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Muir Wood


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.


gold2 >> 12 Reasons Why Muir Wood is Considered by Many to be the Gold Standard in Adolescent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment

“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 professional staff at Muir Wood is my family intact today.” – D.B., father of a Muir Wood Alumni

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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.

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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.

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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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Catering to the Individual

individualized teen treatmentTeens 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.

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