Residential Treatment Centers for Teens from Colorado
WinGate is a premier Treatment Center that offers help for teens from Colorado 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 Colorado, 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 Colorado 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 Colorado, 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 Colorado 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 Colorado
WinGate is a Wilderness Therapy Program for teens from Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado. 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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado. Based on the philosophies of the Arbinger Institute, we focus on identifying strengths and helping teens from Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado begin to transform their mind and body.
Parents of adolescents in Colorado 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.
Colorado State Parent Resources:
Mental Health America of Colorado (MHAC) - The MHAC goal is a healthy Colorado, liberated from the discrimination and stigma associated with mental illness. With MHAC, every person has full access to high-quality services for all mental health and substance use disorders. MHAC promotes mental health to the residents of Colorado through cooperation with strategic partners. Their goal is to expand access to services and transform methods of healthcare.
Colorado Department of Human Services (Office of Behavioral Health) - OBH supports, funds, and monitors various substance abuse and mental health community providers and programs. They are not only responsible for policy development and coordination, but also program evaluation and monitoring for the public behavioral health system. OBH is the authority for Colorado State's behavioral health. Their community programs assure quality and competent behavioral health prevention, intervention, and treatment services through setting and monitoring standards of care.
Mistakes Parents Make When Seeking Treatment for Their Teen from Colorado
Many parents from Colorado love their teen(s) so much that they want them to be close to home for the duration of their treatment program or boarding school stay. But to be effective a treatment program needs to be able to apply consistent methods and in a setting where the teen is not surrounded by familiar places and more importantly friends, influencers and family members. Teens can then more easily focus on the work they are doing in the program or school.
As mentioned previously, there are many mistakes that can be made when selecting a program or school for your teen. Often parents choose the least expensive program because that is all they can afford. But unless you and your teen are extremely lucky the least cost program is more often the least effective program or school as well. Then you end up not getting results and you have lost a lot of money and time in the process. Call Wingate and get a professional opinion on your teen's program needs: (800) 560-1599.