Monday, July 19, 2010


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the primary causes of self-medicating substance abuse behaviors that can lead to teen alcohol abuse and addiction and/or teen drug abuse and teen drug addiction. Recognizing and seeking treatment for PTSD and addiction, allows an individual to focus on the process of changing behaviors, improving coping skills, finding solutions to problems, and working through the process of addiction recovery.

The DSM-IV-TR, defines traumatic events as: “Traumatic events that are experienced directly include, but are not limited to, violent personal assault (sexual assault, physical attack, robbery, mugging), being kidnapped, terrorist attack, incarceration, natural or man made disasters, automobile accidents, military combat, or being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.” P.463. Perception of a traumatic event not mentioned above is also relevant, as we all perceive events in our lives differently. Witnessed events are considered traumatic. Divorce, either as the child of divorce or the marital partner of a divorce, can elicit PTSD, as well as contribute to abandonment issues. The DSM-IV-TR, aka Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is the manual by which mental health professionals diagnose and review criteria for treatment.

Inspirations Teen Rehab’s teen residential addiction treatment center, provides treatment for teenage PTSD through individual, group, and family therapy, as well as other therapeutic modalities and programs. Trauma therapy helps teens improve coping skills, decision making skills, communication skills, and develop positive self-esteem. Solution Focused Therapy assists teens in finding solutions and opportunities for change regarding traumatic events and perceptions of events. Teens and families struggling with Teenage PTSD, are encouraged to contact Inspirations Teen Addiction Treatment Program at or call 888-757-6237, and begin the healing process for teen PTSD, and teen substance abuse, as part of their journey in recovery.

Source: Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR; 2000
Written by: K. Corcoran


Occasionally, teens who are struggling with behavior issues, oppositional defiance, or substance use or abuse issues, act out in ways that cause them to encounter problems with the legal system.

Inspirations For Youth And Families, LLC aka Inspirations Teen Rehab, provides a program and services in response to a teens and families needs to adhere to specific court orders, juvenile probation, or a juvenile diversion program. Court orders must not involve circumstances or charges, in which a teen was violent or a threat to others.

The mission of Inspirations Teen Rehab Juvenile Services Program, is to assist in the prevention of juvenile delinquent conduct, prevention of continued disruptive behavior, and the prevention of adolescent drug abuse, and to provide for the care and rehabilitation of teens.

Most teenagers on probation, holding court orders, or involved in the juvenile justice program are permitted to enter Inspirations Teen Rehab due to our commitment and ability to provide the level of supervision required by the juvenile courts.

Most teens are charged with misdemeanors. Misdemeanors transferred from a justice or municipal court typically include public intoxication, truancy, running away, inhalant abuse, and violation of school disciplinary codes that result in expulsion.

Inspirations Teen Rehab’s services for juvenile offenders includes screening of cases, presenting objective reports to probation or in a diversion program to the court, and executing court-ordered treatment and supervision.

Public Disturbance.
Underage Alcohol Consumption.
Driving Under The Influence.
Possession of marijuana.

Representation of a Teen for court appearances.
Compliance with a teen’s court orders.
Monthly reports for the court or juvenile probation.

Inspirations Teen Rehab is an addiction treatment center that focuses on teens who have substance abuse, mental health, dual diagnosis, and other related issues, while offering a wide range of treatment modalities. We offer an extended 24-hour structured living model, a partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient services, as well as individual therapy and aftercare. Length of stay is determined on an individual basis, based on the teen's clinical, legal and medical needs. Financial arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis, in our attempt to provide affordable addiction treatment.

If you are a friend or family member of a teen struggling with teen behavior and addiction, call now for help at our toll free teen addiction treatment center helpline: 1-888-757-6237.

Inspirations for Youth and Families aka, Inspirations Teen Rehab is here to help your teen and your family through this difficult process.