Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue

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Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue provides outpatient and inpatient services for teens with mental health challenges and/or substance addiction. The program includes 12-step intervention, DBT, CBT, group therapy, family support, aftercare support and more. Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue is located at Sherman Oaks, California.

Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

What does Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue offer?

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured, short term treatment program designed for teens who have begun to struggle in their day to day lives due to mental health, eating disorders or substance abuse. A good IOP candidate is still able to function at home and in the community but requires a treatment plan that is more comprehensive than weekly therapy. The Intensive Outpatient Program is a Joint Commission accredited program that includes individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. Clients attend treatment at Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue's beautiful, home like facilities three hours per day, three days per week.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue’s residential program for teens is an opportunity for young people who are struggling to immerse themselves in a healthy milieu that includes twenty four hour support, one-on-one therapy, psycho-educational groups, physical fitness, healthy meal plans and much more. Their residential program’s daily schedule is designed to model a healthy lifestyle.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue treatment programs place a high degree of importance on the role of family in treatment. They work closely with the family right from the very beginning. They consider the family to be the most important element of treatment. Family is the support system that the teen returns home to after they help patients develop the skills they need. Families participate in weekly and bi-weekly family therapy, parenting support groups, multi family groups and parent restoration weekend workshops on Saturdays. Without an adequate support system at home, adolescents often lapse back into old patterns and behaviors.

Aftercare Support

Aftercare is an extremely important part of recovery and all graduates are encouraged to attend their Alumni Group as a part of their relapse prevention plan. The alumni group is free of charge and open to all past clients who have completed the program successfully. The Alumni Group is designed to support past clients and help them stay on track throughout their recovery. It is a great way for them to stay in touch with their peers in recovery and receive ongoing support from certified clinicians.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue takes care of the child’s physical health as well as their mental health. In addition to a full day of therapy and academics, meal plans are provided by a registered dietitian and residents are taken to the gym as well as regularly practice yoga and mindfulness meditation.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and dysfunctional eating patterns. Many psychologists and other mental health professionals consider eating disorders to be food addictions, meaning food is being used in an addictive way (similar to drug or alcohol addiction). Certain substance abuse treatment programs will have treatment for eating disorders as one of the services offered. An eating disorder may also present as a co-occuring disorder or dual diagnosis alongside drug and alcohol addiction.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue Highlights:

Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue is proud of the fact that their holistic treatment approach is unique in the world of youth treatment programs. Their Joint Commission Gold Seal of Excellence accreditation was earned through their commitment to the highest possible standards of care. Adolescent Growth is compromised to provide a safe and relaxing space for adolescents and their families to heal their wounds and learn new, effective ways of coping with the difficult challenges they face. The driving force behind the creation of the company was threefold: Quality Care, Quantifiable Cost and Quarters that are Curative.
The facility in Sherman Oaks, California is a warm and welcoming retreat for teens in recovery. Located in an affluent neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, this facility is cheerfully decorated and richly furnished with all of the comforts of home. This newly remodeled facility is a place of hope and healing, designed to make teens feel safe and at peace while they rest, heal and recover.
Once per week Adolescent Growth - Colbath Avenue takes participating students to a charter school where they can work through appropriate grade-level assignments. The charter school they partner with is an accredited program that is based on independent study. It offers individualized learning plans for each student based on their needs, abilities and aspirations for the future. Enrolling students are tested for academic competency and their educational history is assessed. This includes a two hour assessment exam. Based on these assessments an individual performance plan is created.




  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Cash payments accepted

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