Peachford’s Adolescent Acute Inpatient Program is specifically designed to meet the mental health and substance abuse problems of patients 13 to 18 years old by addressing problems of an acute nature with highly structured programming.

Teens experiencing a serious behavioral disturbance or an inability to function at home or school may be appropriate for this level of treatment. The therapeutic environment facilitates a clinical understanding of the patient’s unique obstacles while attending to important family issues.

Every adolescent 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 the community with the skills needed to promote personal and emotional development, relationship building and independence. An emphasis is placed on comprehensive discharge planning that promotes appropriate aftercare and relapse prevention.

Treatment consists primarily of group and family therapy, both integral parts of treatment, and family members are encouraged to address problems that contributed to the current crisis.

Peachford Hospital’s Adolescent Acute Inpatient program utilizes the peer group to bring about change and places the focus of treatment on helping the adolescent develop a positive self-image, appropriate socialization skills and healthy communication.

The treatment team emphasizes the importance of learning to accept responsibility for individual behavior and developing healthy modes of interaction with others.

Following their inpatient stay, adolescent patients may step down to either Peachford’s Partial Hospitalization or Intensive Outpatient Program. Parenting Classes for parents of teens in our care are also available.