By accessing teen substance abuse information, families can find viable answers to difficult questions. These articles raise awareness about teen drug treatment, current teenage drug use, teen drug rehab and recovery.

The 8 Stages of Erikson’s Theory of Development

It’s important for parents, teachers, and other caregivers, such as staff at teen rehab treatment centers, to be able to guide children and teens through healthy social-emotional development stages of their growth. To help with this, an understanding of some basic psychology is worthwhile. A psychologist by the name of Erik Erikson identified eight specific psychological …

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How Much Freedom Should a Teen Have?

There comes a time in every teenager’s life when they want to spread their wings. Freedom gives your teen confidence, lets them try new things and allows them to grow, but too much freedom can cause them to get into trouble. As a parent, how do you strike a delicate balance?

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What Teens Should Expect from Their First Therapy Session

Does your teenager know what to expect from therapy? Do you know how to prepare for their first therapy session? Are there ways you as a parent can make that intimidating first visit less stressful? These are all appropriate questions that make sense before starting the therapeutic process. Therapy and counseling are becoming less stigmatized …

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The Long-Term Effects of Anxiety in Children

Anxiety is an emotion that you can expect to see in your child or teen. Children who are constantly anxious and worry so much that it interferes with their daily lives are experiencing an anxiety problem or disorder and this can have long-term effects, especially if it goes untreated.

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How Legalization Is Impacting Teen Marijuana Use

The legalization of marijuana has created intense debates. Ultimately, many states have decided to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and several states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. But what is the impact on teen marijuana use? Has the legalization of marijuana increased teen usage? Does Increased Access Equate to Increased Teen …

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The Importance of Raising Awareness Around Teen Bipolar Disorder

Living with bipolar disorder can bring about confusing emotions, and the stigma surrounding this disorder can heighten those emotions. Individuals with bipolar disorder are often portrayed in the media as committing crimes and unable to live independently. This stigma can even be carried into the medical field. Many professionals still refer to bipolar disorder as …

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10 Ways Teens Can Make Safe Connections During Social Distancing

Everyone has been lonely during this past year of social distancing—teens in particular. While life is beginning to open up again, many teens are still isolated due to COVID-19. Isolation has impacted everyone’s mental health, but particularly that of adolescents, for whom sharing their life with peers is so important. Many teens are tired of …

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5 Ways to Help Teens Learn Body Acceptance and Self-Love

One of the negative effects of social media is that it can impact the self-esteem and body image of impressionable teens. This is also an age where teens may pick up on language or criticisms of body types from parents and family members. For too many teens, these and other factors impact their own self-esteem …

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How to Help Teens Come Out of Social Isolation

Most teens have been socially isolated for more than a year now. For some teens, it may have been even longer if they had previously self-isolated. Going back to school and some of the normal activities might be a challenge after being in social isolation for so long. Parents, caregivers, and family members can help …

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How To Find The Best California Rehab For Teens Near Me

The need for California rehab for teens has exploded into a real necessity as mental health and substance abuse related disorders continue to rise. More teens in California than ever before are experiencing a mental health crisis, which is only made worse by the current pandemic and the challenges that teens are facing, such as …

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Why Substances are More Harmful to the Teen Brain

Teen bodies develop quickly, and adolescents can physically look like adults. However, the teen brain is not yet fully developed. The ability to control impulses and the perspective to make well-informed decisions, as well as other executive functions, are controlled by the prefrontal cortex, which is the last part of the brain to mature. This …

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