Rick Thompson has worked with adolescents throughout his counseling career and has designed a treatment program specific to the needs of adolescents. Our philosophy in working with adolescents is to work with the client and his/her family to seek solutions to life without the use of mood and mind altering substances.
Although it may be difficult to comprehend alcoholism and addiction as a brain disease. It is most important to arrest this disease as soon as possible especially in adolescents because their brain is still developing until the age of 24.
The use of any mood or mind altering substance can cause permanent damage at a crucial time in your child’s life. We look at Alcoholism and/or Addiction as the primary problem so if your child is struggling with depression, anxiety, anger issues, attention deficits, medical or behavioral challenges addressing alcohol and/or drug use is imperative to a healthy future.
We understand that many adolescents are abusing marijuana and because of recent political agendas it may seem that the use of marijuana is a benign drug. To the contrary the marijuana of today is a highly addictive psychoactive drug. The amount of THC in marijuana has significantly increased since the 1970’s and with the use of Dabs and Wax the THC levels can be as high as 85-95% pure causing psychotic breaks and severe brain dysfunction.
Education and Prevention
In addition to private substance abuse treatment for adolescents, Recovery Resources provides substance abuse prevention education and interventions through counseling designed for adolescents on site at many schools in Tulare County. We also provide brief counseling and educational experiences to clients that present with beginning experimentation of substances in our facility in Visalia.