Our adolescent services are specifically designed for children ages 13-17 who are experiencing emotional and psychological problems which interfere with daily life, physical health, family and/or school.
Problems may be expressed in a variety of ways, such as impulsive or defiant behaviors, inability to concentrate, extreme or prolonged mood swings, use or abuse of alcohol/drugs, or physical aggression towards self or others.
Treatment programs refer to the different levels of care provided in treatment. Programs vary in intensity from comprehensive inpatient care to day treatment. West Oaks Hospital provides a full range of programs, such as:
Inpatient care, which focuses on crisis intervention, assessment and medication stabilization. It is a 24-hour, highly structured program.
Day Treatment care, which is provided for adolescents who are able to remain in their home overnight, but require greater structure and direction during the day.
Chemical Dependency, a specialty track that is included in our adolescent programs. A chemical dependency counselor works closely with the adolescent and the family to achieve a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.
Only a licensed physician can make the diagnosis of a mental health disorder and approve a hospital admission.
The daily activities of all adolescent sservices are designed to increase problem solving and communication skills and enhance self-esteem. The goals of the program are reinforced through the following modalities:
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