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7:00 am
20May

How Can I Prevent Drug Abuse in the Modern World With Young Teens?

Today, teenagers see drug use glorified in music, movies, and television shows. Such media and even peers tend to promote drug use to escape or feel good. Yet, many young people who experiment with drugs often …

How Can I Prevent Drug Abuse in the Modern World With Young Teens?
7:07 am
27May

How Can I Prevent Drug Abuse in the Modern World With Young Teens?

Today, teenagers see drug use glorified in music, movies, and television shows. Such media and even peers tend to promote drug use to escape or feel good. Yet, many young people who experiment with drugs often …

7:00 am
19May

Behavioral Disorders in Adolescents

As an adolescent, you are going through a variety of changes, developing into who you are as a person both physically and mentally. During this period, behavioral disorders may present themselves more clearly a…

Behavioral Disorders in Adolescents
7:07 am
27May

Behavioral Disorders in Adolescents

As an adolescent, you are going through a variety of changes, developing into who you are as a person both physically and mentally. During this period, behavioral disorders may present themselves more clearly a…

7:00 am
15May

The Link Between Teen Body Image and Substance Use

Adolescence presents many challenges. It is when teenagers begin seeking their friend’s approval, struggle with an array of complex physical and emotional feelings, and find it difficult to maintain self-…

The Link Between Teen Body Image and Substance Use
7:07 am
27May

The Link Between Teen Body Image and Substance Use

Adolescence presents many challenges. It is when teenagers begin seeking their friend’s approval, struggle with an array of complex physical and emotional feelings, and find it difficult to maintain self-…

7:00 am
13May

What Is Teen Alcohol Poisoning?

Teens experiencing alcohol poisoning are on the rise. Alcohol poisoning usually results from binge drinking and can lead to death if left untreated. Understanding the signs and symptoms is critical. Parents who…

What Is Teen Alcohol Poisoning?
7:00 am
13May

What Is Teen Alcohol Poisoning?

Teens experiencing alcohol poisoning are on the rise. Alcohol poisoning usually results from binge drinking and can lead to death if left untreated. Understanding the signs and symptoms is critical. Parents who…

7:00 am
12May

The Rise of Fentanyl Addiction and Teenage Overdose

Fentanyl-related deaths have been on the rise in the last decade, taking the lives of adults and teenagers. While rising rates of fentanyl overdoses among teenagers are terrifying, there are things parents can …

The Rise of Fentanyl Addiction and Teenage Overdose
7:07 am
27May

The Rise of Fentanyl Addiction and Teenage Overdose

Fentanyl-related deaths have been on the rise in the last decade, taking the lives of adults and teenagers. While rising rates of fentanyl overdoses among teenagers are terrifying, there are things parents can …

7:00 am
9May

Why Are Some Teens More Prone to Addiction?

When addiction hits, it hits hard. When it grabs hold, it’s a battle to get free. It doesn’t matter how old you are, the severity of your vice, or how long you’ve been involved with it. Furthe…

Why Are Some Teens More Prone to Addiction?
7:07 am
27May

Why Are Some Teens More Prone to Addiction?

When addiction hits, it hits hard. When it grabs hold, it’s a battle to get free. It doesn’t matter how old you are, the severity of your vice, or how long you’ve been involved with it. Furthe…

7:00 am
8May

The Importance of Nutrition in Your Teen’s Recovery

Addiction and substance use has several adverse effects on the body. These effects can be more severe for your teen during their developmental stages. You’ll begin to recognize the effects of addiction on…

The Importance of Nutrition in Your Teen's Recovery
7:07 am
27May

The Importance of Nutrition in Your Teen’s Recovery

Addiction and substance use has several adverse effects on the body. These effects can be more severe for your teen during their developmental stages. You’ll begin to recognize the effects of addiction on…

7:00 am
6May

What to Do When You Find Out Your Teen Is Using Substances

It can be frightening when you find out your teen is using substances. It might bring up memories of your past substance use or memories of other teens you knew who used substances. You may feel angry at your t…

What to Do When You Find Out Your Teen Is Using Substances
7:07 am
27May

What to Do When You Find Out Your Teen Is Using Substances

It can be frightening when you find out your teen is using substances. It might bring up memories of your past substance use or memories of other teens you knew who used substances. You may feel angry at your t…

7:00 am
5May

The Use of Art Therapy for Teens in Recovery

Teenagers benefit from a variety of unique approaches to addiction recovery and therapy, including art therapy. Art therapy is a therapeutic intervention that integrates external symptoms with internal struggle…

The Use of Art Therapy for Teens in Recovery
7:07 am
27May

The Use of Art Therapy for Teens in Recovery

Teenagers benefit from a variety of unique approaches to addiction recovery and therapy, including art therapy. Art therapy is a therapeutic intervention that integrates external symptoms with internal struggle…

7:00 am
29Apr

What Is a Mood Disorder?

