Addiction treatment centers run the gamut from alcohol treatment centers, to drug treatment programs, to substance abuse programs, to specialized addictive behavior modification programs.
Addictive tendencies can manifest in various compulsions other than substances. Sexual/pornographic addictions are widespread, as are internet, gaming, and gambling addictions.
Regardless of the classification of an addiction, it inexorably becomes the crux of dysfunction for an individual and his/her family if untreated. Oftentimes, a family is compelled to come together to convince an addicted teen to get help.
Whether addictive behaviors have only just surfaced or have been pervasive and long-standing, addiction treatment centers employ a range and combination of interventions including detoxification, 12-Step, medication, support groups, community resources, and cognitive behavioral therapy, among others.
Sometimes, addiction intervention can be combined with mental health treatment in what is referred to as dual-diagnosis treatment.
The Goldberg Center can help you balance the right treatment priorities for you and your addicted teen in evaluating addiction treatment centers.