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For over 15 years, Family Advantage Treatment Center in North Carolina has been a premier provider of residential treatment program for adolescents or teens who are struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and a wide range of mental health issues so they don’t have to fall behind in life.

ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Health Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Conduct Disorder, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Schizophrenia, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Co-Occurring Addictions, Disorder Treatment Overview

  • ADHD Learn more about ADHD treatment at Family Advantage
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has the power to dramatically affect the lives of adolescents or teens who struggle with it. Adolescents or teens with ADHD often struggle to stay focused and follow through on tasks. In addition, they may display excessive motor activity, struggle to manage impulses, and often have a hard time in situations where they are required to sustain attention for long periods of time, such as in school. The resulting problems faced by adolescents or teens with untreated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder can cause impairment and a decline in functioning in several areas of their lives. Difficulties at school, substance abuse, injury, and social difficulties are but a few examples of what can result when the symptoms of ADHD remain constant in a youth’s life. Thankfully, many adolescents or teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are able to live full and productive lives. At Family Advantage in North Carolina, we understand the unique challenges that adolescents with ADHD face. We have developed highly effective ADHD rehab at our treatment center designed to help adolescents or teens overcome the issues the prevent them from achieving their maximum potential. HELPING A LOVED ONE GET TREATMENT FOR ADHD The stress and heartache that may come with watching your adolescent or teen struggle with ADHD can be immense. Parents often know the potential their child has to succeed, yet watch as they struggle in school or has difficulty maintaining peer relationships. While the first step to helping a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is to provide love and support, the following are some other things parents can do to help their child through their ADHD rehab: Research ADHD. There is a plethora of books, websites, podcasts, and other materials that discuss the symptoms of this disorder and how to best help a child with ADHD. Find a few quality sources and learn all that you can about ADHD. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder affects many adolescents or teens throughout the world. In addition, talk with mental health professionals about how to best help your child. Have an open conversation with your child about their experiences, and try to make sure they feel like an equal partner in the process of seeking treatment. Research treatment centers that provide ADHD rehab that may be appropriate for your child. If you find a few that seem like good candidates, present them to your child and ask what they think of them. Set up phone calls and appointments with treatment professionals for tours or an assessment for admission. Make sure to stay involved in your child’s treatment. Actively connect with ADHD treatment center staff and frequently reassure your child of your support. Remain patient and loving with your child. While their behaviors may be difficult to manage at times, they are likely not being oppositional on purpose. WHY CONSIDER TREATMENT FOR ADHD AT FAMILY ADVANTAGE IN NORTH CAROLINA Those with ADHD can potentially suffer serious negative effects if they do not receive treatment. Adolescents or teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may struggle in school and have poor educational attainment. They may suffer disciplinary action, receive suspensions, or be expelled from school because of their behavior. They may also withdraw socially and struggle with peer relationships. Their sense of self-worth may decline and they may begin abusing substances. Tragically, adolescents or teens with ADHD may also engage in self-harming behaviors, have suicidal thoughts, or attempt suicide. With proper ADHD rehab at our treatment center in North Carolina, however, it is possible for adolescents or teens to avoid such detriments, learn to manage the symptoms of their ADHD, and thrive in their everyday lives without the obstacles that ADHD symptoms can cause. TYPES OF ADHD TREATMENT OFFERED AT FAMILY ADVANTAGE TREATMENT CENTER IN NORTH CAROLINA Family Advantage, an ADHD rehab center in North Carolina, offers residential care for the treatment of ADHD in a peaceful, structured, home-like setting. In this comfortable, therapeutic environment, adolescents or teens are able to receive the care they need in a realistic, family-like atmosphere that is fully conducive to true and lasting healing. At our ADHD rehab center, we are pleased to offer individualized programming that is tailored to meet each adolescent’s unique needs and enhance their already-existing skillset. The residential ADHD rehab here at Family Advantage is based on accountability, responsibility, and respect. A level system is used to provide constructive feedback to the students as they learn to show respect by displaying appropriate behaviors and earning privileges and increased levels of trust. This connection between accountability, responsibility, trust, and privileges is an important life lesson that can be used in our students’ future relationships and implemented as they achieve future successes. At Family Advantage, we believe in honoring the adolescents or teens who are entrusted into our care by helping them understand the choices they have and the natural consequences that can occur as a result of the choices they make. We believe that this not only helps our students learn good decision-making skills, but