When out-of-home placement is necessary for treatment

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When out-of-home placement is necessary for treatment

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Many times things break down so much for parents and families, they are losing control of their teenagers; whether it's depression, suicidality, anxiety, addiction or whatever sort. They just don't feel like they can control it anymore. They've tried individual therapy and that's been on so-so successful and it's haven't lasted. Sometimes parents have to resort to placing a child or an adolescent in an out of home placement, where for, two months, sometimes a year, they have to go to therapeutic programs to interrupt this behavior and give them skills that these kids need to move forward. It's challenging for parents, but it's very effective for these kids to get back on track.

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Rick Meeves, PhD, LMFT

Clinical Director of CRC

Dr. Rick Meeves has spent the last 16 years working with adolescents and their families. He currently serves as the Director of Adolescent Clinical Services for CRC Health Group, the nation’s largest provider of addiction treatment and related behavioral health services.  Rick has helped families deal with the rapidly expanding access to video and electronic media. As a practitioner he has seen teens lock themselves in their rooms, playing video games for days on end. He has also seen teens who became addicted to online gambling. Rick has seen parents who have accepted this behavior as some acceptable alternative to staying out all night or using drugs or alcohol. He has helped families re-establish healthy patterns and use of electronic gaming and has established healthy patterns with his own boys.

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