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Attachment

What You Need to Know About Attachment

We develop an attachment style early in our lives within our homes. Our parents and caregivers foster within us either a secure or an insecure attachment style. Sometimes, parents and caregivers are unknowingly passing on characteristics of the style of attachment they were taught. Our attachment style can have a considerable impact on the types […]

Partners

How Can I Support My Relationship With My Parenting Partner?

“Take care of yourselves first, your adult relationships second, your children third because, in that way, you do your best work with your children.” -Aaron Huey, co-founder of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center When we have a child with problematic issues, like addiction, promiscuity, running away, or other concerns, we might unintentionally put our parenting […]

Skate

Incremental Rewards to Motivate Your Kid’s Success

Creating rewards and consequences for your child’s behavior can help to put them on the pathway to success in their recovery. During a coaching call with parents, Fire Mountain’s Aaron Huey discusses the importance of rewards and delaying rewards in dealing with problematic behaviors. At Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center, family involvement is paramount to […]

Friends

No Longer Alone: Positive Impact of Support

Finding support in recovery is paramount to successful outcomes. After leaving a treatment facility, some individuals may feel overly confident, believing that they can get through their struggles alone. Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center understands the importance of support during and following treatment. We begin the transition process during a teen’s stay at our facility […]

Upset

Am I Enabling My Child’s Addiction and Destructive Behavior?

One of the most common thoughts and concerns of family members of individuals with problematic behaviors and addictions is whether we enable the behavior. We worry that there is something that we are or are not doing that is driving our child to use substances, alcohol, or engage in other behaviors, like cutting or promiscuity. […]