Mood disorders pertain to a “category of mental illnesses in which the underlying problem affects a person’s emotional state.” Teens with mood disorders experience persistent highs and lows in…

What Is a Mood Disorder?
7:07 am
27May

What Is a Mood Disorder?

Mood disorders pertain to a “category of mental illnesses in which the underlying problem affects a person’s emotional state.” Teens with mood disorders experience persistent highs and lows in…

7:00 am
28Apr

Outpatient Treatment That Includes Academic Services

Outpatient treatment can offer many benefits for teens who require flexibility in their schedules. If your child needs addiction treatment, but you don’t want their academics to be affected any more than …

Outpatient Treatment That Includes Academic Services
7:07 am
27May

Outpatient Treatment That Includes Academic Services

Outpatient treatment can offer many benefits for teens who require flexibility in their schedules. If your child needs addiction treatment, but you don’t want their academics to be affected any more than …

7:00 am
26Apr

What to Expect Through the Stages of Addiction Recovery?

Addiction recovery is not a linear process. Since addiction is a chronic condition, addiction recovery follows several stages. The first is pre-contemplation, where the person does not recognize a problem with …

What to Expect Through the Stages of Addiction Recovery?
7:07 am
27May

What to Expect Through the Stages of Addiction Recovery?

Addiction recovery is not a linear process. Since addiction is a chronic condition, addiction recovery follows several stages. The first is pre-contemplation, where the person does not recognize a problem with …

7:00 am
25Apr

The Glamorization of Teen Drug Use in the Media and Television

It is certainly not uncommon to see and hear about drug use when you turn on the television or listen to today’s musical artists. The media and television play a significant role in what teens consider tr…

The Glamorization of Teen Drug Use in the Media and Television
7:07 am
27May

The Glamorization of Teen Drug Use in the Media and Television

It is certainly not uncommon to see and hear about drug use when you turn on the television or listen to today’s musical artists. The media and television play a significant role in what teens consider tr…

7:00 am
22Apr

What to Say When Your Teen Is Addicted to the Internet?

Internet use is growing at an alarming rate among adolescents and teenagers. A recent report revealed 92% of teens go online daily, 56% several times a day, and 24% almost constantly. That same report indicates…

What to Say When Your Teen Is Addicted to the Internet?
7:07 am
27May

What to Say When Your Teen Is Addicted to the Internet?

Internet use is growing at an alarming rate among adolescents and teenagers. A recent report revealed 92% of teens go online daily, 56% several times a day, and 24% almost constantly. That same report indicates…

7:00 am
21Apr

Preparing Your Teen for Sobriety in College

College is a monumental time in a teen’s life, as they are leaving their parent’s nest and entering into life away from parental supervision. For teens in recovery or who have completed an addiction

Preparing Your Teen for Sobriety in College
7:07 am
27May

Preparing Your Teen for Sobriety in College

College is a monumental time in a teen’s life, as they are leaving their parent’s nest and entering into life away from parental supervision. For teens in recovery or who have completed an addiction

7:00 am
19Apr

How Can EMDR Therapy Help Your Teen Recover from Trauma?

Early intervention for trauma can help adolescents with nightmares, PTSD, and other emotional issues that arise from traumatic experiences. The causes of this can vary. For some, it is a result of violent acts …

How Can EMDR Therapy Help Your Teen Recover From Trauma?
7:07 am
27May

How Can EMDR Therapy Help Your Teen Recover from Trauma?

Early intervention for trauma can help adolescents with nightmares, PTSD, and other emotional issues that arise from traumatic experiences. The causes of this can vary. For some, it is a result of violent acts …

7:00 am
18Apr

The Harm of Putting Too Much Pressure on Your Kids

The relationship a teen has with their parents can have a lasting impact on the child psychologically and emotionally. However, parents’ expectations for their teens may not always align with what the chi…

The Harm of Putting Too Much Pressure on Your Kids
7:07 am
27May

The Harm of Putting Too Much Pressure on Your Kids

The relationship a teen has with their parents can have a lasting impact on the child psychologically and emotionally. However, parents’ expectations for their teens may not always align with what the chi…

7:00 am
16Apr

How Can Art & Music Therapy Help Your Teen in Their Mental Health & Recovery Journey?

