“I’ve seen children addicted and, on their knees, shaking helplessly, I’ve seen sons and daughters steal from their parents, and I’ve seen families torn apart by the sudden death of their teen. I’ve seen it all. And, after 40 years it still breaks my heart. That’s why I do what I do. If just one more teen can be saved, then I'm doing my job.”
- Tim Chapman, MA, LAADC, Msc.D.
When your teen is having a hard time overcoming addiction (drugs, gaming, relationships, etc.), there isn’t any member of the family who isn’t affected. It’s heartbreaking to see your loved one go willingly down a path of destruction, and it’s easy to feel hopeless about the prospects of them getting back to normal.
Many young people suffer from other mental health challenges that coincide with or complicate their drug or alcohol addiction. Your teen’s treatment plan may include other services to help them deal with obstacles like:
● Mental illness
● Dual diagnosis
● Severe gaming addiction
The National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends a comprehensive approach for teen addiction treatment that addresses the emotional and behavioral issues that are unique to each young person. Teensavers uses a five-phase evidence-based process to help your teen reach a lasting and long term recovery.