No Advocate But You: Why Troubled Teens Can't Solve Their Own Problems


Troubled teens need the support of their parents and other capable adults to help them solve their problems, because they can’t be expected to do it on their own.  With issues like drug or alcohol use, mental health struggles, and other behavioral issues, it’s not reasonable to expect anyone to cope completely alone, much less teenagers who are still learning and don’t have all the answers.  With the combination of your guidance as a parent and professional assistance, young men and women can make life-altering changes for the better.

Finding the right place for your son or daughter is they key to them making a full recovery. Cedar Ridge Academy supports and encourages adolescents, giving them the tools they need to overcome their difficulties, so call them today for assistance at 866-471-6629.

How to Help Teenagers Solve Their Struggles

Teens aren’t expected to take care of themselves or support themselves in most ways, so it’s unreasonable to assume that they are mature and knowledgeable enough to cope with their own problems when it comes to behavioral or mental health.  There certainly are coping mechanisms they can be taught, but the unconditional love and support from friends, parents, and other trusted adults is immeasurably useful to their recovery.  Part of teaching an adolescent to be able to rely on him or herself means giving them some of the responsibility, but they are much too young to know how to fix their issues alone.  They need an adult they trust who can serve as an advocate for them, encouraging and supporting them through their treatment.  That’s why treatment facilities guide and support teenagerss, but also instill in them the characteristics and traits they need to continue their recovery on their own and learn to help themselves.

The Cedar Ridge Academy Difference

Making the decision to seek professional assistance can be a tough one, but parents must remember that troubled teens can’t solve their struggles alone.  Cedar Ridge Academy has the tools and experience necessary to help young people with any issues they are struggling with, so contact them today if you are interested.


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