In this day and age there are so many things going on that pull teenagers in a million different ways during the most vulnerable time of their lives. Because the teenage years are the main time when identity is formed and thought patterns become increasingly concrete, it is of utmost importance that teenagers are pointed in the right direction. In this time of their lives they are making many choices as they learn to be independent, and they will make some mistakes. When mistakes are repeated, more intensive intervention may be required in order for the teenagers to be set up for success in their families, careers and all future relationships.
Residential treatment centers are an option for families that have an adolescent who is struggling and needs help.