Falcon Ridge Resources For troubled girls
- Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
- Residential Treatment
- Teen Drug Abuse
Our program is successful because we understand that positive peer culture and equine therapy goes hand in hand. They are intertwined and complement each other.
One of the simple demonstrations of the power of being accountable is having our troubled girls in a pen with a horse. The task is to move the horse in a particular direction. The horse will not budge until that girl is comfortable with herself, is willing to let her guard down, and access true ownership of who she is and her difficulties.
Horses cannot be fooled with words. They only respond to body language. Equine therapy is at the heart of our therapeutic treatment, but it cannot stand alone, and that is why it is coupled with our positive-peer-culture method.
Falcon Ridge Ranch is a residential treatment program for struggling adolescent girls designed to address general psychiatric, substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders.
You can entrust your troubled girl into our care, as we provide an intimate environment for healing. Our treatment avoids the usage of coercion to help the girls, and instead, we empower adolescent girls to take control of their own lives.
Substance Abuse Program:
We treat troubled girls who are struggling with drugs and alcohol issues. Teenagers experiment with chemical substances for a variety of different reasons. Many try drugs out of curiosity, to have a good time at a party, because friends are doing it, or in an effort to improve athletic performance or ease problems, such as stress, anxiety, or depression.
We are not labeling all instances of cannabis usage as a sign of addiction. However, for adolescent girls, a simple taste of a mood altering substance may be the start of an addiction. The most dangerous part of substance abuse and addiction is when a teen suffers from other psychiatric issues or emotional traumas, and she starts a serious experimentation with drugs.
The effect of mood altering substances can give the illusion of a clear and positive state of mind, which only lasts for a few moments, and then quickly leads the participant to further their journey down the path of addiction.
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