10 Questions to Select the Best Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program for Your Daughter

Different drug and alcohol dependent or addicted patients require different treatment settings based on age, diagnostic profile, maturity of addiction, type of addiction, and gender. This means that there is a dizzying array of drug rehab, and drug and alcohol rehab options available. Selecting the right one for your daughter can seem overwhelming at first. […]

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What Makes New Haven Different: Identity Work and Values

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  -What Makes New Haven Residential Treatment Center Different: Identity Work and Values One of the very first assignments we ask each of our families to complete is about values.  Each student and parent is asked to identify their top ten values.  It is remarkable how many of them have never thought about or identified their […]

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What Makes New Haven Different: Core Meaning

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  -What Makes New Haven Residential Treatment Center Different: Core meaning We all carry core beliefs that impact how we see and feel about ourselves and consequently how we behave and interact in our relationships. The analogy that I use to explain this concept to families is that of a tree.  Imagine a big beautiful […]

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What is a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center?

  A dual diagnosis treatment center is one that provides treatment for individuals who have coexisting difficulties with mental health and drugs and/or alcohol.  The treatment of individuals who have both mental health difficulties and substance use difficulties is generally considered to be more complex than treating either one alone.  It is a dilemma commonly […]

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When is it Time to Look into Residential Treatment for Your Child?

Posted by Ari Terry | Admissions, Tips for Families, Treatment 101 | 0 Comments

Bringing your child to a residential treatment center (RTC) is initially a heart-wrenching and painful experience.  For me, it was easily the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.  We pulled out of the driveway and I put my head on the steering wheel and cried.  You are deeply engaged at that point […]

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What to Look for in Adolescent Treatment Programs

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Adolescent treatment programs are not created equal!  Following is a partial list of key features to consider when searching for an adolescent treatment program for your child.  Quality in treatment does exist–be sure that you do your homework and get the very best for your child. FEATURE WHY Single Gender Faster, more effective treatment Best […]

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Choose a Residential Treatment Center for Girls

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Many teenage girls initially greet the idea of single-gender treatment with nothing short of horror: “No guys? No way!” But in my experience running single-gender programs, these objections are all but forgotten soon after enrollment.  Girls who have not experienced schools or residential treatment centers for girls often find that the benefits of a single-gender […]

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Parent to Parent: Placing your Teen in Treatment

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If you’re like us, you are used to at least maintaining the illusion of control in most parts of your life. Also if you’re like us, your teenager has done a lot to destroy that illusion! It’s easy to make up for those feelings of powerlessness by trying to micromanage her treatment process and the treatment team from a distance. We did that for about the first three months. It doesn’t help and it will exhaust you. Once we finally let go and got out of the way, the healing process really began—about three months behind schedule!

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