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Parent Support & Skills Group

The Parent Support & Skills Group (with focus on Parents of Adolescents Using Substances) is held on

Saturday Mornings from 10:30 - 12:00 AM

This Group will open in September, 2014 and will have a client and family support component both held on Saturdays

Intakes will begin on October 8th, 2014



Group Description

This group combines effective parenting skills with peer and group leader support for parents of adolescents and young adults struggling with Substance Use Disorders.  This primary emphasis of this group is to discuss and gain a better understanding of the effects that drug abuse and addiction has on families.  Althought the focus of the group will be on adolescents, parents of young adults (aged 18-24) could benefit from the group, as well as parents of adolescents and young adults currently in treatment for substance use.  The group is facilitated by Matt Mullins, LADC and Director of Triad Adolescent Services Dual-Diagnosis Service and Elena Stein, B.A. and Clinial Education Specialist at McLean Hospital's Co-Occurring Disorders Residential Unit.  Parents are asked to commit to attending the group for 12 weeks and can remain after the initial commitment in 4 week intervals.

Group Topics

Group topics include, but are not limited to:


Substance abuse and co-occurring disorders education and support

The biological and genetic factors of addiction

Adolescent development (typical and substance-related development)

Interpersonal relationships and the effects of substance abuse/dependance

Coping with resistance around sobriety

The stages of change in the addicted person

Drug and mental health education

Peer support in processing the frustration and pain of addiction


Group Fee Schedule

$600 - 8 weeks  - 1 Parent  (minimum commitment - 12 weeks)

$960 - 8 weeks - 1 Couple  (minimum commitment - 12 weeks) 


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