it also enhances the confidence they have in themselves by showing them that they are capable of making those good decisions. Throughout an adolescent’s rehab at Family Advantage for the treatment of ADHD, they will have the opportunity to participate in the following interventions: Medication management: The use of certain psychotropic medications may be beneficial in helping to alleviate the symptoms that youth experience as a result of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Whether or not medication is used, however, will always be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the particular needs of each adolescent or teen. Students undergoing ADHD rehab at Family Advantage will meet with a psychiatrist once a month or as needed, and all medication management needs will be handled by the psychiatrist and Family Advantage nursing staff and medical teams. Individual therapy: Intensive individual therapy is a core component to the therapeutic process at our treatment center. Students have the opportunity to meet with their primary therapists three times each week. Additionally, students can meet with an addictions counselor once per week if they are also struggling with substance abuse concerns. Group therapy: Group therapy sessions play a major role in the ADHD treatment plans of our students at Family Advantage. Group sessions are held on a daily basis and are broken down as follows: Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) groups are held 1 time each week. Music therapy groups are held 1 time each week. Recreational therapy groups are held 2 times each week. Addictions groups are held 1 time each week. Process groups are held 3 times each week. Family therapy: At our treatment center, we feel strongly that family integration is key in helping our students manage the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder. Because of this, we work hard to ensure that our students’ families are heavily involved in the ADHD rehab process. Family therapy sessions are held once each week and are led by each student’s primary therapist. Additionally, Parent Days are held every 6 to 8 weeks, offering educational seminars, multifamily group therapy, parent support groups, family therapy sessions, and family recreational activities. Recreational therapy: When students engage in treatment for ADHD rehab at Family Advantage, they will be offered a well-rounded approach to treatment that incorporates recreational activities into their schedules. Recreational therapy is designed to help students have a successful rehab experience by achieving physical, cultural, and social accomplishments. Recreational activities also provide students with opportunities to learn such valuable skills as teamwork, problem solving, communication, and trust. Furthermore, through participation in recreational activities, students can build better social skills, communication skills, coping skills, and interpersonal skills. They may also develop newfound interests, discover unknown talents, and experience an improvement in their self-esteem. Under the guidance and supervision of our licensed recreational therapist, students participate in in-house and community recreational activities 3 to 7 times per week. Experiential therapy: In addition to the previously mentioned therapies, students receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder at Family Advantage will have the opportunity to take part in different experiential rehab therapies throughout the duration of their time spent in treatment. The frequency of these rehab experiential therapies will be determined by each student’s primary therapist and may include the following: Expressive therapy Situational therapy Exposure therapy Community service activities: Students will be involved in community service activities at least twice each month. We have found that having students participate in such activities affords them the opportunity to develop greater empathy and a broader understanding of others, both of which can aid in their own recovery. Examples of the community service activities that students may participate in during their time at Family Advantage Treatment Center in North Carolina include, but are not limited to, the following: Caring for animals at the Humane Society Visiting the elderly Filling shelves at the Food Bank Academics: At Family Advantage, we believe that every student deserves to achieve success in school and therefore view our academic programming as a therapeutic intervention. Our academic program is fully accredited, which allows students to earn school credits, increase their knowledge, and work towards achieving academic goals during their time at Youth Care. Students are enrolled in a full day’s curriculum, which takes place in a traditional academic setting and is led by a team of certified secondary education teachers and special education teachers who have been trained to work with students possessing a range of learning abilities. All students have academic goals and objectives included in their individualized rehab plans, and they will attend school from , with therapeutic interventions being interwoven throughout their daily schedules. In addition to the residential treatment offered through Family Advantage, a treatment center located in North Carolina, we are also pleased to provide partial hospitalization programming (PHP) for students who do not require the intensity of the programming that is offered in a residential setting. This daytime rehab option allows youth to attend the same daily programming as those receiving residential treatment, yet return home at night. If your child is suffering from the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and requires a safe, structured, and encouraging environment to work towards overcoming or managing their symptoms, look no further than Family Advantage. Our specialized programming will be catered to meet your child’s every needs so that they can succeed in living the full, happy, healthy, and productive life that they deserve to be living.
