Back2Basics

Back2Basics

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Roy J. DuPrez, Founder and CEO of Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures offering long-term treatment for young adult men ages 18-30 struggling with substance abuse (alcohol and drug addiction). The program is located in Flagstaff Arizona. If you would like more information about the program see the website at www.Back2BasicsOutdoorAdventures.com, or call (928) 814-2220. Your treatment model really...

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Early Intervention Program Provides Prevention for Troubled Youth

In this interview, I met with Alex Georgakopoulos CEO and Therapist at Coyote Coast Youth and Family Counseling, http://www.coyotecoast.com, to talk about what an early intervention program looks like. How do you decide whether or not a teen can remain in the home and receive early intervention services, as opposed to being referred to an out-of-home placement? When we look at why a teen might need to be referred for treatment versus staying in...

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Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures

I had the pleasure of interviewing Roy J. DuPrez, Founder and CEO of Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures offering long-term treatment for young adult men ages 18-30 struggling with substance abuse (alcohol and drug addiction). The program is located in Flagstaff Arizona. If you would like more information about the program see the website at www.Back2BasicsOutdoorAdventures.com, or call (928) 814-2220. Your treatment model really combines wilderness...

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Mercedes Carbone Educational Consultant

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mercedes Carbone, Educational and Therapeutic Consultant. She has a wealth of experience in the field of special education and therapeutic treatment programs.  If you would  like to contact Mercedes you can reach her at (510) 414-0291. How long have you been consulting? I started consulting in 2002, so it’s been twelve years.  My background is in special education. I have a Masters in Special...

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Story Unfolds of Son’s Pre-Natal Exposure to Methamphetamine

I had the pleasure of interviewing Erica, an adoptive mom whose son had pre-natal exposure to methamphetamine. There is a lot of information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, but less is known about the birth effects of exposure to methamphetamines. Read about Erica’s family’s courageous journey to help her son cope with his learning and behavioral challenges in this interview. How did you make the decision to adopt? Mine is a story of...

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Positive Message to Parents – Sending Your Child to Treatment

Positive Message to Parents – Sending Your Child to Treatment

Dear Parents, Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Andrea I was adopted at 5 months old and I am 26 years old and I am alive!  Thanks to my wonderful parents.  I struggled as a teenager, I was sad, running away from home, lying, sneaking out and starting to drink.  My parents took me to numerous counselors and I finally found one I liked and he told me if you don’t stop, you will be sent away.  I didn’t believe...

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