Overcoming Teen Substance Use | Teen Dual Diagnosis Treatment In Forney, TX

Based in East Texas, BasePoint Academy is a mental health and dual diagnosis treatment center specializing in teen co-occurring disorders. Working closely with parents, providers, and even academic counselors, we’re committed to creating a healthy and positive treatment collaboration. 

Our Mission

After losing a teen loved one to suicide, the founders of BasePiont Academy are driven by a strong desire to fill the gap in teen-focused substance use treatment. It is our mission to provide accessible and evidence-based behavioral healthcare and provide the highest
levels of care and support. 

Our Approach

With compassionate and individualized care, we apply holistic and evidence-based interventions that can help teens navigate their substance use disorder safely. Our signature treatment approach ignites the innate capacity to heal. Here, teens will develop personal resilience and build healthier habits.

Our Core Values

Every encounter with teens and families is characterized by our core values of compassion, respect, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and commitment. Together, we can help teens heal from the inside out and restore a healthy balance
in their life. 

Treating Teen Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis Treatment For Teens

According to a recent survey by the SAMHSA on adolescent health and drug use, over 8% of U.S. teens consumed alcohol within the last month, and over 13% of ages 12 to 17 used illicit substances within the last year.[1]

Cannabis use in teens ranges from 8% to 20% from 8th graders to 12th graders, respectively, having consumed cannabis in the past year. These numbers come in just behind alcohol use which ranges from 15% of 8th graders and 51% of 12th graders report drinking alcohol in the last year.[2]

Our teen-centered treatment programs are specifically designed to address teen age-appropriate interventions for teen depression administered by providers who are specifically trained in adolescent mental health.

Personalized Treatment Plans

After an initial consultation, each teen will undergo a detailed and comprehensive assessment. Based on this data, we will design an individualized treatment plan based on their unique needs.

One-On-One Therapy: Teen Substance Use Treatment

Teen substance use disorder or dual diagnosis often leads to undesirable changes in other areas of life. From academic struggles to strained relationships and even criminal activity. Individual therapy sessions help teens explore the underlying causes of unhealthy coping mechanisms and learn more positive coping skills. 

Learn more about some of the therapies we
employ at BasePoint Academy:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention
  •  Mindfulness or Systems Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

The BasePoint Academy Resiliency Program

Teens are not always naturally aware of how to bounce back from adversity. When faced with family, life, academic, or social
stressors, they can fall back on unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and habits. Developing resiliency activates the innate capacity to heal and overcome challenges. 

Medication Management: Teen Mental Health
Facility, Forney TX

Within teen dual diagnosis treatment, any underlying mental health conditions must also be addressed. In some cases, this requires prescription medications. These holistic interventions address the whole person and assist with medication schedules, side effect management, and progress tracking.

Education Support

One of the common barriers to teen substance use treatment is the potential negative impact on their education. The BasePoint Academy treatment program specializes in teen-specific treatment plans and navigating recovery without sacrificing academic progress. We work closely with education counselors and school boards to develop individualized education plans for each patient.

Family Therapy: Navigating Teen Substance
Use Together

No matter your age, substance use can damage one’s relationships with even your closest loved ones. But in order for teens to stay strong in recovery, they require consistent support. By incorporating the family unit into the treatment program, everyone receives the support they need for lasting success. 

Group Therapy

Peer pressure can be positive. When treating teen substance use, it’s imperative. By leveraging the positive influence of a circle of goal-oriented peers, teens will learn from one another’s experiences. Together, they will encourage and compel one another into healthier habits.

A Few Words From Our Families

Schedule A Consultation For Teen Substance Use Treatment In Forney, TX

We’re committed to being a healing and recovery partner for teens struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Call today for a consultation. 

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From Dallas/Ft Worth Airport

1 hour

43 miles​

  1. Get on International Pkwy
  2. Take State Hwy 161 S/TX-161 S, I-30 E, and US-80 E to U.S. 80 Frontage Rd in Sunnyvale.
  3. Take the TX-352 exit from US-80 E
  4. Get on US-80 E in Kaufman County
  5. Continue on US-80 E. Drive to W Broad St in Forney. Take the Broad St exit from US-80 E
  6. Follow W Broad St to your destination

From Tyler, TX

1 hour 17 minutes​

79 miles​

  1. Get on I-20 W in Lindale from W Gentry Pkwy and US-69 N
  2. Continue on I-20 W to Forney.
  3. Take the exit toward Farm to Market Rd 460/Clements Dr from US-80 W
  4. Take W Broad St to your destination


Jeffrey A. Coady. (n.d.). Youth Substance Use Prevention Month. SAMHSA. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/blog/youth-substance-use-prevention-month on May 12, 2023

Jeffrey A. Coady. (n.d.). Youth Substance Use Prevention Month. SAMHSA. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/blog/youth-substance-use-prevention-month on May 12, 2023