  • Adjustment Disorder
    EARN MORE ABOUT ADJUSTMENT DISORDER TREATMENT AT FAMILY ADVANTAGE TREATMENT CENTER IN NORTH CAROLINA While many individuals are aware of mood disorders like depression or anxiety, adjustment disorder is also a mood disorder that can be found in nearly 20% of those who are obtaining treatment within an outpatient setting, according to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Adjustment disorder occurs as a response to a stressor within an adolescent’s or teen’s life. While it is very normal to show depressive symptoms in the event of an upsetting occurrence, these symptoms will often clear themselves up with appropriate self-care and attention. However, some adolescents or teens keep experiencing symptoms including fatigue, anxiety, a marked impairment in functioning, and depression long after the triggering event. When this happens, it is likely that the adolescent or teen is suffering from the effects of adjustment disorder, and they might require professional care to overcome this upsetting condition. Some adolescents or teens who are struggling from adjustment disorder will work to numb their pain by abusing dangerous substances. The effects of these attempts typically do not last long, and can result in an adolescent suffering a worsening of their symptoms. As a result, they will also likely develop another condition, such as a substance abuse disorder. However, finding a treatment center that is able to provide rehab that address adjustment disorder and substance abuse at the same time will be necessary for a successful recovery. At Family Advantage Treatment Center in North Carolina, we realize that in order for an individual to heal, they must work to address all areas of their physical, mental, behavioral, and emotional problems with a well-rounded rehab plan. Fortunately, successful adjustment disorder rehab is available at Family Advantage Treatment Center. Our staff at our adjustment disorder rehab center believes that a person is more than their symptoms. We have developed effective adjustment disorder rehab that is able to offer personalized treatment for each adolescent or teen who comes to us for their adjustment disorder. HELPING A LOVED ONE GET TREATMENT FOR ADJUSTMENT DISORDER Witnessing an adolescent or teen struggle because of an adjustment disorder can be very upsetting, especially if you are feeling powerless in your attempts to help them. Without personal experience with adjustment disorder or addiction, being able to help your adolescent or teen can seem very overwhelming. However, there are some things you can do, including the following: Obtain a stronger understanding of the adjustment disorder that your adolescent or teen is experiencing. This includes finding out about causes, symptoms, and treatments of adjustment disorder so you can understand their current issues. Take the information you have gathered and begin looking into different adjustment disorder rehab centers that can help your adolescent or teen overcome their adjustment disorder. Speaking to staff members at an adjustment disorder rehab center can also help you guide your adolescent or teen towards accepting help. Speak to your adolescent or teen about your concerns for their well-being in a nonjudgmental manner. Encourage them to obtain treatment for their adjustment disorder as quickly as possible, and let them know that you will be there for support. Regardless of whether your child accepts treatment for their adjustment disorder or not, be sure to practice good self-care. Doing so will allow you to properly support your loved one through whichever choice they makes for themselves, as taking care of your own needs is just as vital. WHY CONSIDER TREATMENT FOR ADJUSTMENT DISORDER AT FAMILY ADVANTAGE TREATMENT CENTER IN NORTH CAROLINA Similar to any other mental health condition, adjustment disorder is a progressive illness. This means that if this condition is left untreated, symptoms will get worse as time passes, leading to more and more upset to the afflicted individual. Adjustment disorder is a stress-related illness that leads to a tremendous amount of impairment in overall functioning, as well as a number of disturbances to one’s wellbeing. However, when paired with a substance use disorder, these disturbances will grow in severity. At our adjustment disorder treatment center in North Carolina, we specialize in healing the upset that develops when adjustment disorder and chemical dependence occur at the same time. Our adjustment disorder rehab plans are both comprehensive and individualized, and those that we treat are able to access a number of residential treatment tracks that supply specific services for a number of mental health issues, compulsive behaviors, addictions, and unique populations. We realize that no two individuals are alike, and that there is no single road to recovery. Therefore, we are determined to supply a number of services and time-tested treatment modalities that can be adjusted to meet the needs of each individual who seeks treatment at Family Advantage. TYPES OF ADJUSTMENT DISORDER TREATMENT OFFERED AT FAMILY ADVANTAGE TREATMENT CENTER IN NORTH CAROLINA Family Advantage, an adjustment disorder treatment center in North Carolina, provides residential adjustment disorder rehab care in a peaceful setting. In this comfortable, therapeutic environment, adolescents or teens are able to receive the care they need in a realistic, family-like atmosphere that is fully conducive to true and lasting healing. At our adjustment disorder rehab center, we are pleased to offer individualized adjustment disorder treatment tailored to meet each adolescent’s or teen’s unique needs and enhance their already-existing skillset. Treatment at our adjustment disorder rehab center is based on accountability, responsibility, and respect. A level system is used to provide constructive feedback to the adolescents or teens as they learn to show respect by displaying appropriate behaviors and earning privileges and increased levels of trust. This connection between accountability, responsibility, trust, and privileges is an important life lesson that can be used in our students’ future relationships and implemented as they achieve future successes. At Family Advantage we believe in honoring the adolescents or teens who are entrusted into our care by helping them understand the choices they have and the natural consequences that can occur as a result