Why are So Many Kids Sent to Utah Youth Treatment Centers

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Why youths are sent to Utah youth treatment centers

Utah is the location of nearly 100 residential treatment centers for young people. It has become one of the most well-known locations for such centers that parents and state government agencies send young patients here from all over the country. Almost 12,000 young people have gone through Utah youth treatment centers in just the past 5 years – and unfortunately, … 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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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

Wilderness Program Abuse in Utah

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Wilderness treatment center abuse in Utah is occurring.

As a leading residential treatment center abuse law firm, we work to shine a light on some of the problems with Utah’s treatment center industry. One section of the treatment industry that does not receive sufficient scrutiny is wilderness treatment programs. Wilderness program abuse in Utah happens all too often and we believe it is important to more people know … 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

Legislators Approve New Regulations for Utah Treatment Centers

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Neglected young man

Our firm is passionate about protecting children and teens who seek treatment at Utah treatment centers. Residential treatment centers are prone to abusing their powers and harming residents. These abuses have drawn attention from lawmakers. Those lawmakers have recently approved a bill to enhance oversight of these centers. It is a step in the right direction – a direction our … Read More

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