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Adolescents

Adolescent Treatment Programs

Saint Simons By-The-Sea’s adolescent treatment program is highly intensive and designed for youths ages 12-17 who are severely distressed, exhibiting dangerous behaviors and/or are struggling with an addiction issue. Patients are treated in a therapeutic environment that provides medical and psychiatric stabilization and 24-hour nursing care.

The program focuses on attainable short and long-term goals established with the input of the family and referring professionals. Active family involvement is a vital component of the program and is designed to promote understanding and effective communication.

Because psychiatric problems may be complicated by coexisting substance abuse, Saint Simons By-The-Sea provides specialized groups and individualized treatment programs to help address these issues.

Problems we address:

  • Suicide threats
  • Extreme anger and/or dangerous behavior
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Hallucinations and/or delusional thinking
  • Phobias
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Physical/sexual abuse
  • Severe alcohol or substance abuse

Our program utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as the primary method of group therapy treatment, which allows the patient to take an active role in their recovery. Patients gain power and control by modifying their feelings and actions. Patients are seen daily by their attending psychiatrist for medication management and to monitor progress toward their individual treatment goals. The intensive daily schedule includes group therapy, therapeutic recreation activities (including art therapy, music therapy, and yoga therapy) and wellness education groups. Active family involvement is a vital component of the program and is designed to promote understanding and effective communication. The treatment team works with the patient and their family to help develop a plan for continued recovery and wellness after discharge.

Looking for care for yourself or a loved one in a psychiatric/addictions hospital in Georgia or Florida ? Call us at 1-800-821-7224 to speak with an admissions counselor about the next step in seeking treatment.