Outpatient programs for addicts

Dan Cronin, Substance Abuse Expert, shares advice for parents on what type of person that outpatient programs for addicts is most effective for
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Outpatient programs for addicts

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When you are looking at outpatient for your child -- Outpatient is really for somebody who is motivated or for somebody who is not seeing the big behavioral changes. If you've got a kid who is starting to slip or is starting to isolate, who is starting to make changes, and you are able to intervene early enough, you can get them motivated for change, outpatient is a good setting. This is where they can go and hang with their peers. They can continue with their life and still work on recovery issues with people their own age and doing the same things that they were doing to look at a recovery lifestyle. If they are not needing more structure, but if they are motivated or if they are in the early stages, outpatient is a good practical setting. We look at it as, if someone is willing to put in the work, they will have better success as an outpatient.

Dan Cronin, Substance Abuse Expert, shares advice for parents on what type of person that outpatient programs for addicts is most effective for

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Dan Cronin, LISAC, CADAC, CAS, CCS

Substance Abuse Expert

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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