Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is commonly thought of as a mental health problem in children and adolescents, characterized by defiant or disobedient behavior toward authority figures. However, when undiagnosed or untreated, ODD symptoms can follow a person into adulthood. Lashing out at college professors or employers. Getting into trouble with law enforcement—over something as simple as a traffic violation. Or, even just arguing with others for no real reason. There are countless scenarios in which ODD could have devastating consequences on the people it affects.

The good news? Treatment for ODD isn’t just possible, it’s what the experts at Adolescent Growth do every day. Our comprehensive ODD treatment program addresses the underlying biological, genetic and environmental factors that may be related to the onset of this illness. Every client who walks through our doors gets an individualized treatment plan to help them manage ODD and live a more fulfilling life.

A group of young adults during a group therapy session for oppositional defiant disorder.
When undiagnosed or untreated, ODD symptoms can follow a person into adulthood—with devastating effects.

Does ODD Treatment Work?

This is a valid question, and it could be something you’re asking yourself right now. The answer? Yes, treatment for ODD can work, especially when you find a program that makes sense for you. At Growth Extended, we believe the best path to recovery from ODD is through an individualized approach that considers the whole person. Think about it: no other person in the world is exactly like you. So, it stands to reason that your ODD treatment plan should be just as unique.

Clients who come to us for help get a custom-tailored program that focuses on their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, while addressing simultaneously occurring conditions like eating disorders, bipolar, anxiety or substance abuse.

ODD Treatment: 3 Levels of Care

Our friendly admissions team wants to help you get started with treatment for ODD by answering any questions you might have about the process. All it takes is a phone call, and you could be on your way to recovery. After a free initial evaluation, our experts will make recommendations for your recovery. Call today, or learn more about our three treatment levels:

What is ODD Treatment Like at Growth Extended?

At Growth Extended, we don’t just want you to feel better in the short term, we want to give you the skills you need for lifelong recovery. That’s why our top priority is to welcome you into our family of therapists, doctors and fellow recovering clients—all of whom want to see you succeed. We know it takes courage to ask for help with ODD. And, with so many choices, it can be overwhelming to find the best option for you or your loved one. That’s why we’re here.

Joint Commission Accredited Treatment for ODD

Any ODD treatment center can tell you it offers a great program. But, only the best can back it up with Gold Seal accreditation from the Joint Commission. Founded in 1951, this independent, non-profit organization is nationally recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting key performance standards.

While we’re proud of our accreditation and what it means for our clients, we’re even prouder of what our alumni have to say about their experiences at Growth Extended. From depression and eating disorders to addiction and co-occurring conditions, we specialize in treating the whole person, not just a single set of symptoms.

Find Your Place of Healing at Growth Extended

Our goal is the same as yours: To help you or a loved one overcome ODD and live a happier, more fulfilling life. Find out more about how we can help you reach your full potential, or contact us today to get started.


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