Teen Drug Addiction Treatment Center Los Angeles

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Our well known Teen Rehab and Teen Drug Treatment Program in Los Angeles holistically helps adolescents deal with their teen substance abuse issues and recover from depression. Learn the warning signs of teenage drug abuse and depression. Help your teen recover today.

The Key Transitions Teen Drug Treatment Program works well for teens struggling with addiction and  substance abuse. Our counsellors and clinical professionals help make adolescents feel disarmed and comfortable enough to express themselves, which promotes growth. It’s important to understand that a teenager’s brain is still in the development stage, and must be handled with specific care during adolescent substance abuse treatment. When your child is entering their teenage years, you’ll notice them disagreeing with virtually all of your advice. This is magnified if your teen is struggling with drug addiction.

The Key Transitions Teen Outpatient Program and Teen Partial Hospitalization Program are unique programs which are carefully crafted for each struggling teen. We have successfully helped teens and families of adolescents who struggle with teen drug addiction, dependency issues, behavioral issues, and a wide range of teen mental health issues.

Our teen addiction treatment center uses evidence based therapy and a wide range of methods to help teens and young adults recover from depression, and mental health issue. These issues often go hand in hand with drug abuse.

Key Transitions accepts most PPO insurance plans, where up to 100% of treatment costs could be covered by insurance. 

We unfortunately do not accept Medi-Cal or MediCaid plans.

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Key Transitions is  among the best teen treatment centers in LA and has a different therapeutic approach which combines Mentorship programs, with Individual Teen Therapy, Group Therapy, and Family therapy for better mental health.

At Key Transitions, we also have specialized teen drug addiction treatment programs like Marijuana addiction treatment, Alcohol addiction treatment, Cocaine addiction treatment, opioid addiction treatment, and Xanax addiction treatment.

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"Key Transitions depression treatment has been a lifesaver for our daughter and family. Everyone we dealt with on their team has been so supportive in more ways than one."

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"Key Transitions has been a valuable resource in my recovery from depression, trauma, and anxiety. I'm so grateful to my parents for finding this company when they did. It completely changed my life."

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"Key Transitions has completely changed my life. They taught me the skills and tools I needed to stop smoking weed and be more positive. I am forever grateful for my therapy sessions at Key Transitions. Thank you for all that you've done for me."

Teen Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles

The clinical experts at Key Transitions that handle our Teen Addiction Treatment Program has had the privilege of working with countless young adults over the years, assisting them in their drug rehabilitation journeys. Our clinical Teen drug treatment program directors are committed to creating recovery programs that suit teenagers’ needs at all stages of their journey. We use a unique approach, where the solution helps teens across every aspect of their recovery, making it seamless and comfortable.

Illustrated below are some comprehensive treatment options offered by Key Transitions and an overview of which program may be most suitable for your teen. Each program includes aspects from our Teen mental health treatment programs as well.

Drug addiction in teens must be handled with high levels of professionalism to reduce the risk of relapse. Teen drug addiction treatment programs in Los Angeles  California, U.S. requires all rehab centers and medical facilities to meet specific thresholds for drug addiction.

Teenage Intensive Outpatient Program14-17 years
  • The comfort of their own homes,
  • Benefit from community support,
  • It aims to restore physical wellbeing,
  • Impart essential information, skills, and resources,

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Teen Partial Hospitalization Program14-21 years
  • It runs for 8 hours a day for 4 days each week,
  • Free to return to their own homes at the end of each treatment session,
  • Ideal for candidates capable of minimal functioning without risking their wellbeing,
  • Benefitting from family time, home comfort, and community support.

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Key Housing(Sober Living)14-17 years
  • Structured, transitional aftercare program for teen boys,
  • Appropriate for Teens completed wilderness or primary treatment,
  • Freedom and warmth are similar to  home environment,
  • Provide skills and support to manage day to day life smoothly.

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Residential Treatment Program14-21 years
    • Ideal for candidates who require around the clock support,
    • Recommended for adolescents who may pose a threat to themselves or those around them, 
    • Clinically intensive,
    • Focuses on restoring physical wellbeing and functioning

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What is Teen Drug Abuse or Addiction?

Teen Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease characterized by compulsive or uncontrollable drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain—in structure and function—and those brain changes can be long-lasting and lead to increased vulnerability to other addictions.

The way we talk about teen rehab has changed in our society. Treatment for teen substance use disorders has become the recognized phrase for what was once known as teen drug rehab. Teen rehab is not just for teen substance abuse issues anymore. Adolescents are going to rehab for a wide range of psychological and mental health issues. Although many teen rehab programs are still focused on adolescent drug abuse –  mental health, behavioral issues and depression are often times the core reasons for why teenagers use drugs. This new understanding about drugs and addiction, has pushed society to critically think about two things:

  • Understand addiction as a chronic relapsing disease
  • and Destigmatize treatment for teen substance use disorders

The facts about drug addiction are scary! According to National Institute on Drug data, two-thirds of teens in the US drink alcohol before getting into their senior year of high school. More than half of the teenagers admitted using an illegal drug. A large number of teenagers also revealed that they had abused prescription drugs by using them recreationally.

