About Teensavers

Our mission is to empower teens and transform lives

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Who We Are

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.

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What makes us Unique

  • Over 40 years of experience in successfully treating adolescent substance abuse, emotional and behavioral issues
  • Quality of care ranked in the top three percent in the U.S.
  • Top success rates in substance abuse abstinence, mental health issue stabilization, and resolving behavioral problems.
  • A variety of treatment alternatives used to create personalized treatment plans that focus on the root cause of the problem
  • An In-Residence Program that provides a safe, home environment
  • A personalized behavior roadmap for every child  
  • 3:1 child-to-staff ratio, resulting in a high degree of personalized attention for every child
  • Individual and group therapy sessions to provide needed insight and support
  • A follow-up assessment to determine what type of continuing care is needed
  • Several continuing care options that help minimize the chance of relapse
“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.

It Really Works

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.

Overcome More Than Addiction

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
●     Trauma
●     Depression
●     Anxiety
●    Severe gaming addiction

Treatment Options Tailored for Your Teen

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.

  • Assessment, Intervention, and Intake.
    We will determine how severe your child’s addiction is, as well as identify risk factors and possible co-occuring conditions. We can organize anon-threatening intervention with a team of experts to help your teen decide to participate fully in treatment. 96% of teens choose to enter our program voluntarily after this effective intervention.
  • Residential Detox and Stabilization.
    Many serious addictions will require Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). During this phase, your teen may receive beneficial medications that will help shorten detox, lessen withdrawal symptoms, and reduce cravings. Detox usually takes 3-5 days, but it might take longer for certain substances.
  • Residential or Day Treatment Program.
    This phase focuses on individual and group therapy to help the young person make meaningful changes in how they solve problems and react to stressful situations. Using peer community support, regular exercise, and educational activities, your teen will have the resources and guidance to overcome these challenges. This phase of treatment lasts 30-90days, on average.
  • Continuing Outpatient Care.
    Following more intensive treatment and good progress, your teen will move to outpatient care and support for another 30-90 days to help establish good habits and deal with real-life challenges as they come up. Individual, group, and family counseling sessions will continue 1-5 days per week as needed. Peer support groups help your child learn from other recovering teens and help others with their own success stories.