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Access is Closed for Bad Weather

The weather is cold and snowy and the roads are covered with ice and snow today. While many people will celebrate all of the extra time off from work and school today as an unexpected bonus, many of us who understand how mental illness and substance use disorders work, will have a hard time relaxing. We know that when options are very limited and there is an increase in boredom and lack of accountability, many people will struggle with feelings and thoughts that are difficult to manage. This often leads to anger outbursts, relapse in behavior and relapse in substance use.

We encourage you to reach out to your friends and family today. If you know someone who struggles with mental health challenges you can help by checking in on your friend or family member. Ask questions about craving levels, energy levels, thoughts and feelings. I promise you will not create the thoughts for your loved one, but you will create an outlet for them if you ask. We have found that just by discussing the thoughts and feelings of agitation, cravings and lack of accountability, the actual relapse greaty reduces.

If you are a person who struggles with mental health and addiction, we strongly urge you to reach out. Reach out to your friends, family or your counselor (many of them are on call). Share about your thoughts and feelings. This is a sign of strength, recovery and commitment to new coping skills.

If you don’t know where to turn, you can always call our team at Access Counseling Group at 972-905-6574.

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Teen Addiction Therapy

Teen Addiction Therapy

Are you wanting to help your teen with substance abuse but unsure how to begin? Are you a young adult seeking counseling and unsure where to turn to? Have struggling thoughts interfered with your daily life? At Access Counseling, we believe a healthy lifestyle is one which should be lived by all.

Centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, we offer teen counseling at our Frisco, TX facility.

With the help of our staff, as well as the individual’s family, friends, spouses and significant others, we help teens achieve a fulfilled healthy and happy lifestyle.

What is teen addiction treatment?

As a young adult, or adolescent, the brain is still within the phase of growing and changing. This causes a young adult to become vulnerable in participating in risk-taking activities, such as experimenting with drugs. In addition, this crucial factor may also affect the manner in which a teen responds to treatment programs designed for adults.

It is for this reason that teen counseling is offered, tailored specifically with young adults in mind!

At Access Counseling, our aim is to encourage long-term recovery, rather than just temporary sobriety. Through our individual, family and group therapy, we work on addressing the underlying cause of substance abuse, as well as encouraging long-term recovery and the benefits which it brings including: improvement in relationships, motivation, success and outlook on life.

What is teen addiction therapy like at your Frisco facility?

Our addiction therapy is not just about the substance. It is about improving interaction with family and friends, helping adolescents understand themselves so they can better understand others. By taking the extra steps, we help teens find the knowledge and strength to win this battle. In other words, Access Counseling wants to treat every aspect of this disease

Family involvement is also paramount to the teen’s recovery. We show your child ways to interact with the family that not only increases the odds of long-term recovery, but helps the entire family heal.

How do I know if my teen needs therapy?

Teens and young adults may portray substance abuse in many forms. For this reason, it is important to take note of vital changes which may contradict with the individual’s normal behavior. Such changes may include the following:

  • A change in behavior – you are wondering what happened to your child?
  • Late for curfew or not where he promised he would be
  • You are finding things in their room, car or clothes that ‘don’t make sense’ with the explanation you are being given
  • Your child seems angry or agitated often
  • Your child asks for money often but doesn’t have anything to show for it
  • Broken promises
  • You catch your child in lies, often
  • A change in social groups
  • Withdrawn from social groups
  • Becomes hostile or depressed
  • Carelessness or avoidance of grooming
  • Decline in academic performance
  • Missing classes
  • Skipping school
  • Trouble with the law
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Deteriorating relationships with family members and friends
  • Frequently tired
Families fixed by access counseling

Start Your Recovery with Access!

Even if you don’t know if you are ready, call us. We can help you find your motivation for change!

Drug and Alcohol Treatment for teens is offered in our Frisco facility as follows:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
If school is out for summer or Holidays: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Please Note:

We are a Family Treatment Program, meaning we provide treatment to the entire family. We require at least one family member to participate in the treatment process through our Family Counseling and Family Group therapy. We believe optimum results are achieved by providing family focused treatment.

We also work with family members while the patient is in Residential Treatment, in order to prepare the family for when the individual returns home.

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Upcoming Events and Classes 2021

DWI Offender Education Class Dates:

DWI Intervention Program (Repeat Offender Program) Class Dates: ​

January 22-24, 2021 9a-1p
February 26-28, 2021 9a-1p
March 26-28, 2021 9a-1p
January 12 to March 2, 2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6p-8p
July 6 to August 24, 2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6p-8p

Our DWI First Offender Program and our DWI Repeat Offender (DWI Intervention) Class Schedule has been announced! Our classes are led by instructors who are dedicated to making this experience meaningful and as positive as possible for you. We have some rules that we are required to follow, which are outlined by the State requirements.

You will need to register in advance and complete your enrollment paperwork no later than 3pm the day prior to the first class date. The course cost is non-refundable and non-transferable. So, please be sure that you are can make it to your class that you sign up for before completing the enrollment process. You are required to attend all classes and be on time. Failure to do so will result in a loss of your time and money. We really don’t like when that happens, so please be sure to be on time!

For our DWI three day class, you will be in class for 12 hours and you will be required to pass a test and complete a couple of in class assignments. Don’t worry though, if you pay attention in class, and we do our best to keep your focus through our engaging and interactive instruction, then you should have no problem passing the class!

For our DWI Intervention program, which is also commonly referred to as the Repeat Offender Program, you will attend 30 hours of class. The classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6p to 8p. You will need to bring a family member to two of the classes, this is class 9 and 10. We know this sounds terrible and we did not make up the rule, but we do have to comply with it. However, believe it or not most of our participants report that the family classes were not as bad as they thought it would be and they actually enjoyed them.

Please note, especially due to COVID-19 our class size is limited so be sure to register early to get the class you want. You can also ask to be placed on our waiting list for the class you want by calling our office at 972-905-6574.

We look forward to seeing you soon!