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By Dr. Tim R. Thayne
Special to Valley News 

Prepare for a troubled teen's return from a treatment center


Last updated 3/23/2018 at 3:14am

Raising a teenager can be a challenge under the best circumstances.

But when a teenager’s addictions, learning disabilities or emotional and behavioral issues become more than parents can bear, the young people often are placed in residential or wilderness treatment programs where professionals help them work through their issues.

Success can quickly unravel when the child returns home, though, if parents aren’t ready with a game plan to help with the transition.

Parents often fear that their son or daughter is going to relapse into old, unhealthy or dangerous patterns. They have fears...

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