wit's end with your teenager.
You have exhausted all your local resources, your nerves are fried, you have removed all their privileges and nothing is making a difference - you are literally a hostage to your own child!
It is time for outside help... but you get online and realize first the sticker shock.... (price of programs and schools) then you see all these horror stories - EXACTLY WHO SHOULD YOU BELIEVE?
Years ago I was in your exact spot - and I didn't listen my gut, and the results were not good, however it had a purpose. The reason was to be a part of helping parents not make the mistakes I did.
When you get online you will see many toll free numbers going to places unknown. Usually sales reps that will more than happily give you a list of programs that they believe will be perfect for your child - but how do they know?
Point is - you don't want a sales rep - you don't want a marketing arm, you want an owner, a director or someone that will be vested in your child's recovery and healing process. Someone that will be held accountable - their reputation will be reflected upon your child's success.
I created an organization that helps educate parents to better understand the big business of residential therapy. There are questions parents need to ask, that many don't think about while they are desperate for help such as when will they be able to speak with their child or visit their child.
I encourage you to visit www.helpyourteens.com and find out more about residential therapy - especially if you are considering the next step. Don't wait for a crisis to happen. Be prepared.