Find the Right Path for Your Teen Today.
“We create the conditions that allow boys to feel valued, engaged, and willing to begin a life free of drugs and alcohol.”Scott Sowle, Founder and Executive Director
If you’re considering residential treatment for your teenage son, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns. We’re here to guide you.
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Learn what you can expect from a residential treatment program like Muir Wood, and hear from other teen boys who have stayed with us.
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Through every step of the residential treatment process, Muir Wood invites you to be an active collaborator in your client’s recovery.
Gender-Specific Treatment that Works
Our clinicians developed a treatment model that addresses the unique challenges of your adolescent boy.
This model involves building a therapeutic, safe environment where boys don't get confronted, but instead engaged and challenged to develop recovery skills, effective communication, spiritual development, stress management, life skills, and to be of service and support to others. In creating an effective treatment program for adolescent boys, Muir Wood is conscious of the fact that the treatment needs of a boy significantly differ from those of a girl.
A Comprehensive Approach to Recovery
Our exceptional clinical team at Muir Wood have designed a unique treatment program that can be tailored for your teenaged boy. This treatment model combines an experienced clinical team, proven recovery practices and therapeutic and experiential modalities. Based on evidence supporting gender-specific inpatient teen rehab, our philosophy emphasizes respect and kindness over control or confrontation.
We build the ideal conditions to allow boys to feel engaged, valued and willing to begin the right path to recovery.
What Sets Us Apart
Multiple-subject, state credentialed teachers develop an individualized education plan based on the academic needs of the resident head our academic program. Our teacher collaborates with parents, counselors, and teachers in the community to ensure a seamless transition.
Our individualized treatment approach at Muir Wood enables each adolescent to receive a comprehensive level of care, catered to his specific needs. One-on-one therapy is a foundation of our program and essential to each boy’s success.
In addition to the traditional therapies of individual, group and family counseling, we offer cutting-edge programs such as our Adventure Therapy Program and equine-assisted therapy. Our experiential therapies include supervised field trips to some of the many of the nearby state and national parks.
The accommodations and amenities within the Muir Wood campus will put your teen at ease and allow him to completely focus on overcoming his alcohol or drug problem. Within minutes of the Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County, California, our treatment center resides in one of the most tranquil and desirable locations for treatment.
Catering to the Individual
Teens today experience a unique set of pressures, and with the number of new 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 credentialed and highly qualified to cater to your teen’s individual needs. Our therapy programs delve deep into teen addiction issues and get to the root of the problem. By developing a unique program that utilizes proven addiction therapy techniques, we can help your son to 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 for 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.