of the choices they make. We believe that this not only helps our students learn good decision-making skills, but it also enhances the confidence they have in themselves by showing them that they are capable of making those good decisions. Throughout an adolescent’s or teen’s time spent at our rehab center for adjustment disorder, they will have the opportunity to participate in the following interventions: Medication management: The use of certain psychotropic medications may be beneficial in helping to alleviate the symptoms that adolescents or teens experience as a result of adjustment disorder. Whether or not medication is used, however, will always be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the particular needs of each adolescent or teen. Adolescents or teens at Family Advantage will meet with a psychiatrist once a week, and all medication management needs will be handled by our treatment center’s psychiatrist and nursing and medical teams. Individual therapy: Intensive individual therapy is a core component to the therapeutic process here at our treatment center. Students have the opportunity to meet with their primary therapists three times each week. Additionally, students can meet with an addictions counselor once per week if they are also struggling with substance abuse concerns. Group therapy: Group therapy sessions play a major role in the adjustment disorder rehab our students. Group sessions are held on a daily basis at our rehab center and are broken down as follows: Recreational therapy groups are held 2 times each week. Music therapy groups are held 1 time each week. Addictions groups are held 1 time each week. Process groups are held 3 times each week. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) groups are held 1 time each week. Family therapy: At Family Advantage, we feel strongly that family integration is key in helping our students manage the symptoms of adjustment disorder. Because of this, we work hard to ensure that our students’ families are heavily involved in the treatment process. Family therapy sessions are held once each week and are led by each student’s primary therapist. Additionally, Parent Days are held every 6 to 8 weeks, offering educational seminars, multifamily group therapy, parent support groups, family therapy sessions, and family recreational activities. Recreational therapy: When students engage in treatment for adjustment disorder rehab, they will be offered a well-rounded approach to treatment that incorporates recreational activities into their schedules. Recreational therapy is designed to help students have a successful treatment experience by achieving physical, cultural, and social accomplishments. Recreational rehab activities at our adjustment disorder treatment center also provide students with opportunities to learn such valuable skills as teamwork, problem solving, communication, and trust. Through participation in recreational activities, students can build better social skills, communication skills, coping skills, and interpersonal skills. They may also develop newfound interests, discover unknown talents, and experience an improvement in their self-esteem. Under the guidance and supervision of our licensed recreational therapist, students participate in community and in-house recreational activities 3 to 7 times per week to help treat their adjustment disorder. Experiential therapy: Our treatment center may also include the following experiential adjustment disorder therapies, if the student’s primary therapist determines that participating in such therapies is appropriate and beneficial to the adolescent’s or teen’s journey. The frequency of these experiential therapies will be determined by each student’s primary therapist and may include the following: Exposure therapy Expressive therapy Situational therapy Community service activities: All Family Advantage students, including those receiving treatment for adjustment disorder, will be involved in community service activities at least twice each month. We have found that having adolescents or teens participate in such activities gives them the opportunity to develop greater empathy and a broader understanding of others, both of which can aid in their own recovery. Examples of the community service activities that students may participate in include the following: Visiting the elderly Filling shelves at the Food Bank Caring for animals at the Humane Society Academics: A central tenet to our center’s adjustment disorder rehab is our commitment to providing adolescents or teens with the opportunity to achieve academic success with our academic program. Our academic program is fully accredited, which allows students to earn school credits, increase their knowledge, and work towards achieving academic goals during their time at Family Advantage. Students are enrolled in a full day’s curriculum, which takes place in a traditional academic setting and is led by a team of certified secondary education teachers and special education teachers who have been trained to work with adolescents or teens possessing a range of learning abilities. All students have academic goals and objectives included in their individualized adjustment disorder treatment plans, and they will attend school , with therapeutic interventions being interwoven throughout their daily schedules. In addition to the residential adjustment disorder treatment, Family Advantage also offers partial hospitalization programming (PHP) for adolescents or teens who do not require the intensity of the programming that is offered in a residential setting. This daytime adjustment disorder treatment option allows youth to attend the same daily programming as those receiving residential treatment, yet return home at night. If your adolescent or teen is suffering from the symptoms of adjustment disorder and requires a safe, structured, and encouraging environment to work towards overcoming or managing their symptoms, our adjustment disorder rehab center may have the solutions that you and your child have been searching for. Family Advantage Treatment Center in North Carolina provides a life-changing opportunity with our adjustment disorder rehab for your adolescent or teen to overcome their adjustment disorder. Our specialized adjustment disorder programming will be catered to meet your child’s every need so that they can succeed in living the full, happy, healthy, and productive life that they to be living.
