Addiction Treatment at New Adventure Treatment Center
Boys Find Help With Life-Controlling Issues
The 90-day addiction treatment program is where teenage boys recover from addictions and alcoholism. They live among their male teenage peers, not mixed in with adults or girls. We treat all types of addictions and substance abuse.
New Adventure Treatment Center (NATC) is a fully Licensed behavioral health facility on our campus that offers addiction treatment. Addiction treatment is often co-occurring in boys who get into trouble or fail in school. The drug and alcohol addiction treatment program (plus other addictions) is based on science, evidence, and our experience of what works best in helping teenagers get sober and stay sober. Our home for troubled boys pioneered addiction treatment for teenagers. We continue to evolve and advance evidence-based treatments to provide our patients with the best opportunity for lifelong recovery from substance use disorder.
The New Adventure Addiction Treatment Program Integrates Behavioral Treatment
New Adventure Treatment Center admits boys ages 14-17 1/2 with serious substance abuse issues or addictions. Addiction and co-occurring behavioral issues or mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are addressed simultaneously, providing an integrated treatment approach that offers our patients the best opportunity for lasting recovery.
Programs and services include screening, brief intervention, comprehensive assessment and evaluation, inpatient addiction treatment, and family/parent education and support.
Many boys who come to us also have defiance and anger issues. It is understood that troubled boys may not be overly excited about coming to our homes for troubled boys. However, we require that prospective clients be informed in advance and choose to come here. Success is partly dependent on a patient’s willingness to get help. We will help you with strategies for your boy to come to our program willingly.
Boys also come to New Adventure Treatment Center with life-controlling issues, destructive habits, dysfunctional behaviors, and/or mental health challenges. We endeavor to help boys manage their behaviors. The focus is not on controlling them, which invites power struggles, but on empowering them to deal with life-controlling problems, form new habits, develop healthy functioning, and manage emotional issues.
We believe boys can and should take responsibility for their actions and lives. They are not merely powerless victims of circumstances or disease. They can make positive choices even in difficult situations and despite traumatic histories. Boys can, however, become stuck in destructive habits and dysfunctional patterns. Our job is to help the boys break free of these unproductive patterns, develop new life skills, and learn to manage their lives healthily and productively.
Our emphasis on empowerment does not negate the need for structure, rules, or even consequences to actions. These things are necessary and help provide a stable environment for clients. Ultimately, they are in place for the purpose/goal of empowering clients to manage their own lives, behaviors, and emotions. We endeavor to help boys acquire the skills necessary to lead healthy, fulfilled, productive lives.
New Adventure Treatment Center provides medication management and contracts with a local psychiatrist as the administrative medical director. We have nurses on staff as well as licensed therapists and counselors.
Effective Addiction Treatment and Therapy For Boys
Our home for troubled boys provides highly effective addiction treatment and individual, group, and family therapies. Students receive individual, group, and/or family therapy and access to psychiatric/medical services and assistance with medication management. Therapy, skill-building, educational assessment, experiential activities, social/recreational activities, spirituality, etc. are part of the recovery-focused interventions offered at this level of care.
Our addiction treatment center for teens is an intensely Christ-centered program that offers intervention consistent with Biblical values. Moreover, our ultimate goal is to create life change in the boys in our care. They will return to addiction without a life change after a few days, weeks, or months. Anyone can go through detox and get off alcohol or drugs for a short while, especially in a highly monitored environment. Our goal is to provide long-term recovery and lifetime avoidance of addictive substances once the boy leaves our program, even when hard knocks hit.
If there is one thing common to all addicts, it is that they have become the best of liars — to friends, employers, family, and even to themselves. Moreover, they are blame-shifters, never taking responsibility for their actions. Introducing Christ into their life also means introducing truth, where truth had become lost. Truth and transparency become a key focus from this point forward, often taught with tough love but always approached with acceptance, understanding, and care. Eventually, the boy realizes that the only way to live is to put away their constant lies and approach life from the truth with the help of Christ.