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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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What Every Parent Should Know About Synthetic Cannabinoids

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You may have heard this line before if you’re the parent of a teen or young adult who’s experimenting with drugs, “it’s natural, it’s from a plant ..” Spice is a synthetic cannabinoid, sprayed on dried, shredded plant material and then smoked, vaporized and inhaled or brewed as a tea. […]

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Does Wilderness Therapy Work? Understanding the Research

Research of wilderness therapy is still early in its development… The growing body of empirical research has focused largely on specific symptom-based and behavioral outcomes, as well as a few other areas of interest. There is so much more work to be done. […]

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19 in Teen & Young Adult Treatment programs

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According to the Washington Post, an extremely contagious new coronavirus was detected in China during the last days of 2019. The disease, now named COVID-19 (“COronoVirus Infectious Disease 2019”)…

What are teen treatment and young adult programs doing to get ready? […]

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Neuropsychological Evaluation vs. Psychological Evaluation

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At ViewPoint Center, our clinical staff administers an assessment process in order to diagnose and form treatment plans for their patients. Some of these evaluations are neuropsychological in nature and others are psychological. But what is the difference between them? And what benefits do each p… […]

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What is the YOQ (Youth Outcome Questionnaire)?

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Because of this Y-OQ data, there is a large, and growing, objective database of the treatment industry. With this focused and prolific resource, an active, independent research team analyzes how treatment works inside the various models and practices in the family-choice treatment industry. […]

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5 Signs of Video Game Addiction

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Video game addiction is defined by the International Classification of Diseases as “a pattern of gaming behavior … characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming… and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.” […]

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Navigating the Collegiate Recovery and Treatment World

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As more college-aged students go into treatment programs, it’s becoming harder as a Therapeutic Consultant (aka Educational Consultant) to ensure treatment/recovery programs are what they say they are: how do we ensure that we’re recommending programs that are ethical and focused on the client? […]

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