Adolescent Interventions

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The effective treatment of adolescents with substance abuse and behavioral disorders requires an approach that includes the attention to family, school, and social aspects of the young person’s life.An alcohol or drug intervention for an adolescent or young adult is appropriate when the family is facing issues of:

  • drinking too much: alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction
  • drug use, drug abuse, drug addiction
  • eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, over eating
  • gambling addiction,
  • sexually acting out, sexually at-risk behaviors
  • computer addiction, internet addiction
  • failure in school, work
  • non-compliance with family rules and curfews, running away

 

What is an intervention for an adolescent?

An adolescent intervention refers to age-appropriate mediation for adolescents struggling with mental health and addiction disorders. At Hired Power, we understand that interventions designed for adults don’t have the same impact on adolescents. The challenges that adolescents face are unique and deserve to be treated as such.

That’s why finding the right interventional approach is crucial for continued healthy growth and development. By investing in targeted interventions for adolescents, Hired Power can help your teen overcome addiction and improve their mental health before they reach adulthood.

What you should know about teenagers & addictions

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Adolescence is a defining developmental phase marked by significant growth, change, and newfound independence. The brain continues growing and developing throughout the teen years and well into a young adult’s mid 20s. Once adolescents move into their teen years, connections within the brain’s prefrontal cortex — responsible for mindful decision-making — temporarily wane. This short-term regression increases the likelihood of risky behavior during the teenage years.

Coupled with intense hormonal changes, this critical stage of life makes adolescents particularly vulnerable to addiction and behavioral health challenges. The earlier an adolescent begins depending on drugs and alcohol, the more difficult it is to break these habits and patterns. In fact, 9 out of 10 American adults with substance abuse disorders begin using drugs or alcohol before age 18, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

When should you stage an intervention for a teenager?

Since independence typically begins during late adolescence, it can be difficult to spot the warning signs of addiction in teenagers. If you’re noticing changes in your teen’s grades, friendships, diet and exercise habits, or mood, it may be time to have an honest conversation regarding substance abuse.

Hired Power can help facilitate this initial exchange to ensure your child’s intervention is productive for your whole family. Our professional interventionists have more than 20 years of experience in adolescent interventions. We know what works and what doesn’t when approaching adolescents regarding drug abuse, alcohol dependence, eating disorders, non-compliance at school, and other common challenges that teenagers face. 

Since independence typically begins during late adolescence, it can be difficult to spot the warning signs of addiction in teenagers. If you’re noticing changes in your teen’s grades, friendships, diet and exercise habits, or mood, it may be time to have an honest conversation regarding substance abuse.

Hired Power can help facilitate this initial exchange to ensure your child’s intervention is productive for your whole family. Our professional interventionists have more than 20 years of experience in adolescent interventions. We know what works and what doesn’t when approaching adolescents regarding drug abuse, alcohol dependence, eating disorders, non-compliance at school, and other common challenges that teenagers face. 

Once you’ve decided on hosting an intervention, Hired Power’s professional interventionists will help make sure you establish clear goals for the initial meeting. You aren’t likely to resolve all of your teen’s problems in one conversation, but setting tangible objectives and expectations can help your teen make small steps toward recovery.

Every adolescent intervention is unique, but Hired Power’s board-registered interventionists will create the right plan for your child using our non-confrontational, non-judgmental approach. Our complete package includes a pre-intervention workshop, intervention, 1-day safe passage, and 15 hours of case management.

Here’s what you can expect from an adolescent intervention with Hired Power:

Initial Assessment

During your initial call with Hired Power, our intervention professionals will gather vital information regarding your concerns. It’s important to give our team as much information as possible about your child so we can create an accurate assessment before the intervention.

Preparation and Workshop

One of the key components of a successful intervention is preparation. Before your adolescent intervention, your Hired Power interventionist will host a workshop with you and your family to prepare for the meeting. This workshop may include intervention strategies, tips on how to speak with your adolescent, and information regarding next steps.

Intervention

On the day of your adolescent intervention, our professional interventionist will meet you and your family at a predetermined location. Our team will approach your adolescent in a non-threatening, compassionate manner, presenting their loved ones’ recent concerns with factual evidence. The goal is to minimize any hostility your adolescent may experience while leaving little room for denial. With these strategies, Hired Power’s adolescent interventionists can help guide your teen toward treatment and recovery.

Once your adolescent is ready to seek treatment, we will accompany them to the chosen facility unless your family has already made other arrangements.

Aftercare

With Hired Power, our interventionists support your adolescent every step of the way. Our specialist will remain available throughout your child’s treatment to address any lingering questions or concerns. We also provide comprehensive aftercare services.

How is an intervention with a teenager different from one without?

Adolescents are particularly susceptible to poor self-esteem and low confidence. Starting your intervention in a safe, supportive environment is the first step in ensuring your teen feels comfortable from the start. Your teen’s reaction may not be as positive as you hope, but beginning the conversation with a positive, compassionate approach is more likely to spark a constructive dialogue than starting one with blame and animosity.

When confronting a teen about addiction, expect defensive behavior and denial. While you should always maintain compassion and empathy throughout the intervention, it’s important that your teen understands the scope of the situation. Preparation is key during a teenage intervention. Having concrete evidence of substance abuse or destructive behavior can encourage your teen to be truthful and open to treatment.

At Hired Power, our intervention professionals have the necessary training and experience to help guide your teenager’s intervention. We’ve worked with countless families to help adolescents get the care they need to recover from addiction and mental health challenges.

Trusted Experts in Adolescent Interventions

Intervention is the most supportive, powerful, and successful way to attain help for a loved one. An adolescent intervention can be done with love and respect in a non-confrontational, non-judgmental approach. Hired Power has 20 years of experience when it comes to adolescent interventions. We know what works and what doesn’t. We work with the client and their family before, during, and after the intervention, including placement and a Personal Recovery Assistant. We offer a complete package that includes a pre-intervention workshop, intervention, 1-day safe passage, and 15 hours of case management as part of our addiction and mental health recovery services.

Contact Hired Power

If your child or a young person you know might be struggling with addiction, there is no reason to hesitate to get help. Contact Hired Power 24/7 at 800.910.9299 and speak with our recovery and intervention professionals — we can help you find out if an intervention is right for them.

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