Art and music are revered for their restorative and healing powers. Many turn to art for its ability to relieve stress and promote self-expression. In comparison, music provides an outlet for many to release, p…

How Can Art & Music Therapy Help Your Teen In Their Mental Health & Recovery Journey?
7:07 am
27May

How Can Art & Music Therapy Help Your Teen in Their Mental Health & Recovery Journey?

Art and music are revered for their restorative and healing powers. Many turn to art for its ability to relieve stress and promote self-expression. In comparison, music provides an outlet for many to release, p…

7:00 am
15Apr

A Guide for Parents Who Are Planning a Teen Intervention

As teen drug use and overdose continue to rise, parents need to know if their teen is struggling with addiction. However, it can be difficult to acknowledge whether your child has an alcohol or a substance prob…

A Guide for Parents Who Are Planning a Teen Intervention
7:07 am
27May

A Guide for Parents Who Are Planning a Teen Intervention

As teen drug use and overdose continue to rise, parents need to know if their teen is struggling with addiction. However, it can be difficult to acknowledge whether your child has an alcohol or a substance prob…

7:00 am
13Apr

Why Should You Be Worried About the Benzodiazepine Epidemic?

An alarming trend among teens and young adults is the growing use of Benzodiazepine. This class of drugs is more commonly known as “benzos.” Some of the most common forms of benzodiazepines include …

Why Should You Be Worried About the Benzodiazepine Epidemic?
7:07 am
27May

Why Should You Be Worried About the Benzodiazepine Epidemic?

An alarming trend among teens and young adults is the growing use of Benzodiazepine. This class of drugs is more commonly known as “benzos.” Some of the most common forms of benzodiazepines include …

7:00 am
12Apr

What You Need to Know About Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Addiction

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is growing among teens due to social media, societal standards, and constant comparisons to other people’s bodies. In a day and time where body image has become of great imp…

What You Need to Know About Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Addiction
7:07 am
27May

What You Need to Know About Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Addiction

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is growing among teens due to social media, societal standards, and constant comparisons to other people’s bodies. In a day and time where body image has become of great imp…

7:00 am
9Apr

What Are the Challenges Teens Face in Addiction Recovery?

New to the discussion about addiction and treatment? Often, when teens or their families seek help for addiction, they sometimes face obstacles that could keep them from getting the treatment they need. Addicti…

What Are the Challenges Teens Face in Addiction Recovery?
7:07 am
27May

What Are the Challenges Teens Face in Addiction Recovery?

New to the discussion about addiction and treatment? Often, when teens or their families seek help for addiction, they sometimes face obstacles that could keep them from getting the treatment they need. Addicti…

7:00 am
8Apr

6 Warning Signs of Relapse to Look Out for in Your Teen

If your child has previously completed an addiction treatment program, you should congratulate them on their success in quitting drugs. However, sobriety can serve as a challenge for teens following treatment. …

6 Warning Signs of Relapse To Look Out For in Your Teen
7:07 am
27May

6 Warning Signs of Relapse to Look Out for in Your Teen

If your child has previously completed an addiction treatment program, you should congratulate them on their success in quitting drugs. However, sobriety can serve as a challenge for teens following treatment. …

7:00 am
6Apr

What Are the Benefits of Group Therapy Program for Teens?

Group therapy can make all the difference in your child’s treatment. Communal approaches to treatment have helped numerous teenagers change for the better, leading happier, more productive lives. Our grou…

What Are the Benefits of Group Therapy Program for Teens?
7:07 am
27May

What Are the Benefits of Group Therapy Program for Teens?

Group therapy can make all the difference in your child’s treatment. Communal approaches to treatment have helped numerous teenagers change for the better, leading happier, more productive lives. Our grou…

7:00 am
5Apr

How to Break the Family Cycle of Addiction

For many children and teens, addiction is a disease they have seen affect family members. They may have watched their grandparents struggle with addiction or live with parents that struggle with drug use. It is…

How to Break the Family Cycle of Addiction
7:07 am
27May

How to Break the Family Cycle of Addiction

For many children and teens, addiction is a disease they have seen affect family members. They may have watched their grandparents struggle with addiction or live with parents that struggle with drug use. It is…

7:00 am
30Mar

What Are Edibles?

Today, edibles are a popular way to consume cannabis products. Just like smoking or vaping marijuana, edibles pose many risks to teens. Some edibles contain THC or CBD. THC and CBD are both cannabinoids found i…

What Are Edibles?
7:07 am
27May

What Are Edibles?

Today, edibles are a popular way to consume cannabis products. Just like smoking or vaping marijuana, edibles pose many risks to teens. Some edibles contain THC or CBD. THC and CBD are both cannabinoids found i…

7:00 am
29Mar

Why Is Rehab Important Versus Outpatient Therapy?

