Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment

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Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment is a thirty-six bed residential treatment center operated by the New Mexico Department of Health, accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) and Medicaid approved.

Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Focus:

Mental Health

Mental Health Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and more. Mental health professionals at these facilities are trained to understand and treat mental health issues, both in individual and group settings.

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.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Contributions to the resident’s care come from education, milieu, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, recreation and social work and are integrated into an individualized treatment plan. The treatment plan is explained in terms the residents and their families can understand and are reviewed every thirty days or as clinically indicated.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Discharge planning begins the day of admission, and will result in the development of a comprehensive discharge plan. The resident and the Sequoyah Treatment Team will work together to make decisions about discharge services. Residents who do not complete treatment successfully are involuntarily discharged. A resident may be involuntarily discharged if he elopes (runs away), does not participate in his treatment, or does not benefit from Sequoyah’s program. Each resident is responsible for the outcome of his treatment.

Therapies Offered:

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.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

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.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Highlights:

Sequoyah provides care, treatment, and reintegration into society for males ages 13-17 who have a history of violence, have a mental health disorder and who are amenable to treatment. Services are provided based upon the client's needs. The adolescent must have the cognitive capacity to benefit from verbal therapies and milieu programming offered at Sequoyah.
Sequoyah utilizes the Building Bridges Initiative guiding principles and a trauma- informed approach with a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment in a culturally sensitive environment to address the individual needs of each resident.
Sequoyah offers a Recreation program for all residents as an adjunct to the treatment process that focuses on raising awareness of the important role recreation plays in establishing a healthy life-style. Their high school size gymnasium, playing field and sand volleyball court provide the therapeutic play environment needed for highly active adolescents with high energy needs. A wide variety of activities including sports and games, outdoor hiking, horticulture and greenhouse, arts and crafts and community and cultural experiences all contribute to a rich, therapeutic experience for all of our residents.
Sequoyah School is an accredited school serving grades 6-12. There are four classrooms which provide services for the four lodges. Sequoyah teachers are highly qualified across the core areas of Math, English, Social Studies and Science. Each classroom has its own teacher and educational assistant. Psych techs are utilized to maintain a five to one ratio of support for the residents. Special education services and testing are provided as needed.




  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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