  • Anxiety
    LEARN MORE ABOUT ANXIETY TREATMENT AT FAMILY ADVANTAGE TREATMENT CENTER IN NORTH CAROLINA The category of anxiety disorders includes a wide range of mental health challenges that can have a decidedly negative impact on an adolescent’s life. Generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and agoraphobia are just some of the conditions that fall under the general heading of anxiety disorders. Though the causes, symptoms, and effects of these disorders will vary based upon a variety of factors, the common experience of adolescents or teens who are dealing with anxiety disorders is that their lives have been disrupted by excessive fear, anxiety, and related behavioral disturbances. At Family Advantage Treatment Center in North Carolina, we recognize the many ways that anxiety disorders can undermine a young person’s efforts to live a healthy and productive life, and we understand that treating adolescents or teens who struggle with an anxiety disorder must take into account not only the disorder and its symptoms, but also the age and development of the afflicted individual. In other words, adolescents are different from adults, and their mental health treatment should reflect these differences. With more than 25 years of providing life-affirming mental and behavioral healthcare services to adolescents or teens, we have developed effective rehab that is specifically designed to meet their unique needs. HELPING A LOVED ONE GET TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY The category of anxiety disorders contains several distinct diagnoses. If your adolescent or teen has been exhibiting symptoms that fall within this category, or if they have already been diagnosed with a specific type of anxiety disorder, the information in this section may help to clarify next steps. It is important to understand that an anxiety disorder, or any other type of mental health issue, should never be viewed as a character flaw or evidence of poor parenting. It is valuable to reassure yourself and your child that neither of you are to blame for their disorder. It is also extremely important not to focus on symptoms while failing to address the underlying cause of those symptoms. If you know or suspect that your child has developed an anxiety disorder, do not attempt to handle the problem on your own. We recommend you consult with your child’s pediatrician, or contact a mental health support organization in your community to educate yourself about the true nature of the challenge that your child is facing. These professionals may point you in the direction of anxiety rehab at a treatment center that may provide the treatment that they need. Be open and honest with your child. Discuss the steps you will be taking to get help, answer their questions as best you can, and reassure them of your continued love and support through their anxiety rehab process. Depending upon the severity of your child’s anxiety, treatment may involve a long-term commitment. Prepare both yourself and your child for what may be a long path, and never lose sight of the progress your child makes in their anxiety treatment. WHY CONSIDER TREATMENT FOR ANXIETY AT FAMILY ADVANTAGE TREATMENT CENTER IN NORTH CAROLINA An untreated anxiety disorder may prompt an adolescent or teen to engage in self-defeating behaviors such as skipping school, abusing alcohol or other drugs, withdrawing from family and friends, and engaging in self-harm. In addition to exposing the adolescent or teen to significant physical and emotional harm, these actions can also undermine their ability to make academic progress and learn the social lessons that can be critical to a healthy transition into adulthood. Academic failure, the absence of meaningful interpersonal relationships, and the continued psychological pain of an anxiety disorder can make it extremely difficult for an adolescent or teen to pursue a productive and satisfying future. TYPES OF ANXIETY TREATMENT OFFERED AT YOUTH CARE TREATMENT CENTER IN UTAH At our anxiety rehab center in North Carolina, we offer residential care for the treatment of anxiety disorders in a peaceful, structured, home-like setting. In this comfortable, therapeutic environment, adolescents or teens are able to receive the care they need in a realistic, family-like atmosphere that is fully conducive to true and lasting healing. At Family Advantage, we are pleased to offer individualized anxiety rehab tailored to meet each adolescent’s or teen’s unique needs and enhance their already-existing skill set. Our anxiety rehab at Family Advantage is based on accountability, responsibility, and respect. A level system is used to provide constructive feedback to the students as they learn to show respect by displaying appropriate behaviors and earning privileges and increased levels of trust. This connection between accountability, responsibility, trust, and privileges is an important life lesson that can be used in our students’ future relationships and implemented as they achieve future successes. At Family Advantage, we believe in honoring the adolescents who are entrusted into our care by helping them understand the choices they have and the natural consequences that can occur as a result of the choices they make. We believe that this not only helps our students learn good decision-making skills, but it also enhances the confidence they have in themselves by showing them that they are capable of making those good decisions. Throughout an adolescent’s or teen’s time spent at Family Advantage for their anxiety treatment, they will have the opportunity to participate in the following interventions: Medication management: The use of certain psychotropic medications may be beneficial in helping to alleviate some