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.

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Center

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

ODD Treatment

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

An individual with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), a behavioral disorder that impacts the ability to remain non-aggressive toward adults along with other issues, probably feels as if they can’t control their behavior. They may feel constantly irritated at even the most minor infractions and are unable to cope with the anger that builds inside them. These children may argue constantly with their parents and get into fights with others in authority, such as teachers, eventually becoming labeled as a “bad kid.” Relationships with others may be strained due to angry outbursts, which may make a child feel guilty even though they are unable to control these aggressive impulses. There is another way to live; ODD does not have to control your child’s life.

Piney Ridge Center offers a residential treatment program for children and teens who have oppositional defiant disorder, a type of disruptive behavior disorder, as well as sexual deviance. For nearly two decades, we’ve been helping those who come to us learn to control their impulses, develop social skills, and begin to build the life they’ve always wanted. At Piney Ridge, you’ll be warmly welcomed into our community as a member of our family.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for ODD

If your child or teen is struggling with ODD, you may find your home life has become chaotic as you’re unable to predict where your child’s behaviors are coming from and why they’re constantly arguing with you. Your child may not have gotten a proper diagnosis and may be equally frustrated with his or her temper. The whole family is suffering under the weight of this disruptive behavioral disorder and you may feel helpless to fix it. Common symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder include:

  • Frequent temper tantrums
  • Constant irritation
  • Aggression and rebelliousness
  • Picks fights with peers, siblings, and others
  • Trouble at school or with the law due to behaviors

If your child has oppositional defiant disorder, you’re probably wondering how best to care for yourself and your family. Here are some self-care tips to remember when your child has ODD:

Take time for yourself: The constant stress of having a child with ODD can make you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. Spend some time each day doing something nice for you. This can be as simple as reading a good book or taking a hot bubble bath.

Seek support: Find a professional therapist who can help you process your emotions and learn ways to cope with the stress. Find local support groups for other families who have disruptive children. Enlist the care of family and friends so you have time to leave the house and relax.

Support your child: As your child enters treatment for ODD and sexual misconduct, understand that your actions did not cause your child to behave this way. He or she is not a “bad person,” simply someone who needs empathy and love. Offer your love while setting emotional limits for your own sanity.

Why Consider Treatment

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

If your child is living with untreated or undiagnosed oppositional defiant disorder, their life may seem like a series of unfortunate events. Despite their best efforts to form relationships with peers, their aggression and constant arguing may have left them socially isolated and alone. In an attempt to stop the angry feelings, your child may have begun to use drugs or alcohol to numb the anger, only to discover that drug abuse has become a full-blown addiction. With substance abuse making matters even worse, your child may intentionally cause themselves harm and even start to have thoughts of suicide. While life can feel overwhelming, there is help available. It’s time to help your child turn their life into something that brings them joy.

A residential treatment center that specializes in the care and treatment of children and teens struggling with ODD and sexually maladaptive behaviors is the ideal setting for your child to receive the care they so desperately need. They will be able to escape the chaos of the home environment and focus all of their energy on creating a life they deserve. By living in a center for an extended period of time with other boys and girls struggling with similar challenges it will allow them to work together to grow, learn, and heal.

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 ODD treatment offered at Piney Ridge Treatment Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas

When you bring your child to us for help, their journey toward healing will start by having them complete a series of comprehensive assessments that will allow us to understand how best to guide treatment during their stay. The medical examination will help us determine if your child has drugs or alcohol in their system and assess any health-related concerns. Our psychiatric evaluation will evaluate the severity of their ODD, diagnose any co-occurring, comorbid disorders, and determine the type of sexually maladaptive behaviors they have. We’ll take the results of these assessments and work with you and your child to create an appropriate plan of care for your needs.

Medication may be used to help stabilize some of your child’s moods and treat any co-occurring disorders. While there are no medications on the market to specifically treat ODD, some people find that certain medications reduce the symptoms. The usage of medication will be determined by your child’s treatment team and monitored for efficacy and safety.

Individual therapy is a wonderful way for a child to work privately with a therapist to discuss the challenges in their life that will help them learn to manage their symptoms of ODD and develop the coping skills needed to be a functional member of society. Therapy sessions will likely delve into the problems that ODD has caused in their life and work toward building solutions and ways to prevent these challenges from occurring again.

Group therapy is the cornerstone of our treatment program and we hold meetings each day that focus on a variety of topics. While some groups will be separated by sexes, others include both boys and girls. Groups are a great way to bond with peers who are similarly struggling and topics may include empathy training, social skills, anger management, sexual safety, and family issues.

Family therapy is held once each week and family visitation is offered three times per week. Family sessions focus upon family dynamics that have been strained by your child’s ODD and deviant sexual behaviors. We will work to educate everyone about ODD and what the recovery looks like as well as provide loved ones the opportunity to express the ways in which their lives have been impacted.

Piney Ridge Center includes experiential therapeutic approaches specifically designed to complement traditional therapies. These may include:

  • School-based programming
  • Expressive therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Activity therapy
  • Spiritual guidance
Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for ODD

As the time for your child’s departure from our residential treatment center approaches, you will work closely with your child and their treatment team to identify the next best steps in recovery so we can help implement appropriate aftercare options. Some of our clients find they’d like to slowly reintegrate back into their community and opt to join a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP). Both PHP and IOP programs are outpatient programs that let your child to continue your recovery during the day while returning home during the evenings and on weekends. Other clients may feel they’ve made enough progress in our program that they’re ready to discharge to home with referrals to traditional outpatient therapy.