Residential treatment centers for addicts

Dan Cronin, Substance Abuse Expert, shares advice for parents on the behaviors associated with drug and alcohol use that could make your child a good candidate for residential treatment centers
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When trying to determine the level of care for your child, you need to look at the other behaviors associated with drug and alcohol use. Is your child failing school? Is your child getting in trouble with the police? Are they running away? Do they have defiant behavior? If you notice that your child is behaving differently, acting out and getting in trouble, they are a candidate for residential treatment. They are going to need structure to change their behaviors. Once it gets to the level where the police are involved or not coming home at night or acting out sexually, then they need more structure than you can provide in an outpatient setting.

Dan Cronin, Substance Abuse Expert, shares advice for parents on the behaviors associated with drug and alcohol use that could make your child a good candidate for residential treatment centers

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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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