During adolescence, the world can seem complex on its own, and overwhelming when compounded with mental health disorders, trauma, substance abuse and addiction. At Butterfly Healing Center, we work with teens as they find their way toward recovery and healing. Here, we’ve outlined some common mental health disorders, addictions and their treatments.
Unfortunately, alcohol abuse is prevalent in Native American communities, and studies have shown that teens begin to use alcohol at a younger age than their non-Native counterparts, increasing the risk of addiction and leading to social problems like unemployment and delinquency. Untreated alcohol addiction can cause health and relationships to deteriorate. The journey to sobriety from alcohol is a difficult one both for the addict and for their loved ones, friends and employers, due largely in part to the large role that alcohol consumption plays in the daily lives of most communities and adults. Butterfly Healing Center takes the special challenges that come with being a Native youth into account during treatment, and therefore we are able to provide the right treatment methods that will support recovery and lead to living a full, quality life.
For teenagers, seeking professional help for drug addiction is difficult for lots of reasons. First and foremost, due to the illegal nature of most drugs, those addicted are prone to keeping their addictions a secret even from those who are closest to them for fear of being kicked out or getting into trouble with the law. At Butterfly Healing Center, our compassionate clinicians treat the mind, body and spirit of the client. This holistic approach allows the client to confront the complex nature of addiction head-on and pave the path for a healthier, happier life free of substance abuse. There is no shame in seeking professional help. Since drug addiction leads to a lot of social problems within Native American communities, it is important step in the right direction. No two addictions present exactly the same, and we take not only the resident, but also their parents and other loved ones, into account and are sure to involve their families in treatment as much as possible.