Substance Use Therapy for Teen Boys
Our clinicians all come from various backgrounds and bring unique skill sets to treatment. Our team provides a flexible approach to help provide the type of therapy that clients will benefit from the most. Throughout their therapeutic journey, clients will learn how to cope with and overcome their addiction in healthy ways, learn new positive habits, and gain better insight into themselves and the lives they wish to lead.
At Triple Divide Lodge, we help young men facing challenges with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders with the support of our clinical team. Our primary goal of treatment is to provide your child with the reflection, growth, and tools needed to fight their addiction. Each client will have an individualized treatment plan to meet their needs. The treatment plan will evolve as the client works through the program.
Typical modalities our clinicians use to help clients include:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder. However, it has since been shown to be effective in treating a number of other mental health conditions, including depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. The goal of DBT is to help people develop skills to cope with difficult emotions and situations in a more constructive way. This includes learning how to regulate one’s emotions, setting boundaries, and communicating effectively. DBT typically involves both individual and group therapy sessions, as well as homework assignments designed to help people practice the skills they are learning. Research has shown that DBT can be an effective treatment for mental health conditions, and it is now used by therapists across the globe.
- Systems Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the interactions between different parts of a system, with the goal of promoting change within the system as a whole. The therapist works to understand the individual perspectives of each member of the system and to facilitate communication and collaboration between them. The hope is that by improving communication and understanding, the system will be able to function more effectively and efficiently. Additionally, by working with the system as a whole, the therapist can help to identify and address underlying issues that may be contributing to the problem. Ultimately, systems therapy can be an effective way to promote change within families, organizations, and other groups.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a type of therapy that emphasizes the role of thoughts in shaping emotions and behaviors. The basic premise of CBT is that our thoughts affect our feelings and actions, so by changing our thoughts, we can change our mood and behavior. For example, if we think that people are judging us harshly, we may feel anxious and withdraw from social situations. However, if we challenge that belief and instead think that people are generally friendly and accepting, we may feel more confident and be more likely to interact with others. In CBT, patients work with a therapist to identify negative thought patterns and learn how to replace them with more realistic and positive beliefs. Studies have shown that CBT can be an effective treatment for a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, or REBT, is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was developed by Albert Ellis in the 1950s. The basic premise of REBT is that our emotions are based on our thoughts and beliefs and that we can change our emotional responses by changing our thinking. For example, if we believe that we are failures, we will feel depressed when we make a mistake. However, if we think of ourselves as capable and resilient, we will be able to bounce back from setbacks. The goal of REBT is to help people identify and challenge their irrational beliefs so that they can learn to respond to life’s challenges in a more effective way. Ellis believed that REBT could be used to treat a wide range of psychological problems, and over the years it has been used successfully.
- Mindfulness therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses mindfulness techniques to help people cope with psychological distress and disorders. Mindfulness therapy is based on the belief that by paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the present moment, we can increase our awareness of our mental and emotional states. This increased awareness can help us to better understand and manage our emotions. Mindfulness therapy has been found to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The therapy can also help to improve overall well-being and quality of life.