PRLog - Jan. 21, 2014 - DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Families struggling with drug and alcohol addiction among their younger members can find effective solutions at the Palm Beach Institute, which specializes in treating youth drug and alcohol dependency.
Adolescent Treatment at PBI
The institute and its treatment specialists provide an individualized, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with youth dependency issues. They work with each youth and devise a specialized treatment approach designed specifically for that individual to provide the greatest potential for success. The multi-disciplinary approach utilizes the expertise of therapists, nurses, physicians and case managers with more than 150 years of combined experience in successfully treating drug and alcohol dependency.
Treatment experts at the Palm Beach Institute have created a specialized 12-step program designed for youth to help address the unique situations they encounter that can contribute to drug and alcohol abuse and dependency. The Palm Beach Institute’s adolescent program is intended for youth between ages 12 and 17 and helps them deal with peer pressure, developmental issues, family dynamics and backgrounds, and individual value systems and beliefs.
For particularly serious cases, the institute is one of the only facilities in Florida that provides medically supervised detoxification to help patients transition into in-patient of out-patient treatment programs. The comprehensive treatment program also offers patient interventions, partial hospitalization, traditional living arrangements and aftercare programs to help provide the greatest potential for successful treatment. Patients of all ages are supervised throughout each aspect of their comprehensive program treatments and are encouraged in their progress through peer interactions and therapy sessions.
Because of its comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach, the Palm Beach Institute offers all services under one roof to give the families the peace of mind that comes with knowing where their loved ones are located at all times. They receive the best of care and are given the greatest chance of defeating drug and alcohol abuse while being armed with the tools needed to prevent relapses later on in life.
By the time they reach eighth grade, about 36 percent of youth have tried alcohol, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. By the time they reach 12th grade, 71 percent have imbibed. And some 21 percent of eighth-graders have tried drugs while more than 48 percent of high school seniors have tried drugs at least once in their lives.
Among common abuse tendencies among teens in the United States is the use of alcohol and prescription drugs, which many obtain from their parents or from friends who have parents who many times have prescriptions for the abused substances, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Improving their mood and feeling better about themselves are among the most common reasons teens cite for engaging in drug and alcohol abuse.
Fortunately, the experts as the Palm Beach Institute can help teens deal with the pressures they face and create effective treatments to stop the abuse and prevent recurrences. More information on the Palm Beach Institute’s adolescent drug rehab and adolescent alcohol rehab programs is available by calling the institute toll-free at 855-470-2050 or visiting http://www.pbinstitute.com/