Unique Approaches

At Teensavers, we agree with the position of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that the best treatment programs for substance abuse, emotional and behavioral issues provide a combination of various therapies and other services to meet the unique needs of every teen. We utilize a five -phased approach that has been proven to greatly increase success rates and lessen the chance of relapse.

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Assessment, Intake and Intervention

The purpose of this phase is to determine the type and severity of the problem your child is facing. Once the assessment is complete, we prescribe a personalized treatment plan for your teen that includes the methods of therapy needed. If your teen is resistant to the idea of being treated, Teensavers provides a non-threatening intervention process led by a team of experts who can bring your child to the self-realization that help is needed. In our experience, intervention results in the teen voluntarily entering the program 96 percent of the time. If needed, Teensavers can provide transportation services to our facilities

In-Residence Detoxification and Stabilization

If your teen has a serious addiction problem, he or she will enter Phase Two of treatment, during which Teensavers will provide detoxification under the supervision of medical personnel. To ease the process, we utilize medications that were developed to eliminate cravings for certain substances, which dramatically shortens the detoxification period, making it, on average, a three-to five-day process. Once your teen completes this phase, he or she will enter Phase Three of the personalized treatment plan.

In-Residence or Day Treatment Program

During this phase, our emphasis is on utilizing the necessary psychological treatment alternatives that resolve the problem troubling your teen. Treatment is provided in both individual and group therapy sessions. In addition, community, exercise and academic activities reinforce group involvement and supplement therapy. You will receive a weekly report on the progress of your child and will be encouraged to attend a family group therapy session once a week. This phase of treatment typically lasts 30-90 days.

Outpatient Continuing Care

Phase Four begins once your teen is released from the Teensavers In-Residence Program. It is highly recommended that treatment continue for another 30 to 90 days on an outpatient basis to reinforce the tools acquired during the previous phases of treatment. This outpatient treatment may combine individual, group and family therapy sessions held one to five days per week, depending on the situation. Your teen may also attend family, peer and community support groups to gain a strong network of people who will encourage continuous improvement.

The Self Mastery -Leadership Program™

This phase provides your teen with the opportunity to attend our exclusive and nationally recognized Self Mastery Leadership Program™, which:

  • Minimizes the chance of relapse
  • Builds character, leadership skills and self-sufficiency, which in turn produce a healthy, self-actualized adolescent who can effectively reintegrate with family and society.

The essence of the program focuses on the fact that for every individual there are two worlds: the inside world and the outside world. The inside world is comprised of the rules, values and beliefs that dictate behavior and is primarily responsible for substance abuse, emotional and behavioral issues. In our Self Mastery Leadership Program™, teens are taught to examine their inside world and change the rules, values and beliefs that are causing their behavior.

The Self Mastery program is curriculum-driven and divided into 24 modules taught three nights a week for two hours per night. This program typically takes 90 days to complete. Group discussions, team building and community activities reinforce the subject being discussed and create an enjoyable classroom environment.

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