Telemedicine Substance Abuse Programs for Teens
The overall goal of the adolescent substance abuse telemedicine program is to help teenagers become sober and then develop the skills they need to resolve problems and manage feelings and behaviors effectively. The programs are designed to be intensive and to supplement the individual and family therapy that a teenager 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 Adolescent programs serve adolescents from ages 13 to 18. Some of the areas that are addressed within our program include:
- Drug Abuse
- Obsessive Thinking and Compulsive Behaviors
- Bipolar Disorders
- Family Conflict
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self-destructive behaviors
- Truancy or running away behaviors
- Anger problems
- Defiance and conduct problems
- Eating disorders
- Low self-esteem
- School problems
- Panic Attacks
Partial Hospitalization Telehealth Program for Adolescents
This is an after-school telehealth program that focuses on helping teenagers deal with a variety of mental health and addiction issues. The program uses a systemic approach that helps teenagers resolve issues both within themselves and within their families. The initial 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 via telehealth to address the conflicts and communication issues within the family. These 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 groups focus on 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.
Intensive Outpatient Telehealth Program for Adolescents
The Intensive Outpatient Telehealth Program is a half-day program that is designed to help teenagers deal with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse issues, addictions, chemical dependency, low self-esteem, eating disorders, thoughts of suicide, self-destructive behaviors, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, family problems, and communication issues. The 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 complete the program at New Dimensions. Patients will participate in either the afternoon telehealth groups with other teens or the family telehealth sessions in the evening, based on the individualized treatment plan that is created with the treatment team.
New Dimensions Can Help!
If you or someone you know is experiencing substance abuse problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary telemedicine assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.
Behavioral Health Counseling for Teens: 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.