Adolescents

Behavioral Health Behavioral Health

Over the past two decades, Princeton House Behavioral Health has helped thousands of teenagers address behavioral health issues and recover from addictions to alcohol, drugs, and prescription medications. We offer a full array of outpatient programs that address the specific needs of adolescents ages 13 to 18 who are having trouble functioning at school, at home, or with peers.

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Program options include:

  • Adolescent treatment services geared to teens with emotional and behavioral problems, substance abuse problems, or both.
  • The Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program focus on improving the management of emotions and decreasing impulsive behaviors such as self-harm. The program includes a DBT skills group, individual therapy, skills coaching, and family education.
  • The Emotional Eating Track, designed for teens suffering from both disordered eating patterns and mood disorders, this unique program helps them understand the connection between emotion dysregulation and eating behaviors, while offering alternative coping strategies and healthier life skills. The Emotional Eating Track for adolescents is offered in Princeton only.

Treatment for adolescent programs includes a comprehensive evaluation by a board certified psychiatrist, evidence-based treatment, medication evaluation and management as needed, group and individual therapy, family education groups, and expressive therapies like art and yoga. Urine drug screenings and relapse prevention planning are provided for those dealing with substance abuse issues.

 

Through this program, we help adolescents to:

  • Improve self-control and coping ability
  • Regain emotional stability
  • Function in healthier ways at school and home
  • Understand the concept of addiction
  • Achieve and maintain abstinence from addictive substances

 

Depending on needs, treatment options include:

  • Partial hospital program: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week
  • Afterschool intensive outpatient program: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. three days per week

Lunch is provided for full-day programs, and free transportation may be available within defined areas.