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Adolescent Programs

Adolescent Inpatient Programs

Adolescent Inpatient Care is structured to address issues related to mental health and chemical dependency in Georgia. This treatment addresses the needs of teens, ages 13 – 18, in an acute care setting.

Individuals seeking care typically have been experiencing behavioral disturbances and an inability to function appropriately at home, school or elsewhere. The therapeutic environment keeps the family and/or support system involved in treatment while concentrating on the individual’s presenting problems so they can gain the coping skills necessary for a successful discharge.

Treatment consists primarily of:

  • Family therapies which give the patient and family an opportunity to discuss issues related to the patient’s crisis state and attempt to initiate a behavior change.
  • Group therapies which help the individual bring about change, a more positive self-image and learn social and communication skills to help improve function in their day to day lives.

Adolescent Outpatient Programs

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program provides outpatient services designed to meet the needs of teens ages 13 – 18 experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse issues that impact their daily functioning.

The program is held 5 days a week, Monday –Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and allows the patient to live at home. This structured programming includes group therapy, individual therapy, activity therapy and family therapy. Individuals in this program meet with a psychiatrist, registered nurses, licensed therapists and social workers. Family involvement is recommended and is a critical part of treatment as it can assist in reducing the likelihood of an individual relapsing.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is typically a 3 day a week program, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This structured program allows for the individual to receive treatment on an outpatient basis while alternating school. Programming includes group therapy, individual therapy, activity therapy and family therapy. Individuals in this program meet with registered nurses, licensed therapists and social workers. Family involvement is recommended and is a critical a part of treatment as it can reduce the likelihood of an individual relapsing.

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