Rebellious behavior

/re.bell.ious/ /be.hav.iour/

Rebellious behavior is a behavior in which an individual refuses to obey rules or authority. A person, who demonstrates rebellious behavior, fights against standards they feel, for one reason or another, are unfair or don't apply to them personally. Rebellious behavior is common and manifests in everyone at one time or another. However, these behaviors can become out of control, alienating the individual from functional society.

Rebellious behavior is a common trait amongst troubled teens. Troubled adolescents view authority as the enemy and feel as though they do not need to comply with any rules established by parents or any other type of an authority figure. Troubled adolescents don't view parents setting boundaries as a way of keeping them safe. Instead, these teens view their parents as unfair tyrants or oppressors who only want to get in the way of the teen from having fun. It is this flawed way of thinking that influences a troubled adolescent to rebel against parents and authority figures with regularity.

Recreation counselors

/rec.cre.a.tion/ /


Recreation counselors, sometimes called recreation workers, these professionals plan and organize interesting activities for groups and organizations. They may work indoors or outdoors on weekends, at irregular hours or seasonally, depending on their job type.

Recreation counselors organize outside, recreational activities for youth within communities that may be subject to negative influences (gang involvement, substance abuse etc.). The mission of these counselors is to provide youth with productive distractions, in hopes that youth abstain from negative activities and behaviors.

Recreation counselors may even include a therapeutic element in their activities, using various activities as a learning experience. This type of treatment is used in conjunction with therapeutic treatment offered at treatment programs such as, residential treatment and rehabilitation centers.


noun re·la·tion·ship \-shən-ˌship\

The way in which Families, People, Groups of People and even Countries interact with each other and includes behavior, talking and dealings. It is also how two or more persons or things are connected and exchange within a relationship.  It can also be described as a current state of affairs that is existing between those having relations or dealings, IE; A good relationship within a Family. 

If a troubled adolescent continuously engages in unfruitful, negative relationships, it is crucial for parents to step in address the issue. If all attempts at separating the individual teen from negative influences fail, it is time for parents to seek outside, therapeutic assistance, such as residential treatment.

Residential staff

/res.i.dent.ial/ /staff/


residential staff is the staff and support system of a residential treatment facility. This staff is trained in treating therapeutic disorders, drug and alcohol addiction and have real life knowledge in treating psychologically and substance addicted struggling individuals. This staff is generally made up of certified psychological professionals with years of schooling and experience in treating various addicts with various disorders.

The goal of residential staff is to effectively diagnose individuals and properly treat underlying issues that have led them to addiction. By not only treating the addiction, but also eliminating the disorders that have led them to addiction, residential staff are able to adequately treat and eliminate the addictive behavior, altogether.

For parents of addicted and psychologically struggling teens, residential treatment that employs a professional, residential staff, may be the most effective treatment option.

Residential treatment center

/res.i.den.tial/ /treat.ment/ /cen.ter/

A residential treatment center is a live-in health care facility providing therapy for substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems. Generally, these treatment facilities offer inpatient- based therapy, usually requiring enrollees to live on campus for 9-12 months. An increasingly popular therapeutic service, residential treatment centers offer therapeutic and rehabilitative treatment to troubled teens.

Troubled teens, who suffer from therapeutic, psychological and emotional disorders, are excellent candidates for residential treatment. Residential treatment centers employ therapeutic and psychological professionals, sometimes even living on campus, or very nearby.

Residential treatment centers also offer rehabilitative services for troubled teens who struggle with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Residential treatment centers are a popular choice among parents of troubled teens due to their effectiveness in treating troubled teens suffering from psychological disorders, as well as those who struggle with chemical dependency.