Youth Programme

Our inpatient addiction treatment uses a holistic approach that covers not only drug dependence but also:

  • Alcohol use
  • Prescription medication overuse
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Maladaptive behaviours
  • Self-growth
  • Family dynamics
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Social anxiety

Our programme includes regular mental health assessments performed by our team of qualified professionals, individual and group therapy sessions, peer lead groups, balanced diet and nutrition, recreational activities, holistic sessions, an intensive physical health routine guided by a team of personal trainers, positive socialisation, family sessions, and supervised access to outside group meetings. We believe in promoting change in youths’ approach to life, attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviours that will develop into an increase in their self-esteem and decision-making skills.

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Enriching Activities for Personal Growth at The Hills

After the stabilisation period, our clients are encouraged to explore new interests, regain a sense of self, learn new ways to communicate and respond to conflict and develop meaningful and healthier friendships. Our programme includes various recreational activities such as boxing, swimming, hiking, cycling, sports, camping and community events.

The Biopsychosocial Model of Substance Abuse

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According to studies, many risk factors are associated with developing substance use problems. Risk factors make a person more likely to develop these problems. The chart above shows the biological, psychological and social (biopsychosocial) risk factors for substance use problems.

How to respond when your loved one is using Marijuana?​

Facing a child’s substance abuse causes immense damage not only to the person but also to the family. Parents feelings of guilt and relationships between family members breaking or experiencing difficulties are some of the most commonly described situations. Many young adults think marijuana is not dangerous because it is legal now in many countries. Unfortunately, this has also created a rise in youth needing treatment for marijuana addiction and is the gateway to more potent substances.

Some young adults do not feel the full effects or the harm marijuana has, but some others do. Dealing with a child’s experimenting with marijuana or more developed drugs can be challenging; at The Hills Rehab, we can help. Marijuana is often one of the primary drugs of choice among young people. The first step to helping your child is to help yourself, learn about addiction and recovery, learn about harm reduction, and learn about the signs of problematic drug use.

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What can you do now?

  • Seek professional help
  • Discuss rather than interrogate, do your best to be assertive. It is important not to judge your loved one based on these signs. If you are concerned, ask how they are feeling and be ready to listen without feeling judged; begin to learn more about substance use problems and ways you may help
  • Expect resistance
  • Understand the difference between recreational drug use and addiction
  • Set boundaries and stick to them
  • Keep hope
  • Call our admissions

These are examples of signs you may be concerned about:

  • Failure to launch
    (do not wait for rock bottom to happen)
  • Mood changes
    (anger, depression, anxiety, isolation)
  • Changes in appearance, friends, personality, and routine
  • Loss of interest in hobbies, sports, school, and family activities
  • Decreased productivity and responsibility
  • Low sense of self
  • Poor self-care
  • Self-harm
  • Drug use
  • Increased need for money
  • Increase in high-risk behavior
  • Impaired concentration, judgment, and long-term thinking
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Youth Parent Review

Our son was treated at the Hills as part of their youth program (below 18). He had developed a substance use disorder and mental health issues. We had tried psychiatric treatment and outpatient counselling on a weekly basis for about one year but it didn't really improve his condition, so in-patient treatment was highly recommended. From the moment he agreed to go, things moved swiftly. We booked the flights and the center was extremely helpful in assisting with all the necessary preparations. We dropped him off and the process was very well-managed. The facilities are fantastic, but what matters most, of course, are the people who manage the center and interact with the patients. During his treatment, our son was able to benefit from the whole array of treatments. After the first 4 weeks, he was very keen to extend for another month since he realized the benefits he was experiencing. We were so pleasantly surprised since he had told us before that "rehab will be a waste of money" for him and "that it won't change him". When we picked him up after 2 months he has truly changed thanks to the fantastic work that the center did with him. From being more of a couch potato, he has now turned into a very sports-oriented person. He has adopted healthy habits and stayed away from substances. His depression has improved dramatically. He continues online weekly counselling with his great therapist (Matt) from The Hills. We are truly grateful. This is the most we could have hoped.

October 25, 2023

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