Atlanta’s Leading Inpatient Treatment Program for Adolescents & Teens

The inpatient program at Riverwoods Behavioral Health System is the acutest level of care offered and is designed to offer a safe, secure environment for recovery and development for adolescents ages 10-17.

What to Expect

Learn more about what to expect in our adolescent inpatient program.

While in our inpatient program near Atlanta, Georgia, our adolescent and teen patients are housed in a safe, secure, locked environment under the around-the-clock supervision of our multi-disciplinary team of licensed masters-level therapists, mental health professionals, pharmacists, nurses, and doctors. Upon admission to the inpatient program, the adolescent, and their parent or guardian will meet with our team of professionals to gather all needed history of illness and symptoms. With this knowledge, we can organize and structure a treatment plan best suited to the needs of the individual. Every patient will attend individual as well as group therapy sessions. Since adolescents are typically a part of a family system, we utilize family therapy sessions to address family issues and concerns in order to better provide a safe and seamless transition back into the home environment upon discharge. Patients will be seen by a psychiatrist within 24 hours of admission and then daily to begin and manage medications when and if necessary.

Treatment and Therapy Types

Riverwoods Behavioral Health Systems utilizes a wide variety of treatment modalities and therapy types.

Various tools and types of groups will be employed throughout the adolescent’s inpatient treatment. At admission, each patient will get their own workbook that is loaded with educational tools and daily tasks to help explore and gain insight into their current situation. While in treatment, some of the various groups that patients will attend include but are not limited to coping skills, process, educational, creative expression, peer pressure, chemical dependency education, social skills, relationship development, and relapse prevention groups. As patients grow and learn to use the skills they have acquired through their group participation and activities, they earn points in our rewards based behavior modification model. Through the demonstration of healthy decision making, the points that are earned will offer them special rewards and extended privileges.

Aftercare Planning

We help our clients integrate back into daily life upon discharged from our adolescent inpatient program.

Various tools and types of groups will be employed throughout the adolescent’s inpatient treatment. At admission, each patient will get their own workbook that is loaded with educational tools and daily tasks to help explore and gain insight into their current situation. While in treatment, some of the various groups that patients will attend include but are not limited to coping skills, process, educational, creative expression, peer pressure, chemical dependency education, social skills, relationship development, and relapse prevention groups. As patients grow and learn to use the skills they have acquired through their group participation and activities, they earn points in our rewards based behavior modification model. Through the demonstration of healthy decision making, the points that are earned will offer them special rewards and extended privileges.

Example Treatment Schedule

Download an example schedule of the programming and activities that our adolescent patients participate in during their stay at Riverwoods.

Example Treatment Schedule

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