Turning Winds Colorado Connections

We at Turning Winds feel it is important to tackle any mental or behavioral issues now before it escalates. Did you know that Colorado ranks number nine (09) in the United States on the state list for highest drug abuse? It is likely only a matter of time before your child will, if they have not already, dive into drug misuse to help cope with stress, mental health disorders, behavioral health issues, and/or any other struggles they are facing. If your teen is struggling, then the time to get them help is now!

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

Understanding your ultimate goal will help guide you in the right direction for teen treatment. The reality is that you are not just looking for a quick fix. You are looking to help set your child up for true success and happiness long-term. This will require a treatment plan that is more aggressive than just your average out-patient programs or 30 day stay. In order to implement true life-long changes, you must seek a mental health program that wants to help your child not only heal and recover, but also learn how to deal with life on life’s terms in a healthy way. We have found that out-of-state long-term residential treatment programs are most beneficial when trying to achieve this goal.

Location, Location, Location

Location can be a huge factor when deciding the right treatment center for your teen. We have seen huge success for many teens who have come from out-of-state to attend treatment here on our 150 acres of land in the majestic Rocky Mountains of Montana. It can be beneficial for a number of reasons. Removing the teen from an environment where they cannot seem to say no to negative influences, cannot focus on their studies, or continue to break the rules can in many cases have a drastic effect on their attempt at recovery. A new environment offers changed perspective, open-mindedness, and freedom from temptations allowing them to focus solely on their healing journey. Getting out of the unhealthy home area can also deter them from running away, keeping in touch with friends who may not have their best interest in mind, and allows them to work on themselves without distraction. We know that having your teen away from home can be difficult, but in the long run it will the very thing that helps your child live up to their truest potential. Your teen has been struggling far too long and they deserve the opportunity to heal their mind, body, and spirit.

Length of Stay

Now that we have discussed the benefits to going out-of-state for treatment, the length of stay is equally important. Outpatient programs and 30 day stay treatment plans are really great when the child is stepping down from a long-term inpatient teen treatment center. The truth is that it can take anywhere from a month to three months for a child to let go of their old ideas, beliefs, and behaviors and just begin to adapt to a new way of thinking, acting, and living. Real life changes take time and it is unrealistic to believe that your teen, who is desperately struggling, is going to recover, heal, and implement everything they learned in just a few weeks or months. The length of stay you choose can ultimately impact the long-term success. In addition, many teens who need treatment also need help with catching up on their studies and building up their grade point average so that they can get back on track towards a bright future. A long-term mental and behavioral health program that also offers year round educational studies is the choice you should be seeking.

Insurance and Cost

You may be wondering if insurance will pick up any of the cost of treatment, so it is important that we go over this as well. Some insurance companies will provide assistance for treatment, but how much or how long is completely up to the insurance policy and patients needed care, or medical necessity. Any program that you choose should help you not only navigate insurance cost, but also advocate for the care of your teen. We understand that funds may not be unlimited, but your child’s life is on the line and the care you choose should not be strictly based on what your insurance policy pays for or the cheapest program. Looking for alternative ways to help pay for your loved one’s care and to financially support the best program that fits their needs will be more cost effective in the long run; eliminating the need for more intense treatment, the potential of legal consequences, or worse, the cost of your child’s life.  

Can Turning Winds Help?

Turning Winds is a mental health, behavioral health disorder, and substance abuse treatment center for struggling teens located Montana. Whether you are looking for help in the state of Colorado or wanting your child to attend an out-of-state program, we can help you locate the best treatment program for your child.  

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when trying to get help for your child, but that is why we want to make sure you are not only equipped with the facts, but also armed with the correct information so that you can make the best decision for their care.

For more information on how Turning Winds can help you, contact us now at 800-845-1380.

Turning Winds wants to make sure that you are able to get your teen the help they truly deserve, so please feel free to utilize these free resources below.

Colorado Resources

United Way of Colorado has a focus of; health, education, and income. Their statewide resources can be extremely helpful for any family looking for information that could help their family.

2-1-1 CO is a free non-profit organization that provides resources 24/7 and is supported by United Way. 2-1-1 its a free service for types of income statues, languages, and cultural backgrounds.

SAMHSA CO (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) provides a nationwide service for information and referrals for those struggling with mental, behavioral, and drug abuse issues in Colorado.

AA Colorado (Alcoholics Anonymous) is a 12-step fellowship & program designed to help those suffering from alcoholism.

Al-Anon/Alateen Colorado is a support groups for the families and loved ones of those who stuffer with alcoholism.

NA Colorado (Narcotics Anonymous) is a program for those suffering from drug addiction or substance use disorder.

Nar-Anon Colorado is a support network for the families and friends of those who have an addiction problem.

CO Youth Services provides crisis intervention, counseling, and support for teens and parents.

The Center of Colfax engaging, empowering, enriching, and advancing the LGBTQ community of Colorado.

CO Department of Education provides resources to parents and general information about  the CO educational system.

Colorado Department of Human Services with a focus on children and family resources and help.

Heal With Turning Winds

Is your child or loved one struggling and lost? Have you tried all different means of help and support and nothing is working? Are you feeling overwhelmed and just not sure what you as a parent or guardian should do next? Contact us now and let us help guide you in the right direction that is best for your loved one and family. No family should have to face this journey alone so contact us today.

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