Treatment Philosophy At Adolescent Academy our overarching philosophy is to provide highly individualized treatment for adolescents suffering from trauma, substance abuse, self-injurious behaviors, eating disorders and other co-occurring disorders. We are committed to identifying, addressing and healing he underlying, core issues that cause teens to act out. Treatment is driven by the specific needs of each adolescent as determined by the treatment team’s extensive assessment and evaluation.
Weekly nutritionist on-site
Eating Disorder Treatment
Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.