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Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders and Teen Substance Abuse Disorders
Teen Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Substance abuse and addiction in teens is a symptom of unaddressed, underlying issues, including past traumas and mental health disorders. Statistic show that people with mental health disorders are more likely to develop a substance abuse disorder at some point in their lives. Combined with the fact that most people who develop an addiction begin […]

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Substance Abuse Prevention For Middle Schoolers
Substance Abuse Prevention For Middle Schoolers

Many parents find it hard to imagine a world where middle school students are exposed to substances. Unfortunately, that’s life. Students are finding themselves exposed to substances earlier than ever before, and if you are a parent of a newly minted middle school student, it’s only natural to wonder what you can do to prevent […]

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Assertive Communication Skills for Parents
Practicing Assertive Communication

As we talk about being assertive, I have come across many people that have told me “every time I try to be assertive I get labeled all kinds of negative things.” Assertive communication is the ability to express positive and negative ideas and feelings in an open, honest and direct way. It recognizes our rights […]

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