Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Piney Ridge Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Piney Ridge Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Impulse Control Disorder Treatment Center

Piney Ridge Treatment Center helps children & adolescents struggling with impulse control build a strong foundation for long-term recovery. Located in Fayetteville, AR, Piney Ridge is the leading provider of impulse control treatment.

Impulse Control Treatment

Learn more about impulse control treatment at Piney Ridge Treatment Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas

When a child or adolescent is suffering from an impulse control disorder, it can be detrimental to his or her ability to function. The severity of the disorder can have negative ramifications in every aspect of his or her life and will most assuredly have a negative impact on the lives of those around him or her. When children are struggling with sexually maladaptive behaviors on top of an impulse control disorder, the results can be devastating.

At Piney Ridge Treatment Center, we offer a program that is designed to meet the needs of children and adolescents who are suffering from the debilitating combination of an impulse control disorder and problematic sexual behaviors. We are the only treatment center in the state of Arkansas that has a program devoted specifically to meeting the unique needs that these children and adolescents present. Since 1996, we have been providing successful, thorough, and comprehensive care for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17 and we want to help your child get the help that he or she needs and deserves.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for impulse control

Watching your child acting on the symptoms of an impulse control disorder can be angering, embarrassing, and heartbreaking. You may find yourself struggling to maintain order in your home while also living each day fearing for what your child may do next. You may also be worried about the lives of those around your child because you are aware of the level of danger that his or her behaviors can entail. It’s possible that you might even be struggling with feelings of guilt, questioning whether or not you did something or overlooked something that led to the onset of the behaviors that your child is demonstrating. Some examples of symptoms that are commonly associated with impulse control disorders can include:

  • Acting out aggressively, even when unprovoked
  • Angry outbursts and/or temper tantrums
  • Compulsive stealing
  • Compulsive lying
  • Playing with fire
  • Participating in risky sexual behaviors
  • Demonstrating periods of emotional detachment
  • Extreme agitation and irritability

If any of these behaviors ring true, a residential treatment program can be an extremely beneficial resource for getting the help that he or she needs. With proper and thorough treatment, children and adolescents with impulse control disorders and sexually maladaptive behaviors can learn self-control and find ways to successfully manage their symptoms.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for impulse control at Piney Ridge Treatment Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas

If you’ve been watching your child’s behaviors spiral downward, you are probably feeling concerned about the future. You might be wondering if the things that he or she is doing are extreme examples of adolescence and something that he or she will “grow out of,” or if they are behaviors that are going to worsen over time. Unfortunately, the reality is that without treatment, the behaviors will likely worsen and have the possibility of entering into higher levels of severity.

Residential treatment programs have proven to be effective in helping children and adolescents overcome the destructive path that impulse control disorders and sexually maladaptive behaviors can lead them down. When children enter a residential program, they are welcomed into a safe environment in which they are under constant supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to safety, children in residential programs are provided with the opportunity to step away from the stresses of their everyday lives and focus solely on their treatment.

Our Philosophy

Piney Ridge Treatment Center philosophy and benefits

At Piney Ridge Treatment Center, we firmly believe that every child and family who comes to us for help is truly unique and deserves to have a treatment plan personalized to meet each of his or her own individual set of needs.

At Piney Ridge, we recognize that because sexual thoughts and behaviors are meant to be private parts of people’s lives, they are things that need to be addressed in a therapeutic manner meant solely for the purpose of reshaping how our patients will behave in the future. Our program is designed to provide patients with the ability to understand how to accept responsibility for their past behaviors so that they can make the changes that they need to in order to get well.

Types of Treatment

Types of impulse control treatment offered at Piney Ridge Treatment Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas

At Piney Ridge, we have tailored our treatment program to meet the needs of our patients by using an evidence-based model of care with trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy at the core. We use a combination of therapeutic techniques in order to provide the highest level of holistic treatment possible. These therapeutic techniques include the following:

Medication management: Successfully managing the symptoms that your child is experiencing may involve medication. Our residential program has three psychiatrists as well as an internist that will meet with your child at least once every 28 days in order to monitor the therapeutic effects of any medication prescribed. Additional appointments will be added based on the needs of each child.

Individual therapy: Individual sessions are held at least once per week. During these sessions, patients meet with their therapist on a one-to-one basis in order to work towards developing personal problem-solving skills and coping skills. This time can also be used to teach patients appropriate behaviors, identify traumatic events that may be causing them pain, and learn to gain control over their impulsivity.

Group therapy: Group therapy sessions are used as a time for our patients to meet together in order to enhance positive social interactions and reinforce coping skills they are learning. These sessions are held on a daily basis and include goal groups in the morning and rehab groups in the evening. Group sessions cover a number of different topics including family issues, anger management, sexual safety, and empathy skills.

Family therapy: The role that the family plays in a patient’s treatment is of the utmost importance. Without family involvement, anything that is learned throughout treatment might fall to the wayside once the patient has left our program. Family sessions are held on a weekly or biweekly basis in order to help loved ones learn to implement rules about negative behaviors, how to use strategies to reduce problematic behaviors, and ways to enhance coping and social skills. In addition to these family sessions, visitation time is made available to family members as well.

Experiential program: Because we want our treatment to be as holistic as possible, we offer a thorough experiential program in addition to the traditional therapeutic methods. Aspects of this program include school-based programming, recreational therapy, spiritual therapy, and expressive therapies. We also have occupational therapists and speech therapists on staff to work with patients when necessary.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for impulse control

At Piney Ridge, we ensure that the discharge process is thorough, as we know that this can be an intimidating time for our patients. We understand that in order for patients to leave our program with the comfort and knowledge that they can return to their lives at home, continued care is often necessary. We will make referrals based on each patient’s treatment plan. Case management occurs throughout treatment, so patients are introduced to the discharge process intensively prior to the end of their programming so that their transition will go as smoothly as possible. For our teenage patients, we will help arrange transfers to college, to the military, or to independent living situations, based on their needs.

We don’t want you and your child to continue suffering. At Piney Ridge Treatment Center, we will do everything in our power to ensure that all of your needs are met and that your child leaves treatment with the confidence that he or she needs in order to successfully go on to lead a happy, fulfilling life.