Leaving home and tackling a challenge such as addiction treatment can be a stressful and frightening experience for a teenager. Whatever contributed to their drug or alcohol abuse requires compassionate and dedicated professional treatment to resolve. Family members also need reassurance that their child is cared for in a safe, nurturing environment.
The Pines at Willingway offers a comprehensive treatment program that encompasses detoxification, residential treatment, and partial hospitalization services for adolescents ages 14-18 dealing with substance use disorder (SUD) or alcohol use disorder (AUD). Our board-certified medical professionals treat teens in high-risk situations who have chemical dependency or drug use that has severely affected major areas of their life, including their health, family, school performance, and social relationships.
Our facility is part of an extensive national network of addiction treatment centers. The Pines is a free-standing, 20-bed residential center on an 11-acre countryside campus and offers a secluded haven focused on wellness, restorative activities, and a chance to reconnect with what matters most.
Due to the short length of stay, patients will remain enrolled in their home school districts and will be placed on medical homebound. Willingway does not have a designated on-site school but there will be two hours each afternoon set aside for your child to complete assignments from their home school as part of the medical homebound instruction. It is important to remember that your child is here to address their substance use/abuse and will spend the majority of time engaged in treatment. Our primary goal is to assist your child in achieving sobriety and remaining drug/alcohol free after discharge. We realize education is important and will assist in ensuring they keep up with current assignments, however, if your child is behind, our recommendation is to work with your child’s school while they are here to develop a plan to get them back on track after they complete treatment and return to their normal school schedule.
Our Medical Director will sign the medical homebound forms from your district. However, it will be the parent’s responsibility to notify the school of the situation and obtain the necessary documentation to place your child on medical homebound. Please secure the name of someone at the school we can contact while they are here. You will also need to bring their current school schedule, any information for online learning, and if possible textbooks.
When a teenager is admitted to our facility, they receive a thorough assessment of their background, condition, and needs. Adolescents have unique requirements for treatment, and what our professionals learn about them through this process is the cornerstone to their specialized continuum of care plan, not only for treatment, but also after they leave our facility. Individual considerations for inpatient treatment include:
We collaborate with our referral sources, family members, medical team, and everyone who is vested in the family to provide in-depth care for each teen and we respect their personal journey to recovery.
Upon admission to The Pines, most teens enter a medically-supervised detoxification program for a few days to help eliminate the toxicity of substance use and evaluate the physiological and psychological changes. The timeframe for physical recovery from addiction usually depends on the type of substances used, the legnth of use, and at what intensity.
Once detox is complete, our addiction specialists use a combination of two successful treatment models for teen residents:
Successful treatment and recovery must also include family members who are most involved in a teen’s life and are affected by their substance use. They are invited to educational sessions during the last week of treatment to learn more about addiction as a disease and their role in ongoing recovery. A teen and their family’s individual resources, constraints, and socioeconomic factors are taken into consideration when a plan for treatment and continuing care is developed.
A residential rehabilitation program usually lasts at least 30 days, but some teenagers and their families might find it helpful to focus on the early recovery process at the center for up to 90 days.
After all your child has been through, you need peace of mind that effective recovery is within reach. At The Pines, we believe our professional, therapeutic methods and nurturing atmosphere allow your teen to discover new realities and develop the belief that life without substances is not only possible, but also the right choice for their bright future.
Make the decision for positive change. Our admissions team is ready to answer all your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.