A teenager addicted to drugs may engage in other forms of risky behavior, including drinking alcohol, binge eating, and unsafe sex. Adolescent drug abuse can profoundly impact academic performance, future career prospects, relationships with family members, peers, and overall quality of life. If you choose to send your adolescent to a treatment center be sure to look into the academic support they offer. Key Transitions offers academic support in all of our teen outpatient programs.

Those suffering from teen drug addiction, often know how to take advantage of parents’ naivety to exploit them, which prevents parents from taking action to help their struggling teens. One clear indicator of potential teen substance abuse is if your teenager stealing and lying. With the advent of social media, some drugs are becoming more normalized, and as a result, most teenagers often feel pressure to experiment with drugs earlier in their teens. During this stage, most teens start abusing alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or other prescription meds. As a parent, you should know what drugs are most frequently used by teenagers, encourage substance abuse education and open dialogue with your teenagers about these issues. It’s also important to know It’s important to know what to do if you find weed in your child’s room.

When your teenager is admitted into one of our adolescent treatment programs, we build custom therapy plan just for them, specific to their needs and your families issues. This begins a life-changing reconstruction process to gain sobriety. We help your teenager control over their mind through clinically based CBT therapy practices, and we promote the practice of a holistic lifestyle approach with yoga, mediation, and more.

The Key Transitions Los Angeles Outpatient Teen Drug Rehab program encompasses several different types of therapy. Your teenager is surrounded all day by clinical experts who understand the intricacies of how to help a struggling teen.

There are many different types of teen drug abuse treatment programs, including therapeutic boarding schools, RTC camps, intense family therapy sessions, and wilderness therapy. The teen drug addiction treatment program that is best for your child depends on the type of teen addiction problem he or she is experiencing. Contact us now.


Does Your Adolescent Need Teen Drug Treatment or Teen Rehab?

Teen Drug Treatment and Teen Drug Rehab are two similar but different things. We currently service the Los Angeles community. Our Teen Rehab and Teen Drug Treatment programs are both outpatient, meaning your adolescent goes home at the end of the day. If you have found it very difficult to deal with your child’s behavior, they’re lying or stealing, sneaking out at night, and using drugs, then contact us to learn more about our Teen rehab and Teen drug treatment programs. It’s important to understand that teenagers experiment with drugs due to curiosity or peer pressure. Most parents only realize their teens have a problem with drugs and alcohol when their adolescents can’t stop using the substances on their own or when it starts to affect their relationships with family and friends; however,1 in 10 young people are addicted to drugs and alcohol without realizing it. Also, the reasons for drug use among teens vary.

What are the Common Signs of Substance Abuse in Teens?

Drug addiction impairs the brain and body, making the teen perform poorly in different areas, and this is the reason why your teen needs treatment. The most common symptoms of drug addiction or underlying psychiatric disorders in teens include the following:

  • Petty Theft: The teen steals little cash or hides credit cards to buy drugs.
  • Sleep Disorders: The addict might develop insomnia or sleep for many hours.
  • Abusing Other Drugs: Tolerance to the drug might push them to try different drugs.
  • Changing Friends: Once teens become drug addicts, they leave their old friends and join other drug users.
  • Increased Dosage: Long-term drug use creates tolerance, which means the dosage must increase to attain the same effects.
  • Change in Physiological Features: A teen addicted to drugs may have red eyes, a running nose, loss of weight, and bad breath.
  • Psychological Problems: The teen might develop anger management problems and become easily irritable and moody.

Teens receive many mixed signals about drug and alcohol abuse. The scenario has been magnified due to mainstream celebrities glorifying substances like Marijuana, Molly, and Purple Drank. More adolescents abuse cannabis than ever before due to the societal norms of cannabis.

Common Withdrawal Symptoms of Teen Drug Addicts

When a teen stops taking drugs, the risks of developing withdrawal symptoms also become high. The following are the most common withdrawal symptoms:

#1 Mental and Emotional Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Cognitive: Poor memory, poor concentration
  • Anxiety: Anxiety, restlessness, panic attacks, irritability
  • Sleep: Insomnia, sleeping for long hours
  • Depression: Social isolation, poor appetite

#2 Physical Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Skin: Tingling, sweating

  • Head: Dizziness, headaches

  • Gastrointestinal: Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach ache

  • Chest: Difficulty breathing, chest tightness

  • Heart: palpitations, racing heart, skipped beat

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Tips On How Parents Can Prevent Teen Drug Abuse, Before Teen Rehab is Necessary

Prevention of teen drug abuse is critical for a variety of reasons. Teenagers are still forming critical life skills, as well as their identities, preferences, and dislikes. Teenagers who experiement with drugs to fit in or make friends may unintentionally set themselves up for a possibly fatal habit.

Influence of the Family

Drug and alcohol misuse prevention should begin at home. Parents may talk to their children about the dangers of drug and alcohol usage and explain the repercussions. Talking to children while they are young helps lay a solid basis for drug knowledge. Be sure to speak from the heart, and non aggressively. Don’t attack your teenager, or make accusations, just do your best to have heartfelt loving discussions.

