Adolescent Psychiatry & Addiction
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While infectious diseases and cancers were the principle causes of death among adolescents in the past, during the 21st century accidents, suicide, and other problems related to drug use and abuse have become the nation’s number one unmet health problem. There is a strong need for an adolescent addiction rehab in Florida to provide treatment and the path to recovery for teens.
Specialized Services for Adolescents
The professionals at the Florida Recovery Center realize the need for specialized services for the adolescent population. The Florida Recovery Center Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction track is designed for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17.
University of Florida doctors and/or Florida Recovery Center therapists and nurses will perform an initial assessment and evaluation for each patient. Each patient will have a treatment plan designed specifically for him/her. In order to provide a full spectrum of care for each patient, a variety of services are available including therapy, education and support groups.
Young adults who are admitted into the Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction track will be hospitalized for detox (if necessary), stabilization and inpatient treatment. The length of stay will vary based on the severity of the patient’s condition.
Historically, young patients at are often dealing with addiction issues in combination with a psychiatric condition like bi-polar disorder, depression or anxiety. Many times, addictions arise among the adolescent population as a way to cope with these psychiatric conditions. Our multi-disciplinary treatment team is trained in dual-diagnosis and uses only the latest techniques to treat co-occurring conditions simultaneously.
Treatment & the Role of the Family
At the Florida Recovery Center, we believe the family’s role is highly important in the successful recovery of any adolescent patient. Almost always, the entire family has been affected by the addiction and behavioral issues of the patient. Therefore, family, which we define as anyone who loves and supports the well-being of the patient, may have a need for therapy and guidance as well. Types of family therapy will vary based on the patient’s needs. Ultimately, family involvement is strongly encouraged.