What We Treat
Growth Extended provides comprehensive treatment for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 and adults 18 and over who suffer from eating disorders, mental health conditions, substance abuse, and co-occurring conditions. Our experienced team of professionals provides help our clients with behavioral, psychological, and emotional problems. We are dedicated to helping our clients in our care overcome their struggles and regain control over their life. We also work with the families of our clients to repair any damaged relationships, as well as ensure that they can provide the best support upon discharge to prevent relapse.
Our devoted staff cares greatly about the clients in our care, and they know how to speak to them and facilitate lasting change. Our facility in Chicago is our Midwest branch, and it is accredited by the Joint Commission. It provides a comfortable and supportive environment for teenagers to work on their inner struggles. Our programs are tailor-made to each individual and his or her unique situation.
Adolescents are the age group most at risk of developing an eating disorder. Although eating disorders are serious mental conditions and not diets, they often develop as a result of a desire to be thin. With the unhealthy standards of beauty in modern society, both teenagers and adults find themselves struggling to be as thin as the models, actors and actresses they see around them.
The stress and pressure to fit in and succeed may also lead to a desire to control one’s food consumption and weight, leading to an unhealthy relationship with food. Treatment for an eating disorder needs to address more than just eating habits; it also needs to address the distorted thoughts and behaviors accompanying the disorder. At Growth Extended, we have staff members who specialize in treating eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. You can recover from eating disorders at Growth Extended.
Mental Health Disorders
At Growth Extended, we have treatment programs using the latest evidence-based treatment modalities for mental health conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and many other condition. We have experienced clinicians who develop treatment plans for each client in our care to overcome their mental health condition and learn healthy coping skills and stress relief techniques. We are known in the industry for providing incomparable mental health treatment.
Teenagers who abuse drugs and alcohol are at risk of struggling with addiction for the rest of their lives. Moreover, adults who struggle with substances typically began using as a teenager. Our substance abuse treatment program, overseen by a multidisciplinary team of addiction professionals, helps teenagers and adults to recognize the underlying issues and triggers that fuel their substance abuse. They learn healthy coping mechanisms and stress relief techniques, as well as follow the proven 12-step plan for treating substance abuse. We also offer relapse prevention plans and a discharge strategy to reduce the risk of relapse. Our clients can overcome their substance abuse problems and live a successful, sober life.
Substance abuse, mental health disorders, and eating disorders have a high rate of comorbidity, or occurring simultaneously. In order to fully recover, all underlying and co-occurring condition must be treated concurrently. For example, a person may suffer from depression or anxiety and turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. However, the relief from the drugs or alcohol will only be short-lived, so he or she will once again turn to a mood-altering substance, and soon become addicted. If only the addiction is treated, then he or she will still suffer from depression or anxiety and not know how to manage it without drugs or alcohol, leading to a relapse. At Growth Extended, we have a multidisciplinary team of licensed professionals who can help with all co-occurring conditions at the same time. Our clients undergo comprehensive assessments to help us recognize all areas requiring help. We then create an individualized treatment program that provides the support necessary to overcome all problems.
If you are ready to get help for yourself or your child, do not wait. The sooner you can get help, the better chance you have for a successful recovery. Our admissions team is ready to discuss our treatment programs with you. Call us at 888.948.9998.