Wilderness Therapy Step-Down Programs at OPI

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October 19, 2015

Wilderness Therapies and the Hero’s Journey as Metaphors for Change “I can See! I can See!” said Jumping Mouse over again and again. A Blurry Shape Came toward Jumping Mouse. Jumping Mouse Squinted hard but the Shape Remained a Blur. “Hello, Brother,” a Voice said. “Do you Want some Medicine?” “Some Medicine for me?” asked Jumping Mouse. “Yes! Yes!” “Then

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Fun Ways to Support your Friend/Loved One When They Are Away for Residential Treatment

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December 22, 2014

Your friend/loved one went away to a treatment facility. Now what? You want to support them and show them that you think about them, and a little love can go a long way to help in the recovery process. First, find out the rules and regulations of their treatment facility. Each center is different and participants often have different privileges

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Parent Resilience

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May 31, 2004
Parent Resilience

The following article appeared in the May, 2004, issue of Woodbury Reports and on their website, StrugglingTeens.com. By Robert F. Fischer, M.D, and Anne LaRiviere Robert F. Fischer, M.D, is a psychiatrist who has treated children, adolescents, and parents for 30 years. He is the executive director of the Optimum Performance Institute in Woodland Hills, California, a transitional facility for

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