Parenting comes with many challenges that often cause you to sacrifice parts of yourself for your child. However, when your child is struggling to overcome a substance use or mental health disorder, you may fee…

Why is Rehab Important Versus Outpatient Therapy?
7:07 am
27May

Why Is Rehab Important Versus Outpatient Therapy?

Parenting comes with many challenges that often cause you to sacrifice parts of yourself for your child. However, when your child is struggling to overcome a substance use or mental health disorder, you may fee…

7:00 am
26Mar

What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma-Informed Care aims to help relieve the pain and distress associated with the trauma. This type of care helps survivors rebuild their lives and sustain long-term health. Considering that substance abuse a…

What Is Trauma-Informed Care?
7:07 am
27May

What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma-Informed Care aims to help relieve the pain and distress associated with the trauma. This type of care helps survivors rebuild their lives and sustain long-term health. Considering that substance abuse a…

7:00 am
25Mar

7 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Trauma

Adolescents and teens experience trauma more than adults. However, children may not understand how to acknowledge and express their feelings around traumatic situations. Knowing how to approach your child and g…

7 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Trauma
7:07 am
27May

7 Tips for Talking to Your Child About Trauma

Adolescents and teens experience trauma more than adults. However, children may not understand how to acknowledge and express their feelings around traumatic situations. Knowing how to approach your child and g…

7:00 am
23Mar

What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse is a problem that’s growing at an alarming rate. The term “polysubstance abuse” refers to using more than one drug or alcohol simultaneously. More and more people are mixin…

What Is Polysubstance Abuse?
7:07 am
27May

What Is Polysubstance Abuse?

Polysubstance abuse is a problem that’s growing at an alarming rate. The term “polysubstance abuse” refers to using more than one drug or alcohol simultaneously. More and more people are mixin…

2:00 pm
22Mar

What Is Dual Diagnosis or Co-occurring Mean?

One of the most common diagnoses in the mental health field is dual diagnosis. For people who have a substance use disorder, there is a high chance that they have an underlying mental health disorder.  Tee…

What Is Dual Diagnosis or Co-occurring Mean?
7:07 am
27May

What Is Dual Diagnosis or Co-occurring Mean?

One of the most common diagnoses in the mental health field is dual diagnosis. For people who have a substance use disorder, there is a high chance that they have an underlying mental health disorder.  Tee…

2:00 pm
20Mar

What Are Some Helpful Adolescent Substance Use Statistics?

High school is a critical time for teenagers because high school is where many teens encounter drugs and alcohol for the first time. The latest statistics on substance use among teens offer parents vital inform…

What Are Some Helpful Adolescent Substance Use Statistics?
7:07 am
27May

What Are Some Helpful Adolescent Substance Use Statistics?

High school is a critical time for teenagers because high school is where many teens encounter drugs and alcohol for the first time. The latest statistics on substance use among teens offer parents vital inform…

7:00 am
19Mar

Underage Binge Drinking

Alcohol is one of the most abused substances among teenagers in the US. The minimum drinking age in the United States is 21 years old, but that hasn’t stopped teenagers from participating in alcohol consu…

Underage Binge Drinking
7:07 am
27May

Underage Binge Drinking

Alcohol is one of the most abused substances among teenagers in the US. The minimum drinking age in the United States is 21 years old, but that hasn’t stopped teenagers from participating in alcohol consu…

7:00 am
16Mar

What Are the Dangers of Teen Self-Harm?

Self-harm refers to any form of self-injury. Adolescents who engage in self-harm use it to cope with feelings of inadequacy, anger, depression, loneliness, and self-consciousness. Different Types of Self-Harm M…

What are the dangers of teen self-harm?
7:07 am
27May

What Are the Dangers of Teen Self-Harm?

Self-harm refers to any form of self-injury. Adolescents who engage in self-harm use it to cope with feelings of inadequacy, anger, depression, loneliness, and self-consciousness. Different Types of Self-Harm M…

7:00 am
15Mar

How to Spot a Depressive Episode in Teens

Depression in adolescents has been on the rise in recent years. Teen depression is a serious condition that shouldn’t be taken lightly by those around them. Teens experience unique life stressors and biol…

How to Spot a Depressive Episode in Teens
7:07 am
27May

How to Spot a Depressive Episode in Teens

Depression in adolescents has been on the rise in recent years. Teen depression is a serious condition that shouldn’t be taken lightly by those around them. Teens experience unique life stressors and biol…

7:00 am
13Mar

Why Is Clearfork Academy a Good Choice for My Adolescent?

