Psychiatric Care & Stabilization for Teens
Peachford Hospital’s Adolescent Acute Inpatient Program is specifically designed to meet the mental health and substance abuse problems of teens ages 13 to 18 by addressing problems of an acute nature with highly structured programming. Teens typically enter the program after exhibiting serious behavioral disturbance or an inability to function at home or school. The therapeutic environment facilitates a clinical understanding of the patient’s unique obstacles while attending to important family issues.
In this inpatient program, every teen patient in our care is provided with an opportunity to learn new skills and to achieve success. Our goal is to stabilize the immediate crisis and enable the patient to return to their community with the skills needed to promote personal and emotional development, relationship building and independence. The treatment team emphasizes the importance of learning to accept responsibility for individual behavior and developing healthy modes of interaction with others.
Peachford Hospital’s Adolescent Acute Inpatient program utilizes peer groups to bring about change, placing the focus of treatment on helping the adolescent develop a positive self-image, appropriate socialization skills and healthy communication. Treatment consists primarily of group and family therapy, both integral parts of treatment. Family members are encouraged to address problems that contributed to the current crisis. Parenting classes for parents of teens in our care are also available.
DISCHARGE & AFTERCARE
An emphasis is placed on comprehensive discharge planning that promotes appropriate aftercare and relapse prevention. Following their inpatient stay, teen patients may step down to either Peachford Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization or Intensive Outpatient programs.
We’re Here to Help
Asking for help often feels like a scary hurdle to jump, but we’re here to walk you through it. Take the first step in discovering what life without crisis can feel like. Call Peachford Hospital at 770-455-3200 or visit our facility for a no-cost, confidential assessment by one of our licensed behavioral health professionals. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help determine your individual needs and help find the best program for you or your loved one. For additional questions about our programs, call us or submit your inquiry through our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.