Category: Drug and Alcohol Addiction

When a parent has a teen or teens suffering from substance abuse issues, they maybe not fully aware of the types of care available. There are many adolescent drug treatment options that you can find by contacting a substance abuse program in your area. Making contact with healthcare professionals who have experience with different curing…

Are you a teenager? The teenage years can be rough enough. But if you’re living with the effects of someone else’s drinking, the problem is compounded and maybe Alateen can help you. Being close to someone with an alcohol addiction can effect you in ways that it’s hard to describe unless you’ve lived through it.…

Staff Training Policies and Procedures Establishing the following policies and procedures will ensure that new and incumbent staff are aware of the agency’s LGBT supportive stance on an ongoing basis. • Ensure that all new employees are familiar with agency policies regarding hiring of and providing services to LGBT clients. • As a part of…

Recommendations for Clinicians To provide quality care for LGBT clients, treatment providers need to learn about sexual orientation and gender identity and how these are determined. Counselors need to know more about how LGBT individuals learn to acknowledge and accept their sexual orientation, about the stages of coming out, and about how to meet the…

Practice Exercises Whenever possible, the counselor encourages the client to complete between-session practice exercises. The counselor provides a careful rationale and description of the exercise, gives specific instructions, and explains how the task relates to treatment goals. The counselor ensures that the client understands each practice exercise, follows up on between-session exercises during the next…

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