At Clearfork Academy, we provide a comprehensive treatment to help teens with SUD recover and start living a healthy, sober life. Our treatment concentrates on the individualized needs and concerns of teenagers…

Why is Clearfork Academy a good choice for my adolescent?
7:07 am
27May

Why Is Clearfork Academy a Good Choice for My Adolescent?

At Clearfork Academy, we provide a comprehensive treatment to help teens with SUD recover and start living a healthy, sober life. Our treatment concentrates on the individualized needs and concerns of teenagers…

6:00 am
12Mar

A Guide for Parents: How to Better Support Your Sober Teen

Supporting a teen in recovery is an exciting time. While this is a moment to celebrate progress, the work doesn’t stop after inpatient or outpatient treatment. As a parent, knowing how to support your chi…

A Guide For Parents: How to Better Support Your Sober Teen
7:07 am
27May

A Guide for Parents: How to Better Support Your Sober Teen

Supporting a teen in recovery is an exciting time. While this is a moment to celebrate progress, the work doesn’t stop after inpatient or outpatient treatment. As a parent, knowing how to support your chi…

6:00 am
9Mar

What Coping Skills Can Your Teen Learn Through Equine Therapy?

Equine therapy is an effective way to help kids cope with stress and anxiety. It can also help them develop communication, problem-solving, and self-esteem skills. Teaching equine therapy often improves academi…

What Coping Skills Can Your Teen Learn Through Equine Therapy?
7:07 am
27May

What Coping Skills Can Your Teen Learn Through Equine Therapy?

Equine therapy is an effective way to help kids cope with stress and anxiety. It can also help them develop communication, problem-solving, and self-esteem skills. Teaching equine therapy often improves academi…

6:00 am
8Mar

Common Mood Disorders in Teens: Signs and Treatment

The teen years entail some of the most mood-related changes a person will experience in life. Whether through the blossoming of hormones, navigating new worlds and people, or childhood trauma, the mood is an ev…

Common Mood Disorders in Teens: Signs and Treatment
7:07 am
27May

Common Mood Disorders in Teens: Signs and Treatment

The teen years entail some of the most mood-related changes a person will experience in life. Whether through the blossoming of hormones, navigating new worlds and people, or childhood trauma, the mood is an ev…

6:00 am
6Mar

How Can You Manage Your Panic Attacks?

Panic Attacks are an authentic experience that can cause significant harm to a teen’s mental and physical health. Teens experience panic attacks for various reasons: overwhelming fear or worry, stress fro…

How Can You Manage Your Panic Attacks?
7:07 am
27May

How Can You Manage Your Panic Attacks?

Panic Attacks are an authentic experience that can cause significant harm to a teen’s mental and physical health. Teens experience panic attacks for various reasons: overwhelming fear or worry, stress fro…

6:00 am
5Mar

Bipolar Disorder in Teens: Why Is It Hard to Diagnose Adolescents?

Although bipolar disorder is often diagnosed in early adulthood, symptoms typically manifest in adolescence and teenage years. Despite the presence of symptoms, many challenges come with assessing whether or no…

Bipolar Disorder in Teens: Why Is It Hard to Diagnosis in Adolescents?
7:07 am
27May

Bipolar Disorder in Teens: Why Is It Hard to Diagnose Adolescents?

Although bipolar disorder is often diagnosed in early adulthood, symptoms typically manifest in adolescence and teenage years. Despite the presence of symptoms, many challenges come with assessing whether or no…

6:00 am
27Feb

How to Maintain a Relationship While in Recovery?

Recovery is about creating a new life for yourself. It’s important to know that everyone’s journey of recovery is different. Such a path can impact a teen’s means to maintain relationships. Fo…

How to Maintain a Relationship While in Recovery?
7:07 am
27May

How to Maintain a Relationship While in Recovery?

Recovery is about creating a new life for yourself. It’s important to know that everyone’s journey of recovery is different. Such a path can impact a teen’s means to maintain relationships. Fo…

6:00 am
26Feb

Tips for Supporting a Friend With a Mental Illness

The adolescent and teenage years are often the most vulnerable time for mental illnesses to develop. However, teens tend to feel more comfortable turning to their friends for help with their mental illness rath…

Tips for Supporting a Friend with a Mental Illness
7:07 am
27May

Tips for Supporting a Friend With a Mental Illness

The adolescent and teenage years are often the most vulnerable time for mental illnesses to develop. However, teens tend to feel more comfortable turning to their friends for help with their mental illness rath…

6:00 am
24Feb

Sober & Single: How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Recovery?

Valentine’s day is a special day to celebrate love and relationships. For some people in recovery, romantic relationships could be detrimental to the recovery process. This tip sheet offers some great ide…

Sober & Single: How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Recovery?
7:07 am
27May

Sober & Single: How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Recovery?

