The 24/7 Bummer: Living With a Troubled Teen


The 24/7 Bummer: Living With a Troubled TeenLiving with a troubled teen can seem like a 24/7 bummer for parents and family members. Teenagers that are facing various problems, such as eating disorders, drug addiction problems, ADD/ADHD, self harm, anger management issues, depression and sadness, defiance and rebellion, bipolar disorder, and other problems are never easy to deal with. You may feel like there’s no solution out there, but there are many ways that troubled teens can be help.

Red Rock Canyon School is a residential treatment center that is able to help troubled teens who are dealing with these problems and more. Our therapists are very experienced in helping troubled teens succeed. If you are a parent interested in our program, please call us today for more information at 866-452-8121.

How Living With A Troubled Teen Can Affect Families

Troubled teens often don’t realize that their problems can affect their entire family, especially when they are dealing with problems like drug abuse. Drug addicts tend to go into the situation with an immediate gratification mentality, and this can cause major problems down the road. Families put a lot of effort into raising kids as it is, and when families have to deal with teenagers with emotional and behavioral problems, the effort required is much greater.

Therapy often is what these students need. Most parents want to support their teenagers in the best way that they can, but often times their issues are too much for parents to handle. When it comes to this point, residential treatment often provides the best sort of help. Even though you may feel like living with a troubled teen is an endless bummer, there is an end to the struggle. Your teenager can recover, no matter how severe or drawn out their problems are.


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