We believe that a healthy family system is crucial to long-term success. Our full-time Parent Coach works with our students' families to hone skills such as communication and de-escalation techniques. We also address educational topics such as family dynamics and parenting styles.
Substance Abuse Counseling
Mountain Lake Academy's Clinical Department includes a cadre of Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed social workers available to:
Educate about addiction and recovery
Design a treatment plan to reinforce abstinence and healthy decision-making
Review the impact of substance use in the home and the community setting
Provide insight to patterns of behavior that inhibit the development of safe relationships
Highlight cultural and family influences on substance abuse
Support relapse prevention
Medical & Clinical Services
Our medical department, overseen by a Registered Nurse, provides assessment and reassessment of our students' physical, nutritional, and oral health care needs through direct or referred health care services.
Psychiatric services are provided by a consulting psychiatrist, who will assess each student within a week of admission. This initial assessment is followed by ongoing treatment, including medication management and evaluation, throughout each student's stay.
The student and family are actively engaged in any consideration of the use, change, or discontinuation of medication. The psychiatrist also participates in weekly consultations with the student's treatment team.