help your child adjust to social gatherings after treatment

4 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to Family/Social Gatherings After Treatment

Family and friends can ask a lot of questions when they know that your adolescent loved one has struggled with addiction, gone to treatment, and come back home. Recovery is not something to be ashamed of but something everyone should take great pride in. Unfortunately, early interactions in the first few months of recovery can…

Effects of Substance Abuse On Teens

Many teens experiment with drugs and alcohol, which often leads to addiction. There are many harmful effects from a teen’s substance abuse. A teenager’s brain is still growing, and important processes in development are hindered from drug and alcohol use. Teens are vulnerable to peer-pressure, which is a major factor in a teen’s substance abuse.…

Adventure Therapy Is Right Outside Your Door

Kids today are consumed by their digital devices. Parents joke about the “good old days” when there wasn’t a television, there weren’t video games, and as a child, there certainly wasn’t a phone in their pocket. Recent controversies overseas revealed that video game companies designing games for kids were intentionally making them addictive. Whether they…

Best Coping Skills For Kids, According To Science

Vanderbilt University conducted a meta-analysis of more than 80,000 young people and the over 200 different coping as well as emotional regulation skills they use. As research pours in that teenagers are more anxious, more depressed, and more likely to attempt suicide than before, empowering kids with adequate coping skills is essential. Though there are…