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Intensive Outpatient Programs for Troubled Teens

For parents of troubled teens searching for drug and alcohol treatment programs many don't know that they have the option of intensive outpatient treatment and inpatient treatment programs. There are vast differences between the two drug treatment program options. Troubled Teen Search recommends intensive outpatient treatment for troubled teens when the adolescent is very motivated to "get sober", and funding is a big issue.  Intensive outpatient treatment can be can provide the essential level of care to achieve long-term recovery at an affordable price.  Call and speak with a Troubled Teen Search Interventionist.  We can help you research and find the most affordable intensive outpatient treatment program near you. Call 866-439-8112.

The question is, "how do you know which type of intensive outpatient treatment program is best for your child? How would you know which program would meet the specific needs of your child?" These are critical questions that must be addressed if your child is going to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. Which program would best serve your struggling child? Different types of treatment have distinctions which make them more or less appropriate for an adolescent needs, depending on the child's level and length of addiction.

On this webpage we have provided a general statement about intensive outpatient programs for troubled teens.  There is so much more to discover, know, and understand.  Our recommendation is that you call and speak with our Interventionist. You need professional coaching and advice to "get it right" the first time. There are major differences between the different intensive outpatient treatment programs. To truly understand which type of program is most appropriate for your child let us do an assessment.  We can give you a peace of mind and save you thousands of dollars.

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Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

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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
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IOP patients

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Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations


Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
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Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


Focus on:
Guidance Counselors
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