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What to Do if Your Teen is Using Drugs
You Found Out Your Teen is Using Drugs: Now What?

First of all: take a deep breath.  If you’ve just found out that you’re dealing with teen drug abuse in your home, you’re likely feeling a whirlwind of emotions. You may be angry, sad, overwhelmed, distraught, and unsure of what to do next. You may feel like you’re to blame for the problem, especially if […]

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Why Do Teens Abuse Pills?
Popping Pills: What You Need to Know About Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

An estimated 50 percent of teens in the US have experimented with drugs at least once before the age of 18. More than 2 million kids in the 12-17 age range admit to using drugs recreationally in the last month. While 33 percent of high school students use prescription medications to manage a health condition, […]

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'Euphoria' on HBO and Teen Substance Abuse
What Parents Can Learn from ‘Euphoria’ Season 2

HBO’s Euphoria has taken the world by storm, captivating audiences with its raw, authentic exploration of teen substance abuse and recovery. Starring Zendaya as Rue Bennet, ‘Euphoria’ doesn’t shy away from the complexities of navigating sobriety alongside the challenges of teenhood. While this hit show fascinates both teen and adult audiences, is it actually a […]

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Teen Cocaine Abuse
Teen Cocaine Use What You Need to Know

Teen Cocaine Use: What You Need to Know  Research shows that as many as 50 percent of all American teens admitted to using illicit substances at least once. While rates were highest in regard to alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drug use, other forms of substance use cannot and should not be overlooked. In fact, the […]

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Teen Addiction Myths
10 Teen Drug Abuse Myths Debunked

Teen substance use is a serious problem among today’s youth. With easy access to illicit substances and misconceptions regarding the dangers of drug and alcohol use, teens are engaging in risky behaviors that can have disastrous consequences. Likewise, many parents and guardians also misunderstand teen substance use and addiction. Debunking some of the most common […]

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Teen Adderall Abuse
The Pressure to Be Perfect: What Drives Teens to Adderall Abuse

Today’s adolescents are under a great amount of pressure. Family expectations, peer pressure, and high academic standards put upon them by society are enough to push anyone to their limits. During a life stage filled with physical, mental, and emotional changes, having these additional pressures to be a perfect student, child, and friend can be […]

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Holidays After Divorce
How to Get Through the Holidays as a Two-Household Family

The holidays are stressful enough even before you factor in the logistics and realities of a two-household family. Divorce rates vary somewhat by state, but the family dynamics can affect the emotional and physical well-being of kids even more during the holidays.  The topic of divorced families and holidays is never a particularly easy one, […]

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries with Family Members
Enforcing Healthy Boundaries with Extended Family During the Holidays

For many families the holidays are a time for togetherness and celebration. We often associate this time of year with family dinners and joyful gift swapping, but most families are far from this idyllic image. For parents of teens in recovery, navigating the holidays may include fielding uncomfortable questions, unwelcome parenting advice, and outright judgement […]

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Working with Hesitant Clients
Working with Hesitant Clients

Seeking help for a substance use disorder through addiction treatment is a difficult decision to make. Inpatient rehab programs require clients to put their lives on pause, sometimes for months at a time and far from home, while trusting themselves to the care of strangers — it’s a major step to take. For adolescent clients, […]

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Helping Teens in Crisis
Teens in Crisis: Providing Acute Stabilization Care for Clients

In an ideal world, the decision to seek help for substance abuse or a mental health disorder is a conscious one. When clients enter treatment of their own volition, the process is typically much smoother and more beneficial than involuntary admission. Clients who are in treatment by legal order or coercion from loved ones may […]

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