Adolescent Growth Philosophy
At Adolescent Growth, we believe that effectively treating teens requires special insight and a comprehensive understanding of their needs. To that end, our multidisciplinary team works with you and your child to create a personalized plan for success.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
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ABOUT ADOLESCENT GROWTH
Located just outside of Chicago in Lombard, Ill., Adolescent Growth offers intensive outpatient (IOP), partial hospitalization (PHP), and residential treatment to teens struggling with addiction, mental health disorders, and co-occurring disorders, with a special program for eating disorders. Adolescent Growth has three locations, with two additional facilities in California. Medical detox is not available, although psychiatric consultation and medication management is provided.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Adolescent Growth is holistic and also provides 12-Step intervention, with a focus on both physical and mental health, or “mind, body, soul” according to the center’s site. Teens attend school, individual, and group therapy. The two therapeutic methods most commonly used are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and clients also work out in a gym and participate in yoga and meditation.
Since the program is focused on teens, family participation is encouraged. This includes family therapy up to twice per week, weekly parent support groups, and a multi-family restoration workshop.
Each client leaves with a relapse prevention plan and those who find success at Adolescent Growth are granted free access to Adolescent Growth’s alumni group, which meets monthly.
The treatment team includes a psychiatrist, licensed and certified therapists, medical assistants, academic coordinators, and a registered dietitian. The facility maintains a staff-to-client-ratio of 1:3.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Adolescent Growth’s Lombard location is a 10-bed facility. It is homelike and offers high-tech conference rooms, furnished living areas, and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Meals are prepared by a registered dietician and clients have access to a gym.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
While Rehabs.com has not yet received reviews from Adolescent Growth’s alumni, feedback on secondary sites is positive, such as on Facebook, where Adolescent Growth received an average 4.3-star rating based on feedback from 10 respondents to date.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single review from a loved one to date was positive. Following her daughter’s successful completion of treatment, Lisa gave the facility five out of five stars for all evaluated criteria such as treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. Lisa praised the facility for its level of family participation and the helpfulness of the staff.
On Secondary sites, a single parent Susan left a glowing five-star review on both Facebook and Yelp. She detailed professional, attentive staff, a home-like environment, and stellar communication among staff, clients, and parents.
WHAT STAFF SAY
One staff member reviewed Adolescent Growth and gave every category five out of five stars, including holistic offerings, cleanliness, and affordability.
According to the facility’s website, Adolescent Growth accepts most private health insurance plans, such as Aetna and Cigna.
Published January 2017
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