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Turning 18 in Treatment: Where Do You Go – Teen Treatment Option or Young Adult? An interview with Shayna Abraham, M.A.

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For the vast majority of the clients I am work with, they are not prepared to enter into young adulthood in a successful manner. The bulk of them have never thought twice about running their own lives … in the long run. […]

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True Story: 20 Surprises and Difficulties In the Real World, Post Treatment

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Life is different when you leave a treatment program and go out into independent living… Life is pretty unstructured and for the first time, I have to structure my time and money and keep myself safe from relapsing into my earlier patterns. I wanted this, but it is harder than I thought. […]

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What is the Outward Bound Intercept Program?

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Intercept (an Outward Bound program) has an additional layer placed over it… Its population is students whose relationships are shaky at home, or whose school performance is down, or whose behaviors are either risky or limiting their potential… There are no therapists on staff. […]

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True Story: “Real World” Messier Than I Thought

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Coming out of a highly structured, intensive residential treatment program was more difficult than I thought. I had my days planned out for me, meals prepared (for free), and therapy was an expectation; I felt I was on top of the world when I left.
The “Real World” has been harder than anticipated. […]

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True Story: A Girl’s Journey Into Treatment to Find Herself

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On October 7th, 2013, a girl was sent to her first Residential Treatment Center in Utah. She didn’t know who she was, what she believed in, or what a healthy relationship looked like, and didn’t want to know. She was lost, depressed, numb, anxious, and felt completely and utterly alone … […]

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Interview with Evoke Therapy Programs co-founder Brad Reedy, Ph.D.

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Embracing my own therapeutic journey has given me greater compassion towards others and myself, which translates into less advice-giving and more empathy… So being a therapist is not sharing my wisdom with the less fortunate but to become a witness to my clients’ journey in discovering their truth. […]

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Interview with Emma Welch, founder and owner of Rites of Passage Wilderness Therapy

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We are an expedition model, meaning we move every day. Sometimes we have layover days in the most beautiful locations. The students never repeat trails. (We also offer “kayak trails” as well, once the group reaches maturity for safety reasons, and a sailing component for older students, too.) […]

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