Understanding Brings Hope for Personality Disorders

As a parent, when your child is in pain or sick, you want nothing more than a fast recovery.  It gets even more worrisome when they get worse and you have to seek outside help to find out exactly what is going on.  Then there is relief when you finally know what they need and […]

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Relational Healing In a Residential Treatment Center

    By: Nevin G. Alderman, M.A., CMHC – Executive Clinical Director – New Haven RTC   AWAKEN Relational therapy has always been a cornerstone of our delivery model at New Haven. At New Haven, one of our mottos for healing is, “a thousand moments”. What is the goal of those thousand moments? To awaken […]

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Principles of Recovery: A Broader Application

For decades, professionals and lay sponsors alike have utilized the “Serenity Prayer” as foundational to recovery from addiction. The prayer reads as follows: “God grant unto me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference” (The Serenity Prayer  – utilized by […]

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My Core Meaning

MY CORE MEANING My 9 year old self: innocent,free,beautiful Lion: courageous,strong,brave “I picked my 9 year old self because part of my treatment I have been working on is forgiving myself right now, in the present, from past things last year and in the past with my 9 year old self. The traumatic experience that […]

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Experiential Therapy in a Residential Treatment Center

I have been at New Haven for over 5 months now. My journey here has taught me so much about myself and my family. A lot of my family’s progress has happened through Experiential Therapy. My family and I began our treatment with challenging family dynamics that were getting in the way of our relationships […]

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Measuring Healing Effect in Residential Treatment

  Measuring Healing Effect in Residential Treatment Nevin G. Alderman, MA, CMHC – Executive Clinical Director, New Haven RTC Collecting outcomes is a best-practice for any treatment program or institution. Measuring treatment outcomes is vital in determining the level of effectiveness, and improving quality of care. At New Haven, practice-based research is a top priority. […]

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Looking at ADHD Differently

  Looking at ADHD differently  By, Megan Slater       As a parent of children with AD/HD, I found comfort in researching what the diagnosis really meant for our family.  I felt validated as I read the classic symptoms described by my children’s doctor and on informational websites.  Yes!  My children struggle with these things, and […]

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What Are the Symptoms of ADHD?

What Are the Symptoms of ADHD? By, Laurie Laird  Reference: mentalhealth.about.com/cs/familyresources/l/bladd.htm ADHD is not like a broken arm, or strep throat, it does not have clear physical signs that can be seen in an x-ray or a lab test. ADHD can only be identified by looking for certain characteristic behaviors and these behaviors vary from person […]

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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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Anorexia

Roughly one percent of females will develop anorexia at some point in their life. Although it most commonly occurs in adolescent and young adult females, it can and does affect males at times. Anorexia can be best described as a relentless pursuit of thinness, combined with an unwillingness to maintain a healthy weight. Individuals with […]

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