Valentine’s day is a special day to celebrate love and relationships. For some people in recovery, romantic relationships could be detrimental to the recovery process. This tip sheet offers some great ide…

6:00 am
23Feb

Going Back to School After Addiction Treatment

Returning to school following addiction treatment can be jarring. Certainly, you are a different person than you were upon entering treatment, but your peers might not understand this, and that can be intimidat…

Going Back to School After Addiction Treatment
7:07 am
27May

Going Back to School After Addiction Treatment

Returning to school following addiction treatment can be jarring. Certainly, you are a different person than you were upon entering treatment, but your peers might not understand this, and that can be intimidat…

6:00 am
21Feb

How to Spot Alcohol or Drug Activity?

Parents play a huge role in the lives of their children. They know their kids better than anyone else and are on hand to notice when something isn’t right. That’s why every parent needs to be aware …

Mother embracing her teen daughter to comfort her
7:07 am
27May

How to Spot Alcohol or Drug Activity?

Parents play a huge role in the lives of their children. They know their kids better than anyone else and are on hand to notice when something isn’t right. That’s why every parent needs to be aware …

6:00 am
20Feb

The Importance of Family Involvement in Teen Addiction Treatment

Addiction is known as a family disease due to its complexity and invasiveness in a person’s life. Therefore, addiction treatment should consist of both teen and parental involvement. Having support from f…

The Importance of Family Involvement in Teen Addiction Treatment
7:07 am
27May

The Importance of Family Involvement in Teen Addiction Treatment

Addiction is known as a family disease due to its complexity and invasiveness in a person’s life. Therefore, addiction treatment should consist of both teen and parental involvement. Having support from f…

6:00 am
18Feb

What Are the Reasons Adolescents Don’t Want to Go to Addiction Treatment?

Adolescent Teens struggling with substance use disorders (SUD) face many obstacles that prevent them from seeking treatment. These include fear, shame, stigma, and self-perception. It is important to help teens…

What Are The Reasons Adolescents Don’t Want To Go To Addiction Treatment ?
7:07 am
27May

What Are the Reasons Adolescents Don’t Want to Go to Addiction Treatment?

Adolescent Teens struggling with substance use disorders (SUD) face many obstacles that prevent them from seeking treatment. These include fear, shame, stigma, and self-perception. It is important to help teens…

6:00 am
17Feb

5 Ways to Regain Your Parents Trust

The weight of addiction can cause you to break promises, neglect loved ones, and isolate yourself. A crucial element to sustaining lasting recovery requires repairing relationships damaged by active substance u…

5 Ways to Regain Your Parents Trust
7:07 am
27May

5 Ways to Regain Your Parents Trust

The weight of addiction can cause you to break promises, neglect loved ones, and isolate yourself. A crucial element to sustaining lasting recovery requires repairing relationships damaged by active substance u…

6:00 am
15Feb

What Is an Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Teens?

The number of adolescents diagnosed with mental health disorders and addiction is increasing. Dual diagnosis treatment is an effective way to help teens address mental health issues and substance use disorders …

Mental health and addiction
7:07 am
27May

What Is an Effective Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Teens?

The number of adolescents diagnosed with mental health disorders and addiction is increasing. Dual diagnosis treatment is an effective way to help teens address mental health issues and substance use disorders …

6:00 am
14Feb

How to Overcome Mental Health Stereotypes

Many stereotypes surround mental health disorders. Inaccurate displays of symptoms through media and films have further perpetuated a misunderstanding of these disorders. Mental health stereotypes also cause pe…

How to Overcome Mental Health Stereotypes
7:07 am
27May

How to Overcome Mental Health Stereotypes

Many stereotypes surround mental health disorders. Inaccurate displays of symptoms through media and films have further perpetuated a misunderstanding of these disorders. Mental health stereotypes also cause pe…

6:00 am
12Feb

Is Your Teen Vaping? What Are the Signs and Risks of Vaping?

The growing popularity of vaping among teens occurs due to the easy accessibility of e-cigarettes. E-cigarette companies have been actively marketing their products as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, …

Is your teen vaping? What are the signs and risks of vaping?
7:07 am
27May

Is Your Teen Vaping? What Are the Signs and Risks of Vaping?

The growing popularity of vaping among teens occurs due to the easy accessibility of e-cigarettes. E-cigarette companies have been actively marketing their products as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, …

6:00 am
11Feb

Navigating Mental Health Content in the World of Social Media

As humans, our need for connection is necessary to thrive in life and feel a sense of self-worth. While social media offers this sense of connection, there are some negative aspects to the content you consume. …

Navigating Mental Health Content in the World of Social Media
7:07 am
27May

Navigating Mental Health Content in the World of Social Media

As humans, our need for connection is necessary to thrive in life and feel a sense of self-worth. While social media offers this sense of connection, there are some negative aspects to the content you consume. …

6:00 am
9Feb

What Are the Warnings Signs & Causes of Teen Suicide?

