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One of the hardest parts of recovery at times is coming to terms with “acceptance.” It can be hard to accept that our old way of life must end for a new much better one to begin. In fact, acceptance is such a critical part of recovery that many recovery meetings even read a statement dedicated to it at the beginning. This acceptance concept also applies to teen recovery programs in Colorado.

The Prevalence of Teen Addiction and Mental Illness

This “Acceptance Statement” goes, “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me. I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.” Many teens must come to this place of acceptance before they can truly begin their recovery journey.

The prevalence of teen addiction and mental health issues is much higher than many people think. According to the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, “Substance use is typically initiated during adolescence. Alcohol is the most commonly used substance among adolescents, with 64% of 18-year-olds endorsing lifetime alcohol use, followed by marijuana (45%) and cigarette use (31%). Also, “Another recent trend includes increased frequency of marijuana use, with 6% of 18 year olds reporting using marijuana daily.”

Now, because of the prevalence, it is critical to get teens into recovery programs as soon as possible. Age-specific recovery programs in Colorado can help make getting help more enticing and palatable.

The Importance of Age-Specific Recovery

Regardless of age, the use of addictive substances like alcohol and marijuana can bring feelings of shame, depression, anxiety, and guilt. These feelings can create a cycle of substance use that can quickly develop into a dangerous addiction.

Age-specific recovery programs in Colorado can help teens resolve those negative feelings like shame so they can get back to being healthy young people again. One of these teen recovery programs in Colorado that is offered by The Redpoint Center is a teen intensive outpatient program (teen IOP).

The Benefits of Teen Recovery Programs

There are two crucial keys to an effective teen IOP. One is that it involves the entire family whenever possible. Two is that each recovery program is individualized to each teen’s specific needs.

Keeping these two elements in mind ensures that the entire family can heal at the same time and that a resolution of the feelings of shame and guilt can be resolved. Also, because it is an outpatient program, there is ample opportunity for the teen to focus on aspects of their life that must also be addressed while in recovery. This includes things such as school and extracurricular activities. Now, this best ensures that not only does the teen recover, but they do not fall behind in other parts of their life while they do.

The Benefits of Teen Recovery Programs in Colorado

Teen recovery programs in Colorado like the ones offered by The Redpoint Center are some of the best in the country. They offer effective and engaging mental health and addiction treatment modalities like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) that can help a teen recover early so they can live their life unimpeded by mental illness, alcohol, or drugs.

Teen recovery programs in Colorado also offer some amazing opportunities to connect with other like-minded teens who can be great recovery peers and offer invaluable insight and “shared experience” when times get tough. Colorado also boasts the unique ability to offer an exceptional (many would say essential) connection to nature with the Rocky Mountains, as well as proximity to some of the most up-and-coming urban hubs like Denver.

The Redpoint Center: Offering Exceptional Teen Recovery Programs

Yes, recovery is about acceptance, but it is also about “action.” At The Redpoint Center, we offer teens the opportunity to fully engage and actively take charge of their own recovery. We focus on recovery skills that not only help in the moment but can help carry them through as they excel on their journey of long-term recovery.

At The Redpoint Center, we also avoid “one-note,” “cookie-cutter” recovery. We feel that broad recovery rarely works. That is why we only focus on creating comprehensive and individualized recovery plans for each of our teen clients.

The iconic American author and philosopher William James once said, “Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” We are not only here to help teens resolve their addiction and mental health “misfortunes,” but we are also here to help our teen clients overcome any recovery challenge that might come their way. Life can be big, we are here to show them just how big.

When it comes to recovery and teens, there are myriad benefits of age-specific mental health and addiction care. Also, there are many exceptional teen recovery programs throughout Colorado. Colorado is a great place for recovery because it has exceptional access to nature (like the Rocky Mountains), as well as some exciting urban hubs (such as Denver). If you are a teen or know a teen who is struggling with issues of mental health, addiction, or co-occurring disorders, we can help get you on the right path to long-term recovery. For more information on the benefits of teen-focused addiction and mental health recovery, please reach out to The Redpoint Center today at (303) 710-8496.

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