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Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Programs for Teens

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Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Mohsin Ali, MD

Dr. Mohsin Ali MD is board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Trained in Syracuse NY, he has worked in Tennessee for the last sixteen years.

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Drug abuse is a severe problem for all ages, genders, and ethnicities in the United States. However, young people and teenagers are the most susceptible to it in the country. Every 1 in 8 teenagers uses an illicit substance, and over 62% have abused alcohol by the time they are in their senior year. Being an addict at an early age can ruin an individual’s life, causing much pain and suffering later. Intensive Outpatient programs are highly beneficial in treating addiction in teenagers. 

Here are some poignant benefits of an intensive outpatient program for teenagers. 

Prevents isolation and loneliness

Teenage is a phase of life where support from friends and parents is crucial. During in-patient rehab, the teenager will have to stay at the facility, and miss school, social life, and precious time with family. This separation from routine life can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness in them. The outpatient treatment eliminates the need to stay away from family and friends. 

Meeting new people

Even with friends and family to support them, teenagers can feel isolated and may not be comfortable opening up to everyone. At an outpatient program, your teenage child will get an opportunity to meet new people through group therapy sessions and will be able to relate and share with same-age peers and even make new friends. 

Privacy and confidentiality

A teenager often won’t ask for help, even when struggling with mental health problems or addiction, fearing embarrassment and mockery. So going to an in-patient rehab is not always an option for them as they won’t be able to hide their absence. With adolescent intensive outpatient treatment programs, teenagers can get the confidentiality and privacy they need to get treatment while maintaining a routine life. 

Structured and flexible treatment options

Attending an outpatient treatment program can bring some much-needed structure and discipline to your teenager’s life. They will have set schedules to attend therapy sessions and take medications. At the same time, they will also be able to manage their school, extracurriculars, and other daily activities they like to do. Teenagers and their parents can also talk to therapists and medical practitioners to adapt the routine to accommodate any emergencies and/or other commitments. 

Comprehensive and individualized treatment

Medical practitioners and therapists design outpatient treatment programs at your chosen facility only after careful deliberation. They consider your teenager’s addiction stage, physical and mental health, and other factors before creating an individualized and comprehensive plan to help them. Their progress is monitored closely, and they are given complete support and time to overcome their addiction and excel in life. 

About Iris Wellness Group/Chattanooga Drug & Alcohol Rehab

If you or your loved ones are struggling with drug abuse or mental health disorders, Iris Wellness Group is here to help. We believe everyone deserves a second chance, and finances should stop no one from getting medical help. So we accept most major insurances. Our Tennessee recovery center offers treatments for various substance abuse and mental health disorders. You can reach out to us at 423-541-0656 or fill out our contact form to know more. Get your free insurance verification here.

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