Mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and others manifest during the pubescent years. White River Academy treats mental disorders including, but not limited to:
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
- Eating disorders
Treatment begins with a holistic assessment prior to admission. One of the biggest challenges of mental health treatment is correctly analyzing patients’ unique set of symptoms to identify their individual needs.
We use a broad range of modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy in individual, group and family settings. Alternative therapies such as equine, art and music therapy, envelop the boys in all manner of expressive and therapeutic outlets to replace former problematic habits or unhealthy psychological defaults.
Our Delta, Utah addiction center helps young men after detox to recover from addictions to substances including, but not limited to:
- Bath Salts
- Prescription Drugs
Working hard to combat drug abuse in Utah, we provide a safe place away from relapse triggers to help students achieve a lasting recovery from addiction.
A diagnosis of both a mental health issue and an addiction is called dual diagnosis. Sometimes young men and their parents don’t realize deeper issues such as childhood trauma, inherited genetic predisposition or a developing mental disorder are behind an addiction. On the other hand, teens often attempt to self-medicate to cope with mental illness and thus develop an addiction.
Mental distresses and addiction, if not addressed, will continue to promote negative patterns of behavior and substance abuse for the rest of that child’s life. Setting itself aside from other Utah rehab centers, White River Academy thoroughly assesses patients before treatment begins in order to identify all manifested conditions.
Our staff addresses all issues simultaneously to provide holistic treatment. By doing so, we set the young men up for success and a clean, recovered life or purpose. But we don’t just stop there. White River Academy combines evidence-based, experiential and alternative treatment modalities in our rehabilitation programs for substance abuse and dual diagnosis.
We treat process addictions such as gaming, smartphone, internet and pornography, which can distract young men from personal improvement. We also offer practical tools for our patients who have experienced:
- Relational problems with family
- Peer conflict
- Entitlement orientations
- Attachment disorders
- Poor socialization skills
- Low self-esteem
- Childhood sexual trauma or abuse
- Anger issues