Dan Scholz, clinical director of the adolescent treatment center at Lifeline is here to talk about how it's providing for our youth. Lifeline is family counseling and treatment center for troubled youth struggling with drug use, school failure, family conflict, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and anything else that is getting in the way of them being happy and successful. Lifeline has been serving Utah families and teens for over 25 years.
There are different options for youth:
- 24-hour care
- Day treatment program
- After school program
Dan also gives advice for parents, open communication about what they and their friends are doing. Talk about drugs, alcohol and your expectations. Communicate in a way that doesn’t create shame. Know your kids’ friends. Be aware of surroundings, educate yourself, stay up to date on current dangers kids face, attend workshops.
Warning Signs: Knowing the difference between what is considered normal teenage behavior and what is abnormal. Changes in friends, dropping grades, lost interest in hobbies, isolation from family, & family conflict.
Contact lifelineutah.com or call 801-936-4000.