America faces a growing crisis, with teens losing their lives to suicide. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the rate of suicide deaths among individuals 10-24 years old increased 56 percen…

What are the Warnings Signs & Causes of Teen Suicide?
7:07 am
27May

What Are the Warnings Signs & Causes of Teen Suicide?

America faces a growing crisis, with teens losing their lives to suicide. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the rate of suicide deaths among individuals 10-24 years old increased 56 percen…

6:00 am
8Feb

Understanding Self-Harm: A Guide for Parents

Teenage and young adult years are often when self-harm behaviors develop. Mental health challenges, navigating emotions, and environment each contribute to such behavior. It can be disheartening and painful to …

Understanding Self Harm - A Guide for Parents
7:07 am
27May

Understanding Self-Harm: A Guide for Parents

Teenage and young adult years are often when self-harm behaviors develop. Mental health challenges, navigating emotions, and environment each contribute to such behavior. It can be disheartening and painful to …

6:00 am
6Feb

How Can You Help Teens Struggling With a Parent’s Divorce?

Divorce is hard, especially for children. Teens often face many negative consequences following their parent’s divorce, including loss of identity, emotional turmoil, and difficulties in future relationsh…

Parents help their teens through a divorce
7:07 am
27May

How Can You Help Teens Struggling With a Parent’s Divorce?

Divorce is hard, especially for children. Teens often face many negative consequences following their parent’s divorce, including loss of identity, emotional turmoil, and difficulties in future relationsh…

6:00 am
5Feb

Oppositional Defiant Disorder and SUD

It’s not uncommon for kids to go through a period where they exhibit moodiness or defiant behaviors. The term “terrible twos” or the early teen years are typically known as the most challengin…

Oppositional Defiant Disorder and SUD
7:07 am
27May

Oppositional Defiant Disorder and SUD

It’s not uncommon for kids to go through a period where they exhibit moodiness or defiant behaviors. The term “terrible twos” or the early teen years are typically known as the most challengin…

6:00 am
31Jan

Holiday Depression and Anxiety: Why It Happens, How to Mitigate It, and What To Do

The holidays can bring about a lot of anxiety, stress, and depression. You might even try to avoid these feelings by suppressing them. However, doing so could perpetuate negative thoughts and behaviors. It is i…

Holiday Depression and Anxiety: Why It Happens, How to Mitigate It, and What To Do
7:07 am
27May

Holiday Depression and Anxiety: Why It Happens, How to Mitigate It, and What To Do

The holidays can bring about a lot of anxiety, stress, and depression. You might even try to avoid these feelings by suppressing them. However, doing so could perpetuate negative thoughts and behaviors. It is i…

3:53 am
29Jan

How to Help Your Teen Build Recovery Skills?

Recovery is a lifelong and transformative process. Recovery is also not without its share of challenges. What does this mean for teens struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD)? Teens need help to develop …

How to Help Your Teen Build Recovery Skills?
7:07 am
27May

How to Help Your Teen Build Recovery Skills?

Recovery is a lifelong and transformative process. Recovery is also not without its share of challenges. What does this mean for teens struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD)? Teens need help to develop …

6:20 am
27Jan

What Are Some Common Obstacles in Early Recovery?

Many teens in recovery face challenges that are hard to overcome. Such obstacles impede their ability to get through their day-to-day responsibilities. Therefore, support and guidance are necessary for sustaini…

What Are Some Common Obstacles in Early Recovery?
7:07 am
27May

What Are Some Common Obstacles in Early Recovery?

Many teens in recovery face challenges that are hard to overcome. Such obstacles impede their ability to get through their day-to-day responsibilities. Therefore, support and guidance are necessary for sustaini…

6:00 am
25Jan

How to Help Teens Abusing ADHD Medications?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition that affects concentration, focus, and impulse. It can cause problems with self-control in both children and adolescents. ADHD coul…

How to Help Teens Abusing ADHD Medications?
7:07 am
27May

How to Help Teens Abusing ADHD Medications?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition that affects concentration, focus, and impulse. It can cause problems with self-control in both children and adolescents. ADHD coul…

6:00 am
23Jan

How to Help Your Teenager Make New Friends?

