Oasis Behavioral Health is proud to offer an inpatient adolescent treatment program designed to manage acute crises and provide intense treatment services for adolescents between the ages of 11 and 17 who require stabilization for acute symptoms of psychiatric disorders and/or chemical dependency. Adolescents who are admitted for acute crisis treatment typically demonstrate that they are a danger to themselves or others and lack the familial, personal, and community supports necessary to resolve or effectively manage these problems outside of our care.
Our acute adolescent program in Chandler, AZ, serves youth who have a wide range of needs and different functional abilities, which is why our program adapts to the unique needs of each client. The multi-disciplinary treatment team composed of the psychiatrists, nurses, therapists, care coordinators, technicians, pharmacist, nutritionist, and other adjunctive therapies lends itself well to a program that relies on adaptability. Recognition of meaningful cultural traditions is a key focus for any client requesting such and/or if deemed beneficial to treatment.
Substance abuse and psychiatric problems often occur together, and our treatment team works to ensure that assessments, counseling, activities, treatment, and transition planning are approached accordingly. The adolescent program is staffed with professionals that specialize in co-occurring disorders and offers special components built into the program schedule. Group, activity, education, individual, and family sessions are provided with a focus on treating both conditions simultaneously. Medication assessment and management, including prescribing, administering, and monitoring are provided under the direction of the attending psychiatrist or designated practitioner. Throughout the course of treatment, the client’s recovery is greatly encouraged by the staff who provide a positive and encouraging environment instilling within the adolescent and their family a sense of hope, purpose, and optimism.