There can be many signs that alert you to your teen’s need for professional help. As a parent, it can be challenging to determine when to step in, especially if you’re considering residential treatment. Many teens suffer from mental health problems or destructive behaviours, and either of these can be a good reason to seek help. Proper treatment ensures a full recovery with less chance of relapse. Learn more about how to spot the signs that your teen needs help and what treatment involves.
Does Your Teen Need Residential Treatment?
Three signs your teen needs residential treatment are hospitalization, illegal activity, and destructive behaviours like running away.
Hospitalization can occur because of drug and alcohol use, dangerous behaviour, or self-destructive habits. As a parent, any incident involving your teen in the hospital is devastating, but it may also act as a wake-up call for both of you.
Teens who engage in illegal activity may be involved in drug use, dangerous driving, theft, or gambling. If you have caught your teen doing something illegal, it may be the sign you need to seek help.
If your teen has tried to run away from home or repeats this behaviour regularly, it is a sign that something is wrong. They may run away because of issues in the home, mental health issues they don’t feel able to face, or as a way of escaping you so they can continue a destructive habit, such as electronic addiction.
There are many other signs your teen may need to be admitted to a residential treatment program, such as:
- Suspension from school
- Drug or alcohol use
- Excessive internet or electronic use
- Sudden weight loss or gain
- Irrational anger or irritability
Mental health problems affect many teens in Canada and beyond. You don’t have to feel alone, and neither does your teen.
What Will Residential Treatment Do For My Teen?
One of the key benefits of a residential treatment program is that it removes your teen from situations and habits that have become harmful. For teens with drug and alcohol problems or electronic addiction, a teen treatment program denies them access to their toxic habit. This allows them, and you, to work through the causes of those behaviours in order for them to heal and move forward.
Another benefit of residential support is that your teen will have ample opportunity to make new friends. If toxic friends are a factor in your teen’s behaviour, treatment will allow them to connect with others who understand their problems.
Our residential programs also offer first-rate education, with teaching staff who are uniquely trained for the troubled teen. Combined with this, we offer life skills, activities, and experiential learning. Your teen will gain confidence and skills as well as find new interests.
Residential treatment can help your teen turn their life around.
Teen Treatment Programs at Venture Academy
You don’t have to take this on alone. At Venture Academy, we offer first-rate residential treatment for your teen. We customize our services to your child, and we operate on an immediate response basis. Our qualified staff will get your teen booked in at the earliest opportunity; there are no waitlists.
We provide multidisciplinary staff to support your teen through our program. Venture Academy’s residential treatment programs consist of therapy, education, and activities. Your teen will excel through our focus on education as a way forward in our teen treatment programs. We offer several programs, such as:
- 30-day assessment and intervention
- Behavioural treatment programs
- Drug and alcohol treatment
- School programs and education
- Electronic addiction treatment
We know how devastating it is to see your teen in distress, and we understand that reaching out to us is a big step. Whatever your teen needs residential treatment for, give Venture Academy a call at 866.762.2211.