New York Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Youth Center For Teen Counseling

Rome, New York - USA (Oneida County)

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Why Choose the Youth Center for Teen Counseling in Rome, NY, for a Teen's Substance Abuse Problem?
What if the substance abuse problem occurred as a result of sexual or physical abuse by an adult? What if ordinary teen rebellion against adult authority (which can include parents, teachers, and others) included experimentation with substance use and led to substance abuse? These questions and others that one may think of can give insight to why Youth Center for Teen Counseling, 103 West Court Street, Ste. C, Rome, New York, may be a good choice.

Oneida County residents who have teenagers with substance abuse problems often are at a loss as to which treatment program is best. They may not be certain of the underlying cause for the substance abuse (two were mentioned in the first paragraph), or may simply not know how to handle the problem. Youth Center for Teen Counseling staff members do, however, and can take that stress and worry off of parents.

Treatment starts with a complete psychological and emotional assessment. It is not unusual for a previously unknown condition, such as depression, ADHD, or even something such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia to exist in a Rome, NY, teen and the fact that it was undiagnosed may have led to substance abuse as the teen tried desperately, on his own, to treat the symptoms.

There may also be times when any of the above conditions as well as others may have been diagnosed and were being treated by a health care professional in Oneida County, NY, but the teen was actually abusing the medication being used for the treatment. Again, this is often how substance abuse starts.

Once the assessments are completed, the trained counselors at Youth Center for Teen Counseling in Rome implement treatment programs that will address the teen's specific substance abuse problem, including what may have caused it. Treatment includes individual and group therapy, which includes behavioral therapy. This latter helps teens learn how to control their behavior and environment so that they will not be tempted to engage in substance abuse.

As part of the treatment protocol, family counseling will be included. This can be a very important step; therefore, family members living in Rome or Oneida County, NY, should make every effort to attend all family counseling sessions and participate fully in them.

No one in the family that has close contact with the teen should be left out, unless it is a very young child who simply would not understand. This includes extended family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others), especially if they live in the home or have constant contact with the teen. Everyone must be involved in the treatment process in order for it to be successful.

Another thing that should be considered where family counseling is concerned is the possibility of impending substance abuse by other family members may be recognized. If this is the case, this can be addressed, and steps taken to remedy that can immediately begin.

Information on Youth Center for Teen Counseling can be obtained by calling 315-371-4777 or 1-888-565-6401 (for residents of Rome or Oneida County for whom this would be a long-distance call). Writing or visiting 103 West Court Street, Ste. C, Rome, New York, is also a contact option.

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