Here at Keystone, we recognize the unique challenges that come along with adolescence. The transitions into and out of high school, college applications, part-time jobs, sports, extracurriculars, not to mention all of the challenges that dating and friendships can bring are all part of this turbulent time of life. These stresses can also be even more taxing when an adolescent is battling an addiction at the same time.
At Keystone Treatment Center, we understand that adolescents’ struggles with addiction and mental health can be very different from those of adults, so we have developed a specialized program to meet adolescents’ unique treatment needs.
Founded in 1973, Keystone Treatment Center is a nationally recognized and respected treatment center that offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment for adolescents. Our inpatient treatment center is located on 13 acres in semi-rural Canton, South Dakota, and our outpatient treatment center is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Our adolescent inpatient program is designed for youth between the ages of 13-18 and we are pleased to offer gender-specific services due to the unique treatment needs of the young people who require our services.
We base our treatment model on the 12-Step philosophy and offer a number of unique interventions as well as specialized Christian and Native American treatment tracks for the young people who come for treatment. Furthermore, we supply various therapeutic supports and services within our treatment program that can both assist youth in becoming sober and developing healthier lifestyle choices that can serve them well for a lifetime. Among the methods of care that are included in a teen’s personalized treatment plan, the following are those that may be added as a means of helping a youth reach his or her treatment goals:
- Medically monitored detoxification services that are supervised by our expertly trained medical staff
- Medication management services that are monitored by our staff psychiatrist and nurses
- Individual therapy sessions with an assigned mental health professional
- Family therapy sessions that involve our staff and each teen’s loved ones
- Group therapy sessions that include our staff and other adolescents in the program
We also offer a number of experiential therapy opportunities, including:
- Recreational therapy
- A ropes course
- Arts and crafts
- Native American cultural activities
- Social training
- Pastoral care
These therapies are those that can help young people heal in mind, body, and spirit so that they are able to truly recover from the damage caused by substance abuse.
Our staff of caring and qualified professionals guides our teen patients through each step of the recovery process. Psychologists, a psychiatrist, a physician, an addictionologist, a licensed chemical dependency counselor, and a dedicated nursing staff work closely with the adolescents we treat so that all of their needs can be met. Furthermore, registered dietitians, social workers, medical and rehab technicians, recreational therapists, pastors, and Native American cultural advisors lend their expertise while teens work on developing the confidence and skills they need to become sober.
Each teen who comes to Keystone for services receives a weeklong initial assessment that includes testing with addiction counselors, mental health therapists, and medical staff. We also have a licensed teacher on staff to help the young people we treat to keep up with schoolwork during their stay with us.
Research indicates that family support is a powerful asset for youth in recovery, and we believe our young patients’ families are some of their strongest allies. However, we also believe that addiction is ultimately a family-wide disease with each family member needing a unique support of their own at the same time. As such, we hold Family Treatment groups on Monday and Tuesday of each week, usually asking each teen’s family to come in during the third week of treatment. In addition to our Family Treatment groups, we also offer individual and group family counseling and educational sessions throughout an adolescent’s stay at our center.
We know that a struggle with addiction can be devastating for both adolescents and those who love them, but the more than 20,000 teens who have gone through our program are a testament to the hope that remains for you and your child. If you feel that your child could benefit from our adolescent treatment program, contact us and one of our helpful and experienced admissions staff will give you more information and help answer any questions that you may have about our program.
At Keystone Treatment Center, we want nothing more than to help young people lead sober lives so that they can eventually achieve to their fullest potential while living healthier, substance-free lifestyles.