Body Image Linked to Binge Drinking and Tobacco Use in Young Boys

When we think of body image issues, we often think of girls. As a culture, we place a higher emphasis on body image on the feminine form than we do the male form. However, males of all ages face body

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for PTSD Treatment in Youth

A limited but interesting research study conducted by the University of East Anglia found that early interventions to PTSD with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy as treatment can have positive and lasting effects for young people. Many parents wait

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Breakfast for Champions of Addiction Recovery

Teens and adolescents need a nutritional breakfast. Breakfasts of the past which might have included sugary cereals, microwave meals, pastries, and other non-nutritional foods become a thing of the past. Whole food breakfasts centered on nutritional and dietary principles for

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Teen’s Need Regular Exercise and Nutritional Diet for Good Mental Health

Teens who eat too much of a non-nutritionally balanced diet and exercise too little are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression compared to their peers. Teens who have a balanced diet that includes highly nutritional foods and regularly

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4 Tips for Approaching Uncomfortable Conversations with Your Teen

I never know what to say. I don’t seem to say the right thing. I don’t know if I could handle another blow up from my teen. I don’t want to hurt them anymore than they are already hurting. All

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Helping Teens Cope With Fear

What are you afraid of?   We might ask this question innocently, attempting to understand the strong reactions coming from our teens about something they are resisting. Is there any fear coming up for you? Our teens don’t like talking

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Talking to Your Teen about Substance Abuse– Your Substance Abuse

We either tell our children about our pasts or we don’t. If we choose to tell them, we have to be careful in how we curate our stories to benefit our children by empowering them to make their own decisions.

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When Opioid Addiction in Teens Starts at The Doctor’s Office

Teenage boys get hurt. Mothers, fathers, and care providers for adolescent males know that another injury is just one decision away. Trips to the emergency room and doctor’s office are common for another stunt, athletic injury, or mindless repercussion of

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How To Protect Your Teen Against Online Bullying

Playgrounds and schoolyards used to be the only platform parents had to worry about bullying for their adolescents and teens. The digital modern world has created a new platform which poses a threat to teen’s mental health due to feelings

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A Disturbing Trend In The Midwest: Handing Out Free Heroin

Heroin is abundantly available. With new “filler” substances like synthetic opioids making the cost of heroin production cheaper for manufacturers, and the end product more potent, dealers are giving away their drugs for free. Reports from Chicago and cities like

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Medical Withdrawal Management for Adolescent Addiction Can’t Be Controversial

Suboxone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, naloxone, vivitrol. These are the names of popular medications used to help adolescents, as well as adults, safely detox from drugs and alcohol. Using medications for withdrawal management is controversial. Many of these drugs contain trace elements

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The Consequence of Choosing an Adolescent Treatment Center Without Academic Focus

Addiction in adolescence takes a toll on the student’s academics. Acting out in school, skipping class, not doing homework, constant suspensions and expulsions– parents run out of answers as to how to get their child to participate in his or

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