Online Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Teenagers
The overall goal of the online adolescent substance abuse program is to help teenagers and their families develop the skills they need to resolve problems and manage feelings and behaviors effectively without using drugs or alcohol. The online programs are designed to be intensive and to supplement the individual and family therapy that a client may already be receiving. Treatment is completely individualized and focuses on the issues that matter most to the teenager and his/her family. Additionally, because the programs are scheduled during after school hours, teenagers are able to remain in their own school throughout the treatment process. The Online Adolescent Programs serve adolescents from ages 13 to 18. Some of the areas that are addressed within our program include:
- Alcohol Abuse
- Drug Abuse
- Skills training to become abstinent
- Relapse Prevention
- Understanding the consequences of substance abuse
- Communication skills
- Conflict Resolution skills
- Mental Health Issues
- Bipolar Disorders
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self-destructive behaviors
- Truancy or running away behaviors
- Anger problems
- Defiance and conduct problems
- Low self-esteem
Partial Day Program for Adolescents
This is an after-school online therapy program that focuses on helping teenagers deal with their substance abuse issues. The online program uses a systemic approach that helps teenagers resolve issues both within themselves and within their families. The initial online groups each day are designed to give teenagers a chance to identify the causes of their emotional and behavioral struggles and then learn the skills they need to cope effectively.
In the evening, parents join the teenagers to address the conflicts and communication issues within the family. These online groups are designed so that parents and primary care givers can ensure that their teenagers deal with the issues that they are struggling with at home. These online groups focus on relapse prevention, effective parenting strategies, conflict resolution strategies, communication skills, and problem-solving skills within the family. The groups also allow families to work through the conflicts that are occurring within the home and to develop the skills they need to resolve conflicts in the future. In addition, all teenagers are evaluated by a psychiatrist and are provided medication management as needed.
Online Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents
The Online Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to help teenagers deal with the problems associated with substance abuse. Some of the issues addressed include, building self-esteem, overcoming depression and anxiety, learning coping skills to maintain sobriety, learning to spot relapse triggers, developing communication skills, and resolving family conflicts. The online program is a less intensive option to the Partial Day Program and is designed to help teenagers and their families continue to develop the skills they need to cope with life once they leave New Dimensions. Teenagers have the option of attending the afternoon or evening sessions, based on the individualized treatment plan that is created with the treatment team.
What to Expect
To be admitted into our adolescent online therapy programs, your teenager must first be assessed by one of our therapists via telemedicine.During the assessment, the therapist will work with you and your teenager to identify your goals for treatment and help you determine if our treatment programs are the best fit for your needs.Once the assessment is completed, your teenager will then meet with a psychiatrist via telemedicine to evaluate their medication needs.After these assessments are complete, you and your teenager will complete the admission paperwork and then begin the online treatment program.Your teenager can expect to spend about 6 hours a day involved in the Partial Hospitalization program and about 3 hours a day in the Intensive Outpatient Program.The program operates Monday through Friday.
New Dimensions Can Help!
If you or someone you know is in crisis because of substance abuse issues, New Dimensions can help.To learn more about our programs or to schedule an assessment, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.
Our telehealth programs serve all of Texas, including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Amarillo, El Paso, San Antonio, Beaumont, Lufkin, Austin, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, McKinney, Frisco, Brownsville, Pasadena, Killeen, McAllen, Mesquite, Odessa, Midland, Denton, Waco, Carrollton, Round Rock, Abilene, Pearland, Richardson, College Station, Wichita Falls, Allen, San Angelo, Tyler, Lewisville, Edinburg, Bryan, Mission, Longview, Flower Mound, Conroe, New Braunfels, League City, Pearland, Cedar Park, and surrounding areas.