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Acute Treatment Program

Acute Treatment Program

The acute treatment program for adolescents at Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center provides crisis stabilization, extended care, detox, and court-ordered treatment for adolescents (ages 11-17). We accept both voluntary and involuntary (Baker Act and Marchman Act) patients.

Our interdisciplinary treatment team includes nurses, master’s level therapists, mental health technicians, and medical doctors working under the direction of the attending psychiatrist. They are well-equipped to address issues of addiction and behavioral health.

Symptoms of a Troubled Adolescent:

  • Suicidal behavior
  • Violent outbursts
  • Family problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Homicidal behavior
  • Recent trauma resulting in changes in behavior
  • Eating disorders
  • Severe mood swings
  • Isolating behavior
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Exhibiting at-risk behaviors
  • Substance abuse
  • Running away from home
  • School pattern deviation
  • Destructive behavior
  • Self-mutilation

 

If your adolescent or child shows any of these symptoms, call Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center at 800-585-7527. We are always available to answer questions and schedule free assessments.