Category: Mental Health

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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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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Family Therapy for Substance Use Disorder
Family Therapy for Substance Use Disorder

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 1 in 10 children grow up in a home where at least one parent has a substance use disorder (SUD). Because of this, the way that treatment for clients with addiction has evolved from focusing on just the patient, to focusing on the entire […]

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