Addiction is a growing epidemic in America, especially among our teenagers. Teens and their families are desperately in need of recovery support and a community that understands and can help. “Recovery" is a word that’s often tossed around, but we're concerned that few know what it actually means. At Kayli Cross Counseling (inside the Playroom Lubbock), Kayli helps families find the hope and healing that they need. Whether their teen is in the throws of addiction, depression, high anxiety, self harm, or low self-esteem, recovery often carries the same components. For a family to fully experience the promises of recovery, it is important to address the following:
The family system dynamics
Healthy boundaries & consequences
Appropriate level of clinical care
Strong community of support
Early recovery is often the first 5 years of sobriety, depending on the type of self destructive behavior the individual is engaged in. Strong familial recovery is evidenced by total sobriety (i.e. teen - abstaining from substance use/compulsive behavior, parent(s) - abstaining from codependent behavior), fluid familial roles and relational dynamics, consistent consequences appropriate to corresponding behaviors, continued engagement in counseling/aftercare services, and active engagement in a community that is likeminded in seeking continued growth and offering healthy accountability.
At Kayli Cross Counseling, Kayli offers guidance in these areas and provides the individual and family therapy component, as well as partner with effective resources in the community. One of these resources is Stages of Recovery, Inc., a program that has been offering addiction recovery support services to adults and their families members for the last 10 years. Within the past year, they have developed a teen program that addresses the recovery components listed above.
Sobriety Through Aftercare Guidance Educational Services (STAGES) focuses on meeting the teen and their family where they currently are in life. Families learn that recovery from addiction is not only possible, but also fun. They will be assisted in finding the level of support and clinical care that is needed, then taking the steps necessary to healthily re-engage in their life on a daily basis. Both teens and family members will meet new lifelong friends and learn to have fun in recovery, in their Alternative Peer Group (APG). This program is designed for teens between the ages of 13 and 17. Their services incorporate methods and individualized treatment planning to help teenagers acquire the skills and techniques they need to live a life free of alcohol and drugs or of other self-destructive behaviors. Along with individual, group and family therapy, their Alternative Peer Group (APG) offers a wide array of indoor and outdoor physical activities. They have over 3,000 square feet of space to provide for the most supportive environment, autonomy, and anonymity needed for developing and sustaining long term recovery.
Schedule of weekly groups & outreach activities at Stages:
Tuesday - Friday from 4:30 - 7:30 pm: After school outreach program
Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:00 pm: Parent support group
Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Teen 12 step meeting
Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm: Teen clinical outpatient group
Saturday evenings: Teen outreach function
For more information on these services, contact:
Kayli Cross, LMFT, LCDC:
6520 University Ave, Suite 5
Lubbock, TX 79413
Stages of Recovery:
4913 S. Loop 289, Suite 100
Lubbock, TX 79424