Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services is a northern California treatment center for teens with addiction, substance abuse, mental health and behavioral issues, offering two distinct treatment tracks.
Our Residential Treatment Program in Petaluma (above), part of Sonoma County, is designed for boys, ages 12 to 17, struggling with addiction, behavioral problems, and co-occurring mental health issues. With a nationally renowned clinical program headed by a highly credentialed staff, comprehensive diagnostic testing, year-round academics, and outdoor adventure therapy, Muir Wood is considered the gold standard in residential teen addiction treatment by parents, therapists, doctors and addiction experts alike.
Our Outpatient Program in San Rafael, CA (left) includes 12-week Day Treatment and 12-week Intensive Outpatient tracks which focus on teen boys and girls struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring issues. Teens are assessed by a licensed therapist prior to admission to determine the appropriate level of care. Clients receive one individualized counseling session and one family therapy session per week. As family involvement is a hallmark of the Muir Wood program, parents are required to participate in a weekly Multi-Family Process Group, and asked to attend a weekly Al-Anon Meeting.
“I can tell you from my personal experience that the staff at Muir Wood saved my family. My son was battling addiction and that battle was destroying him and us. It is my most sincere belief that only due to the extraordinary skill of the staff at Muir Wood is my family intact today.” – D.B., father of a Muir Wood Alumni
Our boys residential addiction treatment program in Petaluma, California engages and challenges boys to develop recovery skills, accountability, responsibility, spiritual awareness, and life skills.
Our Intensive Outpatient Program in San Rafael, California helps boys and girls with addiction and behavioral health issues through 12 weeks of individualized therapy, family therapy, and focused group work.
Muir Wood sets the standard for teen addiction treatment, with a philosophy that emphasizes respect and kindness over control or confrontation. In addition to our world class residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs, our attention to family participation, commitment to academic success and focus on long-term recovery make Muir Wood the adolescent program of choice for parents and professionals.
Boys Residential Program Highlights:
Boys & Girls Outpatient Program Highlights:
Our Boys Residential Treatment Program features an academic program that provides a nurturing and challenging environment in which boys can fulfill their academic potential and continue with their studies while in treatment. Your son has a number of academic options, including continuing to work with his current school on an independent study basis, or enrolling in our on-site classroom, the Muir Wood Learning Center. In either case, our credentialed teachers are here to support your son in his academic and therapeutic recovery work.
Teens Thrive at Muir Wood.
If you're concerned about your son or daughter, please call us today. Muir Wood offers free assessments by a licensed therapist to determine if treatment is warranted. We're here to help.
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Our campus in Petaluma, California (just north of San Francisco), offers teen boys the safe and supportive environment they need for recovery.
Catering to the Individual
Teens today experience a unique set of pressures, and with the number of new “designer” drugs available at schools, on store shelves, and the ease of obtaining all forms of cannabis these days, it can be easy to slip into a path of addiction. As a parent, your first instinct may be to protect them from outside pressures.
At Muir Wood, our staff is highly credentialed and qualified to cater to your teen's individual needs. Our residential and outpatient treatment programs delve deep into teen addiction issues and get to the root of problems. Our philosophy is that substance abuse is merely a symptom to more profound underlying issues. By developing a unique program that utilizes proven addiction therapeutic techniques, we can help your teen achieve sobriety and start on a path to a new and rewarding way of life.
Marijuana abuse as well as prescription drug addiction are among the most prevalent issues teens come to our treatment center with. But our individualized plans are devised to focus on any addiction, behavioral issue and/or any combination of co-occurring mental illness.
Treating Two Illnesses at Once
Dealing with a dual diagnosis can be difficult, but especially for teen boys. With all the pressures of school, becoming a man, and finding their place in the world, dealing with a co-occurring addiction and mental health issue can seem overwhelming.
At Muir Wood, we provide exceptional care for teens suffering from a dual diagnosis. Our staff are highly credentialed and qualified to deal with both addiction and other co-occurring mental disorders. Whether it’s ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, or a Major Depressive Disorder, our staff can outline an individualized treatment plan specific to your son’s needs. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
A Once in a Lifetime Experience
The unique setting at Muir Wood in Petaluma, CA. is one of solitude and peace, promoting both introspection and serenity within our patients. Our goal is to provide only the best treatment therapies for teen boys with drug or alcohol addictions and co-occurring disorders.
Located within a beautiful 6 acre campus in Sonoma County, California, your teen will be surrounded by a beautiful landscape as well as credentialed professionals who specialize in creating individualized and comprehensive treatment plans for teens. Experiential therapy, superb accommodations, and an emphasis on academic performance are only a few of the treatment modalities your teen will experience during his stay with us.
Our facility is easily accessible from the San Francisco Bay Area (SFO airport) and within driving distance from northern counties such as Humboldt and beyond. If you would like assistance in setting up transportation or getting directions, we can help.