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Dangers Awaiting After Discharge

Dangers Awaiting After Discharge

The moment a teen completes treatment is a heady time. It is natural to feel a sense of triumph. But as a coach might say after his team’s first victory, enjoy it today and then get back to work. There is plenty to be done and there will be inevitable defeats along...
Let’s Make a Deal: The Excitement Phase

Let’s Make a Deal: The Excitement Phase

The first phase of transition after treatment is one of excitement for both teen and parents. There is a sense of “completion,” of accomplishment felt by all involved. It is a time of high hopes. It is a phase. This phase is not monochromatic. Teens and parents alike...
Preparing Your Teen to Leave Home

Preparing Your Teen to Leave Home

You have prepared your child to navigate the swirling waters of life with the help of out-of-home treatment and long-term family involvement. You have followed all the steps to better outcomes – parental involvement in treatment and at-home after-care that includes...
Stop Spinning the Plates

Stop Spinning the Plates

Twenty years ago, as a graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy, I co-presented my first family seminar.  My target audience was what was referred to in the literature as “The Sandwich Generation.”  This four week class targeted people in their 40’s and 50’s...

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