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Aspen Education Group / Re: Prescription pills
« on: May 15, 2013, 08:42:24 PM »
Quote from: "psy"
Quote from: "Mitt Romney"
I found this article interesting.  It touches upon the prescription drug problem that teens are now struggling with and guides parents on ways to help their children from local to off-site placements.  Teen Challenge, Aspen Achievement Academy, Four circles recovery program and wilderness therapy are discussed.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/ ... drug-abuse

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As in interesting for flambait or as interesting as in scare-the-crap-out-of-the-parents or what?  From skimming, it reads like DARE scare, not that there aren't legitimate dangers from prescription drugs (or over-prescribing Ritalin and Aderall).  I'm interested in whether you think they went over the top and what you think of their recommendations.

Pharm parties are one thing.  When I was young we would party on weekends, have our parties and then get back to school on Monday, but many of these kids are using pharmaceuticals all day long at school which isnt good.  The important thing is to intervene as soon as possible to reduce or stop the abuse and addiction.  The primary source for keeping kids safe is with the parents.  If the parents will not or cannot then outside agencies need to start getting involved.
Some parents overreact and send their kids away without even trying at home (and this can be hurtful)and other parents dont react at all and just let their kids get into dangerous situations and it ends up being too late to help them locally (and this can be hurtful too).
I found that the kids who went to programs made out really well.



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Aspen Education Group / Prescription pills
« on: May 15, 2013, 05:10:30 PM »
I found this article interesting.  It touches upon the prescription drug problem that teens are now struggling with and guides parents on ways to help their children from local to off-site placements.  Teen Challenge, Aspen Achievement Academy, Four circles recovery program and wilderness therapy are discussed.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/family/ ... drug-abuse



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Aspen Education Group / Re: Runaways from SUWS
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:01:50 PM »
Quote from: "psy"
Indeed.  The child will be denied the loving kindness the likes of which other Aspen programs such as MBAcould provide, and instead will handed off to some lockup where go knows what will be done to gain compliance.  Then again, programs have been known to make exceptions to their admissions rules.  I wouldn't be surprised if a "soft-core" program would do this were the runaway otherwise non-violent.  It's happened before.  Some programs make a habit of it.  But that's beside the point.  It's a good thing this runaway is away from the wilderness program, but I'm afraid it's out of the frying pan and into the fire.

If there are a lot of empty beds then they may consider taking a child who is a flight risk, but many of the better programs do not like the risk.  It puts a strain on the relationship with the local town police and their resources if they have kids running off.  The local towns people have to pay for the search and rescue efforts plus the programs want to have kids who will complete the program and be successful.



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Aspen Education Group / Re: Runaways from SUWS
« on: May 13, 2013, 07:27:15 AM »
Quote from: "Oscar"
They have been located. Hopefully they will not be sent back to a wilderness program, which have lost boys in their care.

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UPDATE: McDowell authorities say runaway teens found in Black Mountain (Hickory Record)

I am glad they were found safe.  They probably will not be accepted back into SUWS wilderness program (nor most Aspen programs) after they have run away, the parents will forfeit their money.  A more restrictive program where the kids are more closely watched will probably be recommended.   A part of the wilderness program in the Carolinas is to assess whether or not a child would be a good fit for one of the Aspen programs and part of that is demonstrating that the child is non violent and will not run away.



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My Daughter was stabilized for a week, under a doctorís care, prior to traveling to SUWS wilderness program.  I believe that SUWS now requires this of all kids prior to being accepted into the program now.  If programs donít do this I think this would be a great area which could be improved.  Sending kids, with unknown medical conditions, into a wilderness program is extremely dangerous as we have all found out in the past.



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Open Free for All / Mitt Romney
« on: April 22, 2011, 08:54:15 PM »
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Open Free for All / Re: BOARD RULES BROKEN?
« on: April 20, 2011, 03:58:31 PM »
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Open Free for All / Re: What is a parent to do?
« on: April 20, 2011, 01:12:51 PM »
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Open Free for All / Re: Machinations of an Industry Troll (Whooter)
« on: April 20, 2011, 10:28:04 AM »
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Open Free for All / Re: What is a parent to do?
« on: April 20, 2011, 10:21:43 AM »
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Open Free for All / Re: Machinations of an Industry Troll (Whooter)
« on: April 20, 2011, 10:09:49 AM »
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Open Free for All / Re: Mark1986 is Whooter
« on: April 19, 2011, 07:50:20 PM »
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