Substance Abuse / Addiction Troubled Teens | Ashcreek Ranch Academy


Are you the parent of a teen that is struggling with substance abuse or addiction? If the answer to that question is yes then it is important for you as a parent to understand that there are many help options out there for troubled teens with similar struggles. Substance abuse and addiction is a very serious issue that effects many teens in today's society and it has the potential to completely destroy the lives of those that are afflicted. The sooner your teen receives the help he or she needs the better it will be for your childes recovery

Ashcreek Ranch Academy understands how serious this is and it is for this reason that they have sponsored this article to provide parents with information that may help them and their child. If you have any questions in regards to what you as a parent can do to help your teen that is struggling with substance abuse then call Ashcreek now at 435-215-0500.


Signs of Drug Abuse

Poor physical appearance or a radical change in personal grooming habits.
Sudden change in friends
Bloodshot eyes
Neglecting responsibilities
Suspicious or secretive behavior
Lack of motivation
Drop in attendance or grades at school
Unexplained need of money or suspicious expenses
Mood swings

When dealing with a troubled teen that is suffering with substance abuse it is good to remember that intervention early and often is best for a speedy recovery. There are help options out there for troubled teens that are suffering from addictions such as but not limited to Drug Treatment Centers. Drug Treatment centers often provide drug awareness classes meant to show teens examples of where drugs will lead them. Also they try to teach teens useful tools and life skills to help avoid future addictions and obtain long term sobriety.

When addressing substance abuse and addiction with troubled teens in many cases more help/care is required after the detoxification stage. The reason for this extra care is that in some cases an underlying issue such as depression or stress leads a teen to trying and or continuing to use drugs. The best drug treatment centers address the addiction as well as the underlying issue that led to the drug use and or out of control behaviors.

Ashcreek Ranch Academy is a residential treatment center that had been designed to provide therapeutic intervention for troubled boys ages 14-18. Ashcreek helps teens that are struggling with various issues such as but not limited to substance abuse and addiction. If your child is struggling with substance abuse then the time to act is now. If you have any questions about help options or would like more information in regards to Ashcreek Ranch Academy please call now at 435-215-0500.


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