Teenage substance use should be prioritized in treatment. At the same time, falling behind in school can lead to long-term issues. Improving academics in rehab is possible when you choose a teen treatment center that offers both schooling and rehab through a teen academic assistance program.
At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, we understand that academic success is essential to helping a teenager build a lasting recovery. We offer an academic support program for teenage boys who attend rehab at our facility.
Learn more by calling 866.300.5275 and asking about the programs offered at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. We can help your teen get back on track with their academics and rebuild their self-esteem in the process. With the proper counseling, therapy, and support system in place, we believe your teen can find long-term success and happiness.
Schooling and Rehab
Many parents are concerned about their teen managing school while in rehab. Addiction is serious and has lifelong negative repercussions unless a teen gets the help they need. On the other hand, academic success is essential for a teen’s overall well-being and long-term goals. The goal of treatment is to help a teen build a strong foundation for a lasting recovery. This involves education on topics like:
- Mental health
- Relapse prevention
- Coping skills
- Communication skills
However, it’s important for a treatment center to also consider a teenager’s academic education. Teens spend most of their waking hours at school, and grades impact long-term decisions like higher education and career path.
Addressing academics during rehab is essential to ensure that a teenager is equipped with the skills they need when treatment ends.
What to Expect from a Rehab Academic Support Program
Teens who require treatment for substance use have often already fallen behind in coursework. Dependence on drugs or alcohol makes it harder to do well in school and usually also impacts attendance and participation.
When a teen struggles academically, an academic support program can provide instruction in subjects a teen should have learned, helping them get up to speed with current class materials.
Even when a teen hasn’t yet fallen behind in school, an academic support program helps ensure that when treatment ends, they’ll be ready to return to school without missing out on the material covered during their time in treatment.
The academic support program at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery includes the following:
- Individualized instruction
- Assistance with course selections
- Helpful resources for ongoing academic success
- Insight into college preparation and college applications
- Regular progress reports to parents on the teen’s academic performance
We believe that a comprehensive treatment plan is the best way to help teens build a strong foundation for both academic and recovery success.
Combining Rehab and School for Teen Success
Going to school and rehab can be beneficial. Different treatment programs take different approaches regarding simultaneously addressing rehab and school for teen clients. Ideally, it’s best to find a program that offers two key elements of support: tutoring and continued education.
Particularly when substance use is a concern, teenagers often need tutoring to identify challenge areas and get caught up to their current grade level. A teen’s academic support tutor may need to help review concepts from past coursework so that a teen has the necessary foundation to do well in current material.
Once any remedial studies have been completed, an academic support program should work either with a teen’s school or based on grade-level education expectations to ensure a teen is learning the appropriate subject material.
Some rehabs provide their own teachers, while others may work with a teen’s school to set up a distance-learning arrangement. Academic support in treatment can also provide assistance with make-up credits, GED prep, and ACT and SAT prep.
Teen Rehab and Academic Support at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery
The most effective way of ensuring a teenager benefits from both schooling and rehab is to choose a treatment program that offers academic support as a part of the treatment program.
The programs at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery support substance use recovery and academic success for teenage boys. Contact us today at 866.300.5275 to learn more about getting help for your teen at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery.