Wellington Retreat Opens Physician-Directed Adolescent Program

Wellington Retreat’s Adolescent and Family Program aims for individual success.

West Palm Beach, Florida January 25, 2012

Wellington Retreat, an addiction and psychiatric treatment facility, has opened an Adolescent and Family Program in consultation with Nathan Fears & Associates, a leader in adolescent treatment programs with over 25 years experience.

At Wellington Retreat, each patient’s care is personally directed by leading neuropsychiatrist and addictionologist Dr. Robert A. Moran, and the Adolescent and Family Program adds to the facility’s uniqueness, as it is one of the few physician-directed programs in the state of Florida, as well as the entire country.

The Adolescent and Family Program serves adolescents aged 13 to 18, in a gender-specific, inpatient environment, where they develop the skills and tools they need to make healthy and appropriate life decisions. Wellington coaches adolescents to reach a complete understanding of themselves and the important role they play within society, and more specifically, their family. “It is experiential in its clinical approach, with a tremendous focus on living skills, decision-making skills, and family recovery,” said Adolescent Consultant and Certified Senior Addiction Counselor Nathan Fears.

Wellington Retreat understands that the needs of adolescents differ from those of adults, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. A comprehensive biopsychosocial evaluation is completed to determine diagnosis and treatment plans which are then implemented in a safe, structured, and nurturing environment, with comfortable, gender-specific housing available. “The program utilizes only evidence-based interventions as supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the National Institute of Mental Health”, states Dr. Robert Moran, Medical Director and CEO of Wellington Retreat.

Treatment is based upon empirically-supported therapies, which are tailored to the individual adolescent’s specific needs. With a family component and intensive one-to-one therapy, along with two years of aftercare and follow-up, Wellington’s Adolescent and Family Program aim for individual success.

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