primary residential treatment

For Adolescent Boys & Girls in Irvine, CA

Primary residential treatment gives teens struggling with mental health challenges and substance use disorder a safe, supported place to stop destructive cycles, find the tools they need to change, and feel the support they need to heal. It is an appropriate first step in a recovery journey, or an option for adolescents who have past failed attempts at recovery.

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the adolescent treatment community

Our gender-specific adolescent treatment communities in Orange County provide our clients with a true home away from home — an experience that is unparalleled in the adolescent treatment community. Sustain Recovery is proud to offer:

Residential homes fully licensed with the California Department of Social Services
A staff-to-client ratio
of one-to-three
A maximum of six
residents per house
24/7 staff awake and
on-duty to monitor clients

These organizational decisions allow us to provide highly individualized care that addresses the specific needs of each resident, whether they are suffering from substance use, mental health challenges, or both.

adolescent treatment for mental health & substance use

Our community provides a safe space for adolescents to do the work of recovery. This includes a robust daily schedule of clinical care. Every client receives an individualized treatment plan based on their bio-psycho-social assessment, family feedback, medical analysis, and other factors. However, all adolescent treatment plans contain a mix of therapeutic modalities that are scientifically proven to benefit adolescents, including:

  • Support Groups
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Educational Training & Tutoring
  • Academics (including credit recovery programs)
  • Life Skills
  • Transportation Services
  • Food & Nutritional Guidance
  • Music Therapy
  • Adventure Learning
  • MMA/Boxing
  • 12 Step Immersion 
  • And More

a continuum of adolescent care

Studies show that longer treatment stays of 60 to 90 days result in significantly improved outcomes for adolescents. With a comprehensive continuum of care from primary residential treatment to outpatient programs, Sustain Recovery can support adolescents as they transition through each stage of their recovery, minimizing the disruption that such transitions can bring and offering them a smoother road to recovery.

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residential treatment for mental health

Nationwide, we are facing an adolescent mental health crisis, with children suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders at unprecedented rates. Sustain Recovery is equipped to meet the needs of adolescents struggling with a variety of mental health concerns, including:

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Compulsive Behavior
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Self-Harm
  • Trauma
  • And More

residential treatment for substance use

For many adolescents, substance use is the symptom of deeper emotional issues — and a desperate attempt to numb the pain. We address both the use of illicit substances and the underlying issues, so long-term recovery is possible. Our team is trained to support adolescents using and abusing:

Prescription Pills

residential treatment for adolescents in orange county

With more than 300 days of sunshine per year and 42 miles of spectacular California coastline, Orange County is one of the most beautiful places in the country to reconnect with the beauty of life and to begin a new journey in recovery. What’s more, it is home to a vibrant community of young adult 12 Step fellowships, where teens and young adults can walk the path of recovery together. Sustain Recovery is dedicated to introducing clients to this valuable community, and 12 Step immersion is an integral part of our primary residential programming.

parenting an adolescent in crisis

Parents who are caught in the fight for their sons’ or daughters’ lives may find it hard to imagine handing off the daily care of their child to someone else. We know because we’ve been there. However, there are some circumstances that are beyond a parent’s ability to cope. Choosing primary residential treatment for your teen gives them access to the structured programming and expert clinicians that are their best chance at living a better life.

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