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Many Washington state youth between the ages of 13-17 are facing a mental/behavioral health and/or substance use epidemic, but there is hope and healing is possible! One of the major challenges that parents face when trying to get their child the help they need and deserve is finding a program that not only offers therapeutic care to treat mental and behavioral health but also provides academic support so the child can continue his/her education. The good news however is that there are resources and treatment programs that can help you achieve both.

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

Your goal is to help your child heal and recover from behavioral and mental health issues. In order to do this, it is important for your teen to attend a treatment program that will support this goal; a program that provides quality care and has a proven track record of successfully helping kids recover and reunite with their families.

Location, Location, Location

There are many kinds of treatment programs in the state of Washington, but that does not always mean these are the best program options for your teen. In many cases, attending a treatment program near you can actually be more harmful than helpful to the long-term recovery goals for your child. There is a greater risk for your child to run away from treatment because they know the area and/or could reach out to negative peers to help them. When a child is completely removed from their environment and comfort zone they are forced in a positive way to grow mentally and emotionally. This allows them to learn and experience new ideas, beliefs, and coping mechanisms that will be crucial for their recovery and future success. Additionally, getting your teen out of the local environment gives all those who have been affected the chance to rest, heal, and attend to other matters of their lives that have perhaps gone neglected. Going to treatment out of state can also give a fresh new perspective on life which coincides with supporting their healing and health.

Length of Stay

Sometimes thirty days is simply not enough. Many parents even start by sending their child to an out-patient program in hopes that this will help fix their problems, only to discover that their child is worse than they were before. This is because healing and change of behavior takes time. Maybe changing a bad habit in 30 days is enough, but we are talking about the complete change of a teen’s perspective, beliefs, and behavior that did not develop overnight. This is a serious change which requires a more serious level of care. If your child was suffering from a life threatening physical illness you would not choose the cheapest, shortest, most convenient stay of care, rather you would do whatever it took to get them into the best possible program to help them. Struggling with behavioral and mental health disorders and/or substance abuse issues can be life-threatening too and so it should be treated equally as such. Your child deserves the opportunity to fully heal and recover.

Insurance and Cost

It is beneficial to find out what kind of insurance coverage you have for your teen and what type of care is covered under your plan. Whatever treatment you decide on, a quality teen treatment program should help not only verify insurance, but also advocate the best care for your child during the process. Most private insurance providers will not pay for the entire length of stay for a program over 90 days, but that does not mean you should limit your child’s treatment plan. There are a variety of ways to help offset costs for long-term care, so make sure that you explore all your options. A good treatment program will help you navigate this process and guide you in the best direction. Do not let cost dictate the best care for your teen. They deserve the true opportunity to get better.

Can Turning Winds Help My Teen?

Turning Winds is a therapeutic program and boarding school for adolescents between the ages of 13-17 located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Troy, Montana treating mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorder while also providing a fully licensed and accredited school for the child to continue his/her academics. We have worked with and treated numerous families and children from Washington and can help you too. Whether you are looking for treatment in the state of WA or wanting to get help out-of-state, we can guide you to getting the treatment your child needs and deserves.

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 the help you deserve, so please feel free to utilize these free resources below.

Health & Human Service Resources and Information In Washington

United Way of Washington is an organization that believes in the growth and development of community. They can offer resources that help with education, mental health, and financial services. Their goal is to help create a stronger community through helping others.

2-1-1 Washington is a non-profit organization that provides free information and referral services. They are always open and work with all income levels, languages, and cultural backgrounds.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) is a government run agency that provides resources and programs for those struggling with addiction, mental and behavioral health issues.

AA Washington (Alcoholics Anonymous) is a program created to help those struggling with alcohol. More information on meetings and alcoholism can be found in West Washington and East Washington.

Al-Anon/Alateen of WA is an amazing support group for anyone who has an alcoholic in their lives. They provide information, support, and resources to help guide loved ones towards healing.

NA Washington (Narcotics Anonymous) is another support group designed for anyone who believes they have a drug problem or substance use disorder. Find an NA meeting in Washington state now.

Nar-Anon Washington is a fellowship of families and friends who share their experience, strength, and hope with others who also have loved ones that suffer from addiction.

WA LGBTQ offers resources, information, and support for all those in the LGBTQ community.

Youth Resources provided by the state of Washington for adolescents.

Education Resources for parents looking for multiple resources to help their child’s education.

Youth Substance Abuse Disorder Services in the state of WA for those who have Medi-Cal and/or financial difficulties.

Heal With Turning Winds

If you are a parent or a professional seeking help for a struggling teen between the ages of 13-17, we can help. Turning Winds has been providing treatment and resources since 2002 and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to get help whether it be here at Turning Winds or another better suited program. Contact us now for more information and let us help you find the treatment that works best for you.

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