Paris Hilton Speaks Out About Residential Treatment Center Abuse

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Treatment Center Abuse

Paris Hilton recently made national news when she spoke to lawmakers about residential treatment center abuse. Her experiences at the Provo Canyon School in the 1990s might surprise many in the public. However, they are less surprising for anyone familiar with residential treatment centers. Hilton’s accusations may put more pressure on authorities to regulate treatment centers. If regulation improves, it … 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

Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Substance Abuse

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Residential Treatment Center Youth

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly caused significant harm to individuals and families across the globe. Economic problems, mental health issues, social disturbances – the list of problems that can be put at the feet of the pandemic is substantial. That’s why it would be reasonable to assume that the pandemic would also increase youth substance use – but the opposite … 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