A residential treatment program, or residential treatment center, is a healthcare facility focused on therapy for mental illness, behavioral issues, and substance abuse. These programs can be either created for a specific purpose, such as rehab for alcoholics or drug addicts, or they can have a broader reach. Here at Kaizen Academy, we specialize in working with boys dealing with sexual behavior issues like pornography addiction or sex addiction. In this blog, we’re going to talk about some of the benefits of residential treatment for boys and teens. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us today.
Disrupting Unhealthy Patterns
Even if you’re providing your son with a healthy living environment, it’s still possible for him to learn unhealthy habits. If you don’t have the time or know how to deal with these problems, they will persist. One of the first steps to solving these issues is simply removing your son from an environment that allows him to practice these bad habits. At a residential treatment center,, your son will be watched closely to ensure these behavioral issues cease, and positive behaviors are reinforced.
As opposed to other types of psychotherapy, residential treatment programs are considered inpatient services. What this means is that the patient is actually staying in the facility for treatment whereas outpatient means visiting with a therapist for an hour or two, several times a week. If your son is visiting with a therapist on an outpatient basis, the therapist may not have the time of day to fully rehabilitate him. Inpatient treatment allows therapists to create a more customized and in-depth treatment plan for him. Additionally, being immersed in a therapeutic setting allows for more progress in a shorter amount of time.
Fostering Positive Relationships
Another great part about residential treatment centers is that life doesn’t have to stop once the program begins. In fact, many people find that they have more opportunities and make more friends while they’re in rehab than before they came in. Since many boys may feel ashamed of their sexual behavior issues, they may push away from friends or loved ones. In a residential treatment center, however, they will learn that they don’t need to feel ashamed about their behaviors and that they’re free to learn and grow by meeting others like them.
Ample Recreational Activities
In addition to relationships, it’s important that young men retain their passion for hobbies and sports. Like with relationships, boys may lose interest in activities that they used to love doing. In treatment centers like Kaizen Academy, we offer a number of recreational activities to help them learn how to explore again and cultivate new interests. This plays an important role when it comes to replacing old, destructive patterns with productive, and pro-social activities. Since Kaizen Academy is surrounded by federal forest lands, there are plenty of activities to do including hiking, camping, mountain biking, and much more.
Contact Kaizen Academy Today
These are just a few of the benefits you can expect from enrolling your son in our residential treatment program. Although our program focuses on boys facing sexual behavior issues, it can be hugely beneficial to boys experiencing any type of behavioral issue or substance abuse problem. Located in a rural mountain community about 30 miles south of Provo, Utah, there is ample room for patients to immerse themselves in outdoor sports and activities while forming close bonds with other boys and therapists. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our online contact form if you have any questions.