Intensive outdoor programs for troubled teens

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Intensive outdoor programs for troubled teens

There are a couple different kinds of outdoor programs. There is what we call bootcamp programs, which are really behavioral in nature. And they get kids to kind of learn how to follow some structure. And that is more what you see in the bootcamp type of atmosphere that you are going to get kids to make behavioral changes. In wilderness programs, it is a different opportunities for kids and if you see kids that need structure, that need to be individuated from their parents, if they need to be able to learn how to function, it´s often a good idea for kids who have separation with parents. It is often a good idea to help the kids to mature and get out on their own and learn how to take care of themselves because if you are in the middle of the wilderness and you do not have mom doing your laundry, you are going to have to do something pretty quick. And the people in the wilderness programs are very well experienced at dealing not only with how to get somebody to survive in the wilderness but how do I grow up, how do I mature, and take care of myself.

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Dan Cronin has been a Substance Abuse Expert, a leading figure in the fields of Alcohol and Drug Intervention, Alternative Sentencing and Case Management for over 20 years. His organizations, Dan Cronin Consulting and A.I.R., provide Alcohol and Drug Abuse Care Management throughout North America and the world, for individuals, corporations and organizations including the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, where he is the Director of their Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Programs.

As a licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (LISAC, CADAC, CAS, CCS), Dan works closely with medical professionals in all aspects of addiction medicine. As part of Dan Cronin Consulting, Dan has teamed with renowned psychiatrist Dr. M. David Lewis, M.D., whose 30 years of experience has established him as a leading medical expert in the field. He also works with Dr. Brian F. Shaw, Ph.D., one of the top clinical psychologists in North America and co-founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With them he has developed a specific model for Case Management that treats clients suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. Working with his key executive Mellie Walker and the rest of his team at Dan Cronin Consulting, he’s implemented this substance rehab model nationwide and it is now used as a template in many referral agencies around the country.

Dan is also founder and director of AIR Alternatives, launched in 1997 to assist individuals and companies with Alternative Sentencing, including in-custody assessments, transportation and court follow-ups. AIR contracts with the courts throughout Los Angeles County, specializing addiction treatment center placement for individuals who face legal consequences due to addiction. Other members of the AIR team include DeAnne Soriano, Director of Operations, who has 10 years of experience and functions as direct liaison to the courts and Anthony Melillo, Assessment Specialist and transport coordinator with the firm for the last five years.

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