WestCare Georgia's Boggs facility provides residential drug education and treatment services for adolescent males (ages 13-17) who have a history of substance abuse or dependence. Operating from the belief that addiction is rooted in illness, drug and alcohol abuse is treated with a broad-based approach that addresses the physical, behavioral and emotional aspects of the condition, and embraces the concept that behavioral changes can occur through positive peer support and peer pressure. Treatment includes individual and group therapy, and extensive education in life skills, coping mechanisms and relapse prevention.
We introduce 12-step meetings in an effort to improve personal awareness of the required changes and challenge of recovery from addiction.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.