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Addiction in Adolescence Can be Overcome with Early Prevention

More than 2 million adolescents are using drugs and alcohol right now. Drug and alcohol use among adolescents in the United States has gone down considerably in recent years, but the problem persists. As drug epidemics continue to spread, more teens are learning about drugs and avenues to purchase illegal drugs. Through social media platforms…

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Four Styles of Fighting with Your Teenager and Which Is the Healthiest

When it comes to raising teenage boys, there’s no question that times can get difficult. Even parents who have the best relationships with their children tend to run into disagreements and fail to see eye to eye. However, there is a significant difference between having healthy disagreements with your teen and causing lasting emotional distress.…

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Teenage Trauma Cannot Be Ignored If We Want Healthy Adults

It’s easy to write off our teens’ experience as “drama”. Teens can be very dramatic. What we don’t often see as parents is that our teens’ “drama” can actually be “trauma,” causing deep suffering in their mental and spiritual health. Commonly, childhood and teenage trauma can quickly turn into substance use or other mental health…

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Equine Therapy Reduces Children’s PTSD

Today’s teens are under more stress than ever before. Unfortunately, the sheer weight of this pressure has also led to an increase in substance use and mental health disorders, such as PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health disorder that occurs when a person has difficulty processing an emotionally disturbing event. Fortunately, there is…