Every year, approximately 450 families from over 40 states and other countries bring their adolescents to Meridell Achievement Center. Throughout our years of providing comprehensive treatment, we have come to identify similarities between the patients we treat.
Most of our patients have a history of treatment failure. Many have been patients at psychiatric hospitals, residential therapeutic schools, wilderness programs or a residential, partial hospital or intensive outpatient program. Purposeful misbehavior (behavioral) is very different from irritable behavior (neurobehavior). The former is planned and controlled while the latter is impulsive and explosive.
The adolescents most appropriate for our programs typically have multiple diagnoses that may include any of the following: