6 Questions Your Teenager Needs You to Ask Their Therapist

 When considering a therapist or mental health (MH) or substance use disorder (SUD) program, such as a residential, Intensive outpatient program, or PHP, for teenagers, it’s crucial for parents to ask the right questions on behalf of their child. Teenagers across the board can struggle to advocate for and express themselves. It’s up to parents…

The 4 types of treatment programs

One of the cruelest symptoms people experience is hopelessness. This often looks like believing it’s not worth asking for help because there is no help to be had. Although every program has strengths and weaknesses, many programs DO work. What matters most is that you find and get help. There is no “right” answer when…

Care in Action: A Case Study

Antelope Recovery provides individualized mental health care to adolescents who are experiencing severe symptoms and impairments in functioning and require more intensive services than weekly individual therapy. We launched our program in May 2023, and have since been collecting data on the outcomes of our program. At Antelope, we assess clients’ symptom severity and functioning…

2023 Teen Mental Health Industry Report

* Warning! Heavy jargon and potentially headache-inducing details ahead. Written for those who want to nerd out.* ⏰ Time to read: 10 mins One of our values at Antelope Recovery is transparency, and this blog is our attempt at a very transparent peak under the hood of what has been happening in teen mental health…

What every parent needs to know about their teen’s drug cravings

As a parent, teacher, pediatrician, or friend who is supporting someone who is battling addiction, understanding the complexities of drug cravings is vital. Failure to understand drug cravings and the role they play in addiction is one of the most common mistakes people make, which leads to unnecessary pain for both you and your loved…

A Comprehensive Guide on How to Choose the Best Intensive Outpatient Program for My Teen

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program  (IOP)?  An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured and comprehensive form of mental health or substance use treatment that provides more support and therapy than traditional outpatient care but is less intensive than inpatient hospitalization. IOPs are designed to offer individuals a higher level of care while still allowing them…

9 Meta-Studies show Contingency Management is one of the most effective treatments for substance use disorder

Contingency Management (CM) stands out as one of the most effective, research-backed methods for battling substance use disorders. The evidence is clear: CM significantly improves recovery outcomes, offering a beacon of hope to those navigating the challenges of addiction. Despite its proven success, CM is still underutilized, with less than 10% of U.S. treatment programs…

Shining a Light on Teen Mental Health in Colorado

Teens are sounding the alarm; how do we chart a path forward?  “National youth mental health crisis” How does Colorado compare to the rest of the nation when it comes to the teen mental health crisis? We’ve all seen the national statistics about teen mental health since COVID-19 and the unmet mental health needs of…

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