Turning Winds Michigan Connections

We love the great state of Michigan not only for its legendary football history, but for the industrious state where blue collar makes a difference in how we all live.  With that being said, we have a healthy connection with providing treatment to teens from this great place.

On the western frontier, tucked away in the mountains of beautiful Montana is Turning Winds treatment center. Youth struggling with mental or behavioral health issues or substance abuse can attend this haven to turn their lives around. If you are concerned by your adolescent’s mood or behavior, you may wonder whether it is normal teen rebellion or a more significant problem requiring a healthy intervention. Turning Winds is here to help you determine what your teenager needs to succeed. Our skilled and compassionate admission’s team members are available to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction for your teen’s individual needs.  Turning Winds provides a one of a kind treatment program for teens who are struggling with mental health or substance abuse.

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

You want your teen to be happy and healthy while also working toward responsibility and independence for a brighter future. Caring for your adolescent’s mental, behavioral, and emotional health is crucial to your teen’s ability to mature into a happy, self-sufficient adult. If your adolescent is struggling, a teen treatment center with group, family, and individual therapy by licensed professionals can help your teen heal the root cause of distress. When youth are struggling in their personal lives, they often struggle in school as well. But you do not want your teen’s academics to fall to the wayside. So a therapeutic boarding school with an accredited academic program can support your teen’s education, as well.

Location, Location, Location

Your teen did not reach a state of crisis overnight. Likewise, it will take some time to help your adolescent turn things around. Short term programs may offer fast results. Unfortunately, they are often not as effective as long-term residential programs. Teens that do seem to make positive changes in short-term programs regress quite often upon returning home. Long-term programs of at least three months to a year or more are preferable to give your teen the best chance at recovery and reform. One reason long-term treatment programs are effective is that teens need time to adjust to the new environment, trust the staff and process, and contemplate the prospect of change. Once these thresholds are met, young people discover the desire to put forth the effort to turn their lives around and can engage in the program. The extended stay also allows your family to work on letting go of conflict and move through the journey of healing.

Length of Stay

Your teen did not reach a state of crisis overnight. Likewise, it will take some time to help your adolescent turn things around. Short term programs may offer fast results. Unfortunately, they are often not as effective as long-term residential programs. Teens that do seem to make positive changes in short-term programs regress quite often upon returning home. Long-term programs of at least three months to a year or more are preferable to give your teen the best chance at recovery and reform. One reason long-term treatment programs are effective is that teens need time to adjust to the new environment, trust the staff and process, and contemplate the prospect of change. Once these thresholds are met, young people discover the desire to put forth the effort to turn their lives around and can engage in the program. The extended stay also allows your family to work on letting go of conflict and move through the journey of healing.

Insurance and Cost

Effective, long-term care with individualized attention can be costly. Still, there are ways to lower the cost to your family. Many insurance companies will cover part of the cost of a teen treatment program. So it doesn’t hurt to reach out to your insurance company and ask about your options and coverages. Treatment centers recognize that high costs can prevent families that can not afford the programs from getting adequate help for their teen. For that reason, many therapeutic programs offer scholarships and financial aid. They can also provide resources for alternative ways to raise funds needed to attend. So do not let high costs scare you away before considering all the options available to get your teen necessary treatment.

Can Turning Winds Help My Teen?

Turning Winds is a teen treatment program located in the mountains of Montana. Teens from Michigan and around the country have come here to recover and reclaim their lives since 2002. We have a team of passionate, skilled, and caring teachers, therapists, and medical professionals dedicated to guiding your teen’s transformation. Our unique program will guide your family on a path to healing. Students also receive academic support in addition to mental and behavioral therapy using evidence-based techniques to prepare your teen for a successful future. 

Michigan Health & Human Service Resources

United Ways in Michigan

Michigan 211

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) Michigan resources

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Michigan meetings

Michigan Al-Anon Family Groups

Michigan NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

Nar-Anon Meetings in Michigan

Equality MI Michigan LGBTQ resources

NAMI Michigan

Heal With Turning Winds

Our goal is to help each teen in our care to restore hope for their future and to excel. Our staff is available to provide the resources and information you need to decide on the best treatment program for your teen and family. So contact us today to take the first step toward giving your teen a future full of possibilities.

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