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Shutting Down Abuse at Utah Youth Treatment Centers

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Abuse at Utah youth treatment centers appears to occur frequently, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune. Unfortunately, this seldom leads to the closure of these facilities. According to APM reports, during the past five years, the Utah Office of Licensing has not shut down a single facility. This is despite many reports of abuse.   Why Doesn’t Abuse Lead … Read More

What Counts as Utah Youth Treatment Center Abuse?

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Utah Youth Treatment Center Abuse

Utah youth treatment center abuse is an ongoing problem, one that state legislators are only now starting to address. It is difficult for many to imagine that treatment centers – organizations families entrust to help their children heal – would instead go so far as to abuse those children. Unfortunately, the abuse is all too real. Abuse is a word … Read More

Avoid Residential Treatment Center Abuse by Picking the Right Center

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Avoid Residential Treatment Center Abuse by picking the-right center

Reports of residential treatment center abuse in Utah seem to be in the news regularly these days. With so many reports, it can seem like all treatment centers are abusive. If you have a child or loved one that needs help with substance dependency, how do you choose a center? At Carlson Injury, we have represented multiple clients in residential … Read More

Utah Youth Treatment Centers – Oversight Needed

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Utah youth treatment centers oversight needed

Utah youth treatment centers are in the news these days with disturbing frequency. These organizations are supposed to be caring for young people and helping them recover – but instead, are frequently accused of mentally and physically abusing patients. Multiple articles published by news outlets like the Salt Lake Tribune have highlighted abuses and the lack of oversight. The question … Read More

Therapeutic Boarding School Abuse in Utah

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Therapeutic Boarding School Abuse in Utah

There is a booming industry offering treatments for “troubled teens” in Utah. Some of these organizations label themselves as therapeutic boarding schools. Parents can send their teens to these facilities to live and get treatment for issues like substance dependency. Unfortunately, some of these facilities are anything but therapeutic. In fact, they can be abusive. Therapeutic boarding school abuse in … Read More

Types of Treatment for Substance Abuse

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Worried about residential treatment center abuse? You've got options.

When you discover that your child or teen is suffering from substance abuse issues, it can be devastating. But once the dust settles, it becomes obvious that you need help. However, you may not be aware of what kind of help is available. Residential treatment centers get the most press – mostly for residential treatment center abuse allegations. But there … Read More

Better Inspections to Prevent Youth Treatment Center Abuse

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Checklists can help prevent youth treatment center abuse.

The state of Utah has the most residential youth treatment centers in the country by a large margin. Unsurprisingly, patients accuse many of these youth treatment centers of abuse. Utah law requires regular inspections to help prevent abuse, but it still happens with disturbing frequency. Some advocates argue that improving the checklist inspectors use could help spot more issues and … Read More

Signs Your Child is Using Drugs

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Mother talking to teenage son about drug use in Utah.

It is a fear every parent has – what if my child starts using drugs? The fear is well-founded. Statistics show that by the end of high school, a significant portion of teens have experimented with alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and prescription medications. Just trying substances does not necessarily mean that they will become addicted – but what if they do? … Read More

How to Choose the Right Residential Treatment Center

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Choosing the right residential treatment center in Utah

There are few situations more challenging than recognizing that your young family member needs residential treatment. But once you have accepted the fact that professional treatment is necessary, the next steps become obvious. You need to choose a treatment center and begin the recovery process. But how do you choose? There are over 100 residential treatment centers in Utah alone, so you … Read More

Why is abuse so prevalent at residential treatment facilities?

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Youth Treatment Center Abuse

When you entrust a family member or loved one to a residential treatment center, you want to know that they will be cared for properly. Unfortunately, such treatment centers do not have a great record – abuse is common, so common that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a comprehensive study to determine why abuse was so prevalent. GAO … Read More