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What is a Recovery High School?

Map of the US with Recovery High School locations in 2016

Recovery High Schools give adolescents in recovery a safe, sober environment in which to attend high school classes with other teens who are also in recovery, and earn a diploma. Recovery high schools erase many of the negative peer pressures adolescents might face in a standard public high schools. […]

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Villa Santa Maria Closing Operations as of November 30th, 2021

As with the rest of the country, the Covid pandemic restraints, mandates, protocols, and hiring difficulties have severely impacted our abilities to preserve our unique treatment model. It is with a very heavy heart that I am announcing the closure of Villa Santa Maria, after November 30, 2021. […]

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What’s a Learning Difference Boarding School? 5 Outstanding Outcomes

“LD,” or learning differences, boarding schools are educational institutions designed, in everything from mission to practice, to serve students with learning differences. These are organizations where, with intentionality, diverse learners thrive. […]

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COVID Vaccination Rates Boarding Schools, Hospitals, Treatment, Gap Programs

Parents and referring professionals are looking for Covid management data too. Why? To assist with a family’s research, insight, information gathering, in this ever-changing world that we live in, regardless of the age of their child and setting. […]

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What is an Educational Consultant or Therapeutic Consultant?

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The term “Educational Consultant” harkens back to the early days of placements in traditional prep schools and elite colleges. The vocation now includes Therapeutic Consultants, Behavioral Health Consultants, Interventionists or simply Referring Professionals. […]

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What Are the Dangers and Effects of Teen Alcohol Consumption?

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For many parents, there’s less of a question about if alcohol is a bad thing for their teen to be using, and more of a question of “Is this a stage?” We’ll dive into some facts about alcohol, why it’s dangerous for teens, how to recognize alcohol use, and what to help minimize the risk for misuse. […]

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Teen Substance Abuse: 6 Tips for Concerned Parents

A mother’s experience from having two children in active addiction… 6 hopes she has for other families and what she learned, no one is too smart, too rich, too good-looking, or otherwise disqualified from developing a dependency. […]

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What Level of Care Does My Child Need? Understanding the Substance Abuse Levels of Care

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There is a lot of jargon when a parent begins to investigate Substance Abuse treatment and addictive behaviors for their teen or young adult. This blog is co-written with Lilley Consulting and Prepare to Bloom, as we are Therapeutic Consultants who vet quality substance abuse treatment programs for our clients. Using the continuum of care created […]

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Demystifying ‘Dual Diagnosis’ and ‘Co-Occurring’ Treatment for Young Adults

As a parent of a struggling young adult, your main concern is seeing your loved one become healthy. Upon seeking treatment resources, it’s easy to quickly become overwhelmed with the varied terminology and types of substance abuse programs available. Seeking knowledge and getting a sense of available resources is the first step! Read on to […]

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