Therapeutic Boarding School Abuse in Utah

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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

Signs of abuse in a residential treatment facility

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Signs of Abuse in a Youth Residential Treatment Facility

If you are in the unfortunate situation of having to send your child away to a residential treatment center, you expect your child to be safe and well taken care of. This is not always the case, youth care abuse is a very real and terrifying experience, and can have a lasting impact on their long-term mental health. Children may … Read More