It's Not Just How Things Are: Helping Teen Boys Deal With Childhood Issues


It's Not Just How Things Are: Helping Teen Boys Deal With Childhood IssuesTeen boys who are experiencing difficulties with substance abuse, violence, anger, depression, or some other serious issue often have childhood issues they have been unable to overcome. Professional help is often the only solution in this situation, as therapy is the only way to gain the tools necessary for long-term improvement. If you have been dealing with these problems, I strongly urge you to seek out a facility that specializes in providing guidance and assistance.

Triangle Cross Ranch’s approach is perfect for any troubled teen who has been struggling. Please contact us as soon as possible if you need assistance at 1-866-471-6695.

Steps To Addressing Childhood Issues

1 - Therapy - This is perhaps the most important step towards overcoming problems, as it makes it possible to come to terms with past experiences. Professional therapy can also make a difference by providing the tools necessary to deal with emotional baggage that each person possesses. Without this assistance, many individuals will continue to struggle with this baggage for their entire lives.

2 - Group support - Many people who are struggling will feel isolated. This is unfortunate as it often intensifies the negative emotions one is experiencing and makes them feel helpless and alone. A key step to making a long-term change is having a positive peer support network in place.

3 - Lack of distraction - Staying at a facility removes all distraction from a person’s life, allowing them to focus completely on their improvement. For many individuals, this lack of distraction can be a key factor in improving the effectiveness of their overall recovery.

4 - Family encouragement - Just having their family behind them makes many individuals who go through treatment more focused and willing to fully commit to the recovery process. Family encouragement provides an essential form of support that should never be underestimated.

5 - Religious belief - When you are able to turn to God for guidance during difficult times, it can make it much easier to persevere. With this in mind, many of the most successful treatments involve building a strong religious foundation that can be used for self-improvement.


Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations


Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

Sober Living/IOP:


Focus on:
Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


Focus on:
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals