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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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Co-Occurring Disorders and Teen Addiction
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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