Despite the harmful consequences of substance use that can lead to mental and physical distress, vulnerable youth are still engaging in unsafe behaviors involving drugs and alcohol.
Liz van Ryn and Victoria Creighton, Pine River Institute Providing transformative family therapy within a therapeutic treatment program is difficult to do. Pine River Institute attempted to meet this challenge by integrating a family systems model throughout their treatment program. The family systems model is largely informed by Satir Family Therapy, given the focus on … Continue reading THE CALL FOR AN INTEGRATED FAMILY SYSTEMS MODEL
MAY 2, 2017 BY DAVID SHEFF, PARENT & ADVOCATE As a teenager, my eldest son, Nic, became addicted to methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. Our family spent 10 years in hell. Any parent who has been there knows the feeling of watching a child on a course that could lead to their death. Countless … Continue reading When My Son Became Addicted, I Thought It Was His Problem. But Addiction Is a Family Disease.
Recovering My Kid, Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond Softcover, Joseph Lee, M.D. Dr. Joseph Lee explains the nature of youth addiction and treatment, and how families can create a safe and supportive environment for their loved ones during treatment and throughout their recovery. I had the good fortune to hear Dr. Lee at … Continue reading Parents, here are 2 must have books. .
by Stacia Carlton I’m going to tell you a story of success and determination. A story of athletic superiority and of relentless work and dedication. It’s also a tale of denial and loneliness. It tells of a downward spiral that ended by hitting rock bottom on the Yonge-Davisville subway platform. But first, I’m going to … Continue reading Shining the Light on Youth Mental Health – Midtown Entrepreneur Eli Brown Shares His Story…
Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator. Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and … Continue reading Procrastination
Posted by Brad Reedy, Owner & Clinical Director at Evoke Therapy Programs on September 05, 2016 Someone told me not to write on this subject unless I was prepared to write another book. They suggested, “Nothing you write, no matter how much, will be enough to answer the questions a grieving parent can ask.” Many reports suggest … Continue reading What If My Child Is Suicidal?