Residential Treatment Centers for Teens from California
WinGate is a premier Treatment Center that offers help for teens from California in need of treatment for behavioral, emotional and mental health concerns through our Treatment Center. We receive referrals from Residential Treatment Centers all over the country. Our goal is to guide troubled teenagers in overcoming their substance abuse and addiction problems so they can start a new life of sobriety. Though WinGate may be located outside of California, we enroll teens from any state in the US.
Although WinGate is not a Residential Treatment Center, we provide many of the same services, only in an outdoor setting. Our Wilderness Therapy Program takes struggling adolescents away from their peers in California and places them in the beautiful surroundings of the outdoors. With no outside distractions, teens can focus fully on recovery and changing their negative behaviors into positive ones.
Many parents have a difficult time fully understanding the issues their teen is facing. Depression, addictions, behavioral concerns, failure in school, and sexual promiscuity are often complicated by underlying mental health concerns. We work to address what is causing the behavior and then focus on gaining insight into helping adolescents change their habits.
We have found the best approach to bringing positive, lasting changes in a teen’s life is through honor, respect, and understanding, rather than confrontation. With the beautiful surroundings of nature, we nurture teens from California, and help them identify and focus on their strengths.
Parents who are searching for Treatment Centers for their troubled teenager should contact our WinGate representatives to learn how the outdoors can completely change a struggling teen’s perspective in life.
We are here to offer guidance, understanding and help so parents of teens in California can decide if our Wilderness Therapy Program will be right for their child. Call WinGate Wilderness Therapy at (800) 560-1599 and speak with one of our consultants today!
Substance Abuse Treatment Center for Teens From California
WinGate is a Wilderness Therapy Program for teens from California who are dealing with all types of addictions, behaviors, and mental health concerns. Through our Substance Abuse Treatment Program, teens can learn the valuable skills they must have for lifetime sobriety. Our adventure therapy program is a proudly affiliated member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.
Frequently, adolescents become embroiled in pressures from their peers to try drugs and alcohol. At first, they may agree simply because they want to be accepted. Unfortunately, it does not take long for a teen to become addicted which further complicates any mental or emotional health issues they may be suffering from.
Through our Treatment Center, we instruct teens in California on gaining perspective on their substance abuse and addiction. We give them the key tools they need to embrace so they can live a sober life even when they return to California. Wilderness Therapy has been proven successful in treating troubled adolescents because it allows them the unique opportunity of getting away from it all and simply focusing on turning their lives around.
Parents are amazed as they watch their teen from California transform. As teens progress through our program, they soon learn they have the inner strength to face life’s challenges without succumbing to the defeatist behaviors that have held them back in the past. Suddenly, their eyes are opened, and they realize they can achieve their goals and live a sober life with meaning and purpose.
WinGate gives hope to the hopeless and challenges struggling teens from California to rise above their current issues and embrace learning new skills and nurturing new relationships. As they work with their peers and therapeutic staff, strong bonds are formed that help to strengthen the changes taking place in their life.
Adventure Therapy Program
WinGate offers Adventure Therapy through our Wilderness Therapy Program for teens in California. Based on the philosophies of the Arbinger Institute, we focus on identifying strengths and helping teens from California to understand there are natural consequences for every decision they make, whether positive or negative. Through our Adventure Therapy Program, adolescents can overcome their substance abuse and addiction, so they are ready to set course on their new sober life.
WinGate’s Adventure Therapy Program allows teens from California to work side by side with their peers and therapeutic staff to reach their goals. The relationships they foster during treatment enable them to learn effective and appropriate communication skills.
Through our wilderness therapy program, teens can learn survival skills while being surrounded by the immense and calming beauty of nature. The adolescents that go through our program suffer from addictions and mental health issues that are holding them back from living a healthy and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, teens can become addicted to many drugs, both legal and illegal which often stems from substance abuse.
While in our program, teens are not exposed to cell phones, computers, social media, television or video games. They are truly able to clear their minds and gain a greater level of focus and understanding. The outdoors offers a natural openness that allows teenagers to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, fears and issues with their peers and their therapeutic staff members. Through both individual and group therapy, teens in California begin to transform their mind and body.
Parents of adolescents in California are urged to contact one of our counselors who are standing by to help. We are here to offer help to those parents who feel there is no hope. Allow us to shine a light on the issues teens are facing so we can help parents make informed decisions for their child’s treatment.
National Resources for Parents and Teens
Mental Health America (MHA) – The purpose of this organization is to work for the mental health, wellness and victory over substance use and mental conditions through developing a coordinated citizens’ voluntary movement. They advocate for the improved treatment and care of people with addiction and mental conditions, and also advocate for improved methods in prevention, research, diagnosis, detection and treatment of substance use and mental conditions.
California State Resources for Parents:
California Healthline - California Healthline is committed to the important issues influencing health care policy, delivery, and financing. As a free, daily digest of health care news, policy and opinion, California Healthline was designed to meet the information demands of active health care specialists and decision makers.
National Alliance of Mental Illness California (NAMI California) - As a grassroots coalition of individuals and families whose lives have been touched by mental illness, NAMI California advocates for a life of both quality and respect, without discrimination or stigma. For all their constituents, NAMI California provides leadership in advocacy, policy development, legislation, education and support throughout the state of California.
Violence and Teens in America Today
The growing epidemic of troubled teenage violence goes way past just the big cities of America and infiltrates virtually every single community without regard for wealth status (the rich and the poor). Just 30 years ago the rate of 14 to 19 year old arrests went was 5 per 1000 and today is up to 125 per 1000 teens get arrested in that age range.
Because of the intense and prolific amount of violence in our communities and city streets throught the country, teens are left without guidance and encouragement. This becomes an outlet for crime and especially violent behavior. One common thread that is prevalent among violent teens is the lack of a father or father/male role model. The absence of a father figure has consequences that are felt throughout the community and the nation. As parents and guardians of our young men and women we must be aware of this issue and recognize that unless we act now, it will only get worse.
We see these alarming numbers at Wingate Wilderness Therapy and we know that we can help many of these teens that are struggling in todays violent environment. For immediate reasons how we can help, please call (800) 560-1599.