of the distressing symptoms that youth experience as a result of an anxiety disorder. Whether or not medication is used, however, will always be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the particular needs of each adolescent or teen. Students at our anxiety treatment center will meet with a psychiatrist once a week, and all medication management needs will be handled by the psychiatrist and Family Advantage’s nursing and medical teams. Individual therapy: Intensive individual therapy is a core component to the therapeutic process here at Family Advantage. Students have the opportunity to meet with their primary therapists three times each week. Additionally, students can meet with an addictions counselor once per week if they are also struggling with substance abuse concerns. Group therapy: Group therapy sessions play a major role in the rehab plans of our students at Youth Care. Group sessions are held on a daily basis and are broken down as follows: Recreational therapy groups are held 2 times each week. Music therapy groups are held 1 time each week. Process groups are held 3 times each week. Addictions groups are held 1 time each week. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) groups are held 1 time each week. Family therapy: At Family Advantage, we feel strongly that family integration is key in helping our students with their anxiety rehab. Because of this, we work hard to ensure that our students’ families are heavily involved in the treatment process. Family therapy sessions are held once each week and are led by each student’s primary therapist. Additionally, Parent Days are held every 6 to 8 weeks, offering educational seminars, multifamily group therapy, parent support groups, family therapy sessions, and family recreational activities. Recreational therapy: When students engage in treatment of anxiety disorders at Family Advantage, located in North Carolina, they will be offered a well-rounded approach to treatment that incorporates recreational activities into their schedules. Recreational rehab therapy is designed to help students have a successful treatment experience by achieving physical, cultural, and social accomplishments. Recreational activities also provide students with opportunities to learn such valuable skills as teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and trust. Furthermore, through participation in recreational activities, students can build better social skills, communication skills, coping skills, and interpersonal skills. They may also develop newfound interests, discover unknown talents, and experience an improvement in their self-esteem. Under the guidance and supervision of our licensed recreational therapist, students participate in in-house and community recreational activities 3 to 7 times per week. Experiential therapy: In addition to the previously mentioned therapies, students receiving care for an anxiety disorder at Family Advantage will have the opportunity to take part in different experiential therapies throughout the duration of their treatment. The frequency of these experiential rehab therapies will be determined by each student’s primary therapist and may include the following: Exposure therapy Situational therapy Expressive therapy Community service activities: Students will be involved in community service activities at least twice each month. We have found that having students participate in such activities affords them the opportunity to develop greater empathy and a broader understanding of others, both of which can aid in their own recovery. Examples of the community service activities that students may participate in include, but are not limited to, the following: Caring for animals at the Humane Society Filling shelves at the Food Bank Visiting the elderly Academics: At Family Advantage, located in North Carolina, we believe that every student deserves to achieve success in school and therefore view our academic programming as a therapeutic intervention. Our academic program is fully accredited, which allows students to earn school credits, increase their knowledge, and work towards achieving academic goals during their time at Family Advantage. Students are enrolled in a full day’s curriculum, which takes place in a traditional academic setting and is led by a team of certified secondary education teachers and special education teachers who have been trained to work with students possessing a range of learning abilities. All students have academic goals and objectives included in their individualized treatment plans, and they will attend school, with therapeutic interventions being interwoven throughout their daily schedules. In addition to the residential rehab offered through our treatment center, we are also pleased to provide partial hospitalization programming (PHP) for students who do not require the intensity of the programming that is offered in a residential setting. This daytime rehab option allows youth to attend the same daily programming as those receiving residential treatment, yet return home at night. If your child is suffering from the symptoms of an anxiety disorder and requires a safe, structured, and encouraging environment to work towards overcoming or managing their symptoms, look no further than Family Advantage. Our specialized programming will be catered to meet your child’s every need so that they can succeed in living the full, happy, healthy, and productive life that they deserve to be living. Autism Behavioral Health Disorders Bipolar Disorder Depression OCD Oppositional Defiant Disorder PTSD Reactive Attachment Disorder Schizophrenia Self-Harm Suicidal Ideation Co-Occurring Addictions Disorder Treatment Overview
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