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Category Archives: Counseling

Thank you for keeping our youth in your heart.

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Happy Valentine’s Day, from all of us at Spectrum.
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Making Healthy Decisions: the Seven Challenges

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Here’s the scene: a teenager is using drugs or alcohol. They get caught. They’re sent—by their parents or school, or by a court—to treatment, which can be an outpatient counseling program like Riverstone. Often, parents and schools want to see drug-free kids, but this abstinence-only model isn’t proven to be successful. “It usually leads to …
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Spectrum Expands to Include New Riverstone Youth Counseling Program

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The addition of Riverstone adds a youth-focused counseling program to Spectrum’s wide range of services. Open to the public, Riverstone counselors are trained clinical mental health/social workers and substance abuse counselors who focus on a client-centered approach to help teenagers and young adults work through and overcome mental health and substance use issues.
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The words you never want to hear a parent say

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Our executive director recently received a note from a mom whose son is consumed with his addiction. “I myself feel very guilty and a failure as parent because I knew this could happen to him. I talked to him about it several times…” she wrote. “But talking and a good family weren’t enough.” You can read Mark’s response in the …
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