Educational Resources

Government entities, local leaders, and school employees all try to teach adolescents how to live drug-free lives. Much of this is aimed at preventing teenage drug usage before they enter adulthood or the real world.

Stop Teen Addiction in Its Tracks Before It Gets Any Worse

Teenage drug abuse prevention can assist prevent kids from having a lifelong SUD (Substance Abuse Disorder); Teens who currently have a problem should seek treatment. If you are a teenager reading this, it’s okay to contact us. We are here to help you and your family get through this tough time. 

Peer support groups are regarded as an integral part of the addiction treatment process. 

Peer support options available today include:

  • In-person self-help groups
  • Online support groups
  • Peer-maintained or operated programs
  • Peer partnerships
  • Peers in health care settings who act as peer advocates
  • Peer expert
  • Peer case managers

If your teenager is having negative thoughts, this is natural. Learning how to move outside of themselves and stay in control of their emotions is the best self-help treatment. They shouldn’t be afraid to seek more help if they are having trouble. We can help with this, and our outpatient programs focus on this type of self-help treatment for teens.


Teen drug addiction is a delicate subject that must be handled with utmost care. Every relevant family member must work in unison to address a teen drug addiction problem with the highest level of care, love and professionalism. At Key Transitions, programs encourage clients’ families to actively participate in their recovery in a safe, supportive environment. We use evidence-based, and diverse approaches, including mindfulness, family support, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help teens deal with substance abuse disorders. Teen drug treatment isn’t something that happens over night, it’s a process.

Our Teen IOP, offers individual therapy, medication evaluation, monitoring, relapse prevention groups, and family therapy. We provide urine drug screens, reports for formal litigation processes, and collaborative care with other providers on your treatment team. We have an entire team under one roof dedicated to understanding your teenagers story, and collaborating to work out the best treatment path that will work for them.


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Teen IOP

Teen Sober Living

Mentorship & Companioning

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several reasons why drug detox is necessary, when considering teen drug treatment. First, medical detox is the safest and most effective method of managing withdrawal. Unlike other drug addiction methods, which can cause severe withdrawal symptoms after removing toxic substances from the body, drug detox balances both.

Second, drug detox creates mental and physical stability.

There is no one-for-all method of managing drug addiction in teens. What might work for one teen might be ineffective or harmful to another, mainly due to varying body functions.

Your teen will be in drug rehab with us for an extended period (30 – 120 days). During the 4-8 week Adolescent Intensive Outpatient treatment program, teenagers learn life-management skills, not just in a group setting but with an innovative approach developed specifically for this age group.

We use a unique approach, where the solution offered to parents of the drug addict teen covers every aspect of their recovery, making it seamless and comfortable.

Yes, the treatment program is licensed, regulated, insured, and accredited.

They might or may not. It is always advised you get your child diagnosed and seek help whenever required.

Yes, the treatment program provides private, safe facilities with onsite professional medical care. They will also be certified for the same.

Yes, your child is supervised by a certified professional and degreed staff 24/7 whenever he or she requires one.

Yes, the treatment program offers comprehensive individual, group, and family therapy.

Yes Key Transitions Teen Drug treatment program and teen rehab program does accept most PPO insurance plans.

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We unfortunately do not accept Medi-Cal or MediCaid plans.

Drug addiction impairs the brain and body, making the teen perform dismally in different areas. Their behavior changes with petty theft, sleeping disorder, running nose, bad breath, changing friends frequently, poor performance

How long an adolescent stays in Teen rehab varies on the treatment needed. It can be for 15 days and can last for 5 months.

A teen rehabilitation center is a facility that provides therapy and treatments designed to help people recover from various illnesses, physical or otherwise, usually caused by substance addiction

There are many different ways to treat teen depression. Of course, this decision should be taken with the help of a certified counselor. If you reside in Los Angeles, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Westwood, Pacific Palisades, or Beverly Hills, and you think your teenager is going through depression. In that case, Key Transitions is here to help you figure out how to get them through this situation.

Some adolescents experience a lack of attention from their families. They might be reserved or socially awkward. This results in anxious behavior and a depressed mindset. If they feel left out by their loved ones, they might find solace in marijuana and alcohol. We must encourage a cordial and happy environment at home for kids to avoid drug abuse. Also, we can encourage them to involve in more productive activities like sports, dancing, and painting to avoid any sort of anxiousness.

The use of drugs has a considerable harmful effect on the development of an adolescent’s brain. Drugs influence mental health disorders that can lead to psychosis, or other issues, like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), borderline personality disorder, serious mental illness (SMI), and more.

Yes, Pediatricians manage your child's medication regimen and specialize in the treatment of children and teenagers.

Yes, the Key Transitions Teen Drug Treatment program offers individualized, academic support throughout the day. 

Yes, it does. Accepting personal accountability is difficult for many persons in recovery. Spirituality can help people heal from their mistakes in the past. Forgiveness, reconnection with others, and a sense of belonging are all common components of spiritual healing.