Reactive attachment disorder

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n. noun

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is a rare but serious condition in which an infant or a young child doesn't establish emotional, healthy attachments to parents or those caring for them. RAD is prevalent in infants who were not given proper loving treatment in their first months living. Consequently, RAD is a common disorder amongst adopted, or foster cared, children. 


Those who suffer from reactive attachment disorder, may be misunderstood, and viewed as cold, emotionless, or even cruel. However, this is only the appearance of those who suffer from RAD, as these types of individuals are capable of feeling basic, human emotions.

People suffering from RAD, are traumatized individuals. RAD is the result of an individual suffering mistreatment, early on in their developmental lives. Additionally, afflicted individuals build a social ‘exterior,’ which is created with the intentions of keeping people ‘out.’ Moreover, a person suffering from RAD builds this social exterior, as a defense mechanism, or as preventative measures so that they cannot feel the same neglect as they once have.

Rebellious behavior

/re.bell.ious/ /be.hav.iour/

Rebellious behavior is a behavior in which an individual refuses to obey rules or authority. A person, who demonstrates rebellious behavior, fights against standards they feel, for one reason or another, are unfair or don't apply to them personally. Rebellious behavior is common and manifests in everyone at one time or another. However, these behaviors can become out of control, alienating the individual from functional society.

Rebellious behavior is a common trait amongst troubled teens. Troubled adolescents view authority as the enemy and feel as though they do not need to comply with any rules established by parents or any other type of an authority figure. Troubled adolescents don't view parents setting boundaries as a way of keeping them safe. Instead, these teens view their parents as unfair tyrants or oppressors who only want to get in the way of the teen from having fun. It is this flawed way of thinking that influences a troubled adolescent to rebel against parents and authority figures with regularity.

Recovery process

recovery process 


A recovery process is an undertaking of restorative properties regarding a person’s shortcomings, disorder, or maladies. The process of recovery is initiated after an individual seeks some sort of treatment for their personal affliction. 

There are many different forms of recovery process. A person’s process of restorative endeavors, depends upon that individual’s personal disorders, and the severity of those disorders. For Instance, a troubled teenage girl, who suffers from hardcore, drug addiction, may find their process of restoration at a rehabilitation center for troubled youth. However, an adolescent girl who suffers from mild depression may be able to achieve a process of recovery by simply engaging in traditional, one-on-one therapies. 

It is imperative for parents of troubled teenage girls to understand the severity of their daughter’s behavioral issues. Moreover, it is crucial for parents of a troubled girl to seek appropriate care for their their daughter’s process of recovery. 


Recreation counselors

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Recreation counselors, sometimes called recreation workers, these professionals plan and organize interesting activities for groups and organizations. They may work indoors or outdoors on weekends, at irregular hours or seasonally, depending on their job type.

Recreation counselors organize outside, recreational activities for youth within communities that may be subject to negative influences (gang involvement, substance abuse etc.). The mission of these counselors is to provide youth with productive distractions, in hopes that youth abstain from negative activities and behaviors.

Recreation counselors may even include a therapeutic element in their activities, using various activities as a learning experience. This type of treatment is used in conjunction with therapeutic treatment offered at treatment programs such as, residential treatment and rehabilitation centers.




A relapse is the reoccurrence of negative behaviors that were thought to have been removed from an individual’s lifestyle choices. For instance, a person who successfully graduated from a rehabilitative center for heroin abuse, may in fact, relapse by consuming heroin prior to reaching a state of recovery. 

Relapsing is always a possibility for those who are in a state of recovery, and therefore, should always be recognized as a potential threat. Those who feel as though they are fully ‘recovered,’ from a negative behavior, are more likely to relapse, and partake in that behavior if they ignore the threats of repeating behaviors. For this reason, it is crucial for those in recovery to recognize the possibility of relapse, additionally taking further steps to prevent the possibility of the specific, relapse. 




Relationships: the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Building strong relationships with family and friends is essential for living a productive lifestyle.

While building healthy relationships are important, avoiding unhealthy, negative relationships is even more critical. Troubled teens, often times, struggle with building the healthy, productive and fruitful relationships, and instead, choose to develop negative, harmful and destructive relationships. Whether they are engaging in negative activities with a girlfriend, peer or perhaps even a close family member, negative relationships can derail, and even destroy an adolescent's life.

If a troubled adolescent continuously engages in unfruitful, negative relationships, it is crucial for parents to step in address the issue. If all attempts at separating the individual teen from negative influences fail, it is time for parents to seek outside, therapeutic assistance.

Residential staff

Res.i.dent.ial /staff


Residential staff is the staff and support system of a residential treatment facility. These staff are trained in treating therapeutic disorders, drug and alcohol addiction and have real life knowledge in treating psychologically and substance addicted struggling individuals. These staff are generally certified psychological professionals with years of schooling and experience in treating various addicts with various disorders.

The goal of residential staff is to effectively diagnose individuals and properly treat underlying issues that have led them to addiction. By not only treating the addiction, but also eliminating the disorders that have led them to addiction, residential staff are able to adequately treat and eliminate the addictive behavior, altogether.

Residential treatment

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Residential treatment centers are a live-in health care facility providing therapy for substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems. Residential treatment is used after traditional therapy, or addiction treatment fails to treat an individual effectively who suffers from psychological and addictive issues.

Residential treatment centers cater to adults and adolescents. Although similar in their treatment methods, residential treatment centers for adolescents differ from adult residential treatment, by offering an academic curriculum to its teenage enrollees. Additionally, residential treatment is a viable option for troubled teens as it provides both treatment and educational services.

Residential treatment is one of the most widely utilized treatment programs for troubled teens. These specialized facilities provide teens, who display out of control behaviors, the opportunity to achieve psychological restoration.

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Residential treatment centers are a live-in health care facility providing therapy for multiple disorders including but not limited to substance abuse, mild to severe depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and many other behavioral afflictions. Residential treatment is typically an option for those who have failed to achieve psychological wellness through traditional, therapeutic means. One of the many advantages to residential treatment is the constant availability of the healthcare staff, the therapies and the other resources needed to reap the benefits of recovery fully. 

Residential therapy requires clients to live on the grounds of the facility throughout their treatment. Living on grounds ensures the customer’s safety while they undergo intensive, treatment. Additionally, residential treatment centers are typically clinically focused and commonly provide treatment to adolescent teens with various disorders, diseases or conditions.