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To You From Flailing Hands
« on: February 28, 2011, 09:42:55 PM »
I came across this gem recently.  Squeaky flew the coop back in 2007 or so, and headed for greener pastures south of the 49th.  It is heart-warming to see that Union maintains it's connection to the Straight-Kids-AARC phenomenon.  From Newton to the Wiz to Squeaky, the torch remains aloft and burning.
http://gradworks.umi.com/33/25/3325519.html
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"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

"...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?

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Re: To You From Flailing Hands
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 11:09:33 AM »
Here's the Abstract from that link:

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A case study examining the impact of treatment for substance dependency on symptoms of mental illness in adolescents
by Luciano, Lisa M., Ph.D., UNION INSTITUTE AND UNIVERSITY, 2008, 174 pages; 3325519

    Advisor:   Suslak, Ken
    School:   UNION INSTITUTE AND UNIVERSITY
    Source:   DAI-B 69/08, p. , Feb 2009
    Source Type:   Ph.D.
    Subjects:   Clinical psychology
    Publication Number:   3325519[/list]

    Abstract:

    This qualitative case study examined the impact that treatment for substance dependency had on symptoms of mental illness in adolescents. Ten graduates of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center (AARC) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada were interviewed. The most common symptoms reported by participants were depression and anxiety. The participants described how symptoms were impacted at significant milestones in treatment such as returning to their family home or returning to school. They also described what was helpful about the nature of their treatment plans and what was most difficult for them.

    Participants diagnosed with psychotic disorders experienced more severe symptomology during treatment at AARC and received a more integrated treatment plan than clients diagnosed with mood or personality disorders. Some of the symptoms experienced by those with psychotic disorders included auditory and visual hallucinations. The participants with mood or personality disorders did not receive psychiatric intervention at AARC, whether or not symptoms of depression or anxiety persisted. While the structure of the treatment program remained the same for all participants, variations in treatment plans were evident as participants with psychotic disorders described the psychiatric care that was incorporated into their treatment. The data suggested adolescents with comorbid disorders require a more integrated treatment approach that includes both psychiatric intervention and treatment for substance dependency.


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    LINK for "the full text PDF of this graduate work."
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    Re: To You From Flailing Hands
    « Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 12:45:10 PM »
    As with the highly influential scholarship of Miller Newton and Dean Vause, this Kids alum has made a tremendous and original contribution to knowledge.  Who knew that kids suffering from hallucinations might need to see a doctor while learning to submit to God as they understand him?  Perhaps the hallucinations are manifestations of the pantheon of "higher powers".

    Interesting footnote that Squeaky infers that All About Receiving Cash is treating "substance dependency".  Last time I checked, they were treating a brain disease called addiction.

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    « Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
    "AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

    "...based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they've been in treatment."  Zontar?