Teenage Dual Diagnosis Treatment Dallas, Texas

Substance use and mental health go hand in hand with teens in the modern era. While parents often intervene in healthy and positive ways there may be other underlying challenges that prompt professional assistance. BasePoint will work alongside you in identifying the triggers and mental health struggles that have contributed to substance use and develop a treatment plan to provide sustainable stability.

Dual-Diagnosis

Substance use is prevalent in teens and continues to be on the rise.  The CDC reports the following statistics on Substance use among Teens:

The guide highlights the most commonly used substances and the extent of the problem, such as

  • Alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco are substances most commonly used by adolescents.1
  • By 12th grade, about two-thirds of students have tried alcohol.1
  • About half of 9th through 12th-grade students reported ever having used marijuana.2
  • About 4 in 10 9th through 12th-grade students reported having tried cigarettes.3
  • Among 12th graders, close to 2 in 10 reported using prescription medicine without a prescription.1

Although it is illegal for people under 21 years of age to drink alcohol, the findings show that people from 12 to 20 years of age consume about one-tenth of all alcohol consumed in the United States.

Drug and alcohol are often used as coping skills amongst teens who struggle with their mental health. A teen who is not being treated for dual-diagnosis will experience negative consequences that are likely to haunt them for years to come.  Contact BasePoint Academy to get your teen the help and individualized care he or she needs if they have begun experimenting with substances.

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Treatment for Dual-Diagnosis

If you discover that your teen is using alcohol and other substances after you have already intervened at home and school, it is time to seek help. BasePoint Academy is here to work alongside you and your teen to develop a treatment plan that treats both issues at hand.

Family Therapy

Involving the entire family in the care of the teen is just one part of our treatment plan. These sessions can take place at BasePoint Academy or for convenience via HIPPA compliant Telehealth services. The family component of treatment is vital to the long-term success of your teen. The teens work with the family and developing coping skills is vital in reducing their need to engage in substance use as a coping mechanism.

A teen’s whose behavior pushes you away is a teen who needs connection before anything else.

– Kelly Bartlett “Encouraging Words for Kids”

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the many therapeutic approaches utilized by licensed clinicians at BasePoint Academy. CBT helps teens in altering their negative thoughts and behaviors that impact their mental health. This therapy, along with other treatment modalities, can help teens recover from their dual diagnosis. 

Outpatient Treatment

At BasePoint Academy we offer PHP (partial hospitalization program) and an IOP (intensive outpatient program). Each level is designed as a stepping stone in their treatment plan allowing a transition that is optimal for long-term success. Our outpatient treatment allows your teen to receive intense treatment during the day including education time while returning to the comfort of their home at night to continue to practice skills learned throughout the day.

Relationships are vital in treatment for Dual Diagnosis.

If prevention hasn’t worked, don’t give up on your teen. No matter the type of substance, the relationships in your teen’s life play a major role in treatment. Teens often experience shame and fear due to their dual diagnosis and will need compassion from their family on their road to healing.

Contact Basepoint Academy to Get Your Teen the Help They Deserve

Peer pressure is prevalent everywhere, including social media. Empower your teen to take back control of their life by teaching them skills to deal with the pressure and build positive mental health. Call us today to schedule an appointment with your teen for treatment and care at our centers in Dallas,Texas.