Often teens who are enrolled in our therapeutic treatment program have a history of low to moderate substance use. We can help teens to understand the risks associated with substance abuse and help them to value their future so that that is not an option when they return home. Our boarding school has been very successful in helping teens turn from substances abuse to other more positive outlets that build instead of destroy.
Use of any of the following substances that becomes maladaptive and leads to impairment or distress: alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, nicotine, opioids, phencyclidines and sedatives. This disorder includes symptoms of tolerance, possible manifestation of withdrawal symptoms and the use of such substances must interfere with daily functioning.
**Note: This page is meant for informational purposes only. It is not a complete list of all disorders, but rather the most common disorders present in the youth that are served by TWAI’s therapeutic boarding school for teens. For further understanding and information about any of the above disorders, please consult the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-V-TR.