Teensavers is a substance abuse treatment facility for youth between the ages of 12 and 16 in Orange, California. It was founded in the 1980s by Tim Chapman, who is an addiction counselor and in recovery himself. Chapman is also the director and founder of the adult rehab Chapman House and has been working with addicts and their families for 35 years. Teensavers offers detox, residential treatment and outpatient care for substance abuse with education services. Teensavers treats young clients in a home-like atmosphere using evidence-based methods in both group and individual therapy settings.
Accommodations and Food
Teensavers offers co-ed housing in a large single-family home, accommodating up to 10 clients at a time. Clients are typically grouped four per gender-specific bedroom depending on occupancy. Rooms are furnished with bunk beds and bathrooms are shared. A laundry area is available for clients to wash their own clothing. The location has a nice yard with plenty of open space for outdoor recreation.
A chef prepares well-balanced meals, served in the dining room; special dietary needs can be accommodated on an individual basis. While no energy drinks are allowed, clients may have a soda with their meals. There are also no cell phones or personal electronics allowed.
Treatment and Staff
Upon arrival, clients are assessed by an intake counselor for their required level of care. On-site detox is available when necessary, and takes place in a comfortable setting under the care of a psychiatrist and physician, who are there to monitor and minimize withdrawal symptoms and pain. Individuals who require dual diagnosis support receive additional care to attend to their specific needs.
Average treatment length is 60 to 90 days, but is ultimately determined by the client’s dedication and motivation. Clients are immediately seen by a counselor to create an individualized treatment plan. All clients attend school during the day and treatment in the afternoons and evenings. The program is designed for clients to undergo treatment and still receive credits for school or their GED. Ensuring a successful transition back to their regular school environment. Group therapy is the main mode of treatment, drawing clients together in a peer-support environment. Based in 12-step principles and evidence-based practices, like CBT, residents identify triggers and develop coping skills. Group topics include management, relapse prevention, codependency and psychoeducation. Up to three groups are attended each day and one or more individual sessions per week.
Several 12-step meetings are held on-site and clients are transported to off-site meetings as well. They’re encouraged to work the steps to the best of their ability under the guidance of their counselors. The staff includes a consulting psychiatrist and medical doctor, MFTs, CADCs and CSWs.
A family program focuses on the education of the family unit. Facilitated by a MFT, clients and their families meet over a weekend for a two to three day intensive program.
A wide variety of activities are included such as beach trips, hiking, family days, sightseeing and trips to the gym.
Teensavers offers young clients the opportunity to start their recovery process in a safe and structured environment. With year-round schooling, recreation and therapy, clients stay on track while receiving the substance abuse treatment needed at an affordable cost.
1412 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92867
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