As parents, we want to ensure that our teenagers live a healthy, happy life of recovery. However, recovery is challenging and some teenagers may fall into toxic social circles and use substances to cope with ch…

How to Help Your Teenager Make New Friends?
7:07 am
27May

How to Help Your Teenager Make New Friends?

As parents, we want to ensure that our teenagers live a healthy, happy life of recovery. However, recovery is challenging and some teenagers may fall into toxic social circles and use substances to cope with ch…

6:00 am
21Jan

How to Know if Your Teen Needs Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is a form of therapeutic care that provides an environment for adolescents with a substance use disorder (SUD) to heal from the effects of trauma, addiction, or mental illness. Such an env…

How to Know if Your Teen Needs Residential Treatment?
7:07 am
27May

How to Know if Your Teen Needs Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is a form of therapeutic care that provides an environment for adolescents with a substance use disorder (SUD) to heal from the effects of trauma, addiction, or mental illness. Such an env…

6:00 am
20Jan

How Does Gender-Specific Treatment Benefit Teens?

Teenage males are at a higher risk of developing an addiction and other mental disorders than their female counterparts. When working to improve their overall wellbeing, it is essential to provide them with tre…

How Does Gender-Specific Treatment Benefit Teens?
7:07 am
27May

How Does Gender-Specific Treatment Benefit Teens?

Teenage males are at a higher risk of developing an addiction and other mental disorders than their female counterparts. When working to improve their overall wellbeing, it is essential to provide them with tre…

6:00 am
18Jan

What Causes Adolescent Meltdowns?

Many circumstances can cause adolescents to experience meltdowns. Common signs of a meltdown include emotional distress, aggression, stress, and sadness. When it comes to meltdowns, there are a few things you c…

What Causes Adolescent Meltdowns?
7:07 am
27May

What Causes Adolescent Meltdowns?

Many circumstances can cause adolescents to experience meltdowns. Common signs of a meltdown include emotional distress, aggression, stress, and sadness. When it comes to meltdowns, there are a few things you c…

2:00 pm
16Jan

The Impact Of Pre-teen Drug Use

As a parent, it is important to know the risks and consequences of pre-teen drug abuse. Pre-teen drug use puts your child at a higher risk for developing long-term complications that can impact their life. Sinc…

The Impact Of Pre-teen Drug Use
7:07 am
27May

The Impact Of Pre-teen Drug Use

As a parent, it is important to know the risks and consequences of pre-teen drug abuse. Pre-teen drug use puts your child at a higher risk for developing long-term complications that can impact their life. Sinc…

6:00 am
14Jan

A Therapeutic Approach to Marijuana Addiction

During the teenage years, the exploration into drugs and substances is more common than what parents would like to accept. Whether it is influenced by peers or a drug they stumbled upon, teens often find their …

A Therapeutic Approach to Marijuana Addiction
7:07 am
27May

A Therapeutic Approach to Marijuana Addiction

During the teenage years, the exploration into drugs and substances is more common than what parents would like to accept. Whether it is influenced by peers or a drug they stumbled upon, teens often find their …

2:00 pm
12Jan

Reasons for Teens to Start Treatment During Winter Break

Winter break is a time away from school for teens. With the excitement surrounding the holidays and being free from academic obligations, this break may mean something different for teens with mental health and…

Reasons for Teens to Start Treatment During Winter Break
7:07 am
27May

Reasons for Teens to Start Treatment During Winter Break

Winter break is a time away from school for teens. With the excitement surrounding the holidays and being free from academic obligations, this break may mean something different for teens with mental health and…

2:00 pm
10Jan

Tips for Getting Through Winter Break

Winter break is a time when kids can take time away from school for the winter holidays and relax while being with family. For most people, the winter season and holidays serve as one of the most exciting times…

Tips for Getting Through Winter Break
7:07 am
27May

Tips for Getting Through Winter Break

Winter break is a time when kids can take time away from school for the winter holidays and relax while being with family. For most people, the winter season and holidays serve as one of the most exciting times…

6:00 am
9Jan

Guide For Co-parenting Adolescents With a SUD

Watching your adolescent or teen struggle with mental illness is never an easy thing. It can be difficult to know what to do or say, even when your best interest lies in your child getting the help they need. I…

Guide For Co-parenting Adolescents With a SUD
7:07 am
27May

Guide For Co-parenting Adolescents With a SUD

Watching your adolescent or teen struggle with mental illness is never an easy thing. It can be difficult to know what to do or say, even when your best interest lies in your child getting the help they need. I…

2:00 pm
7Jan

The Impact of Covid-19 on Teen Mental Health

As the number of COVID cases rose throughout the year, the world was put on a complete lockdown that resulted in social isolation to prevent the further spread of the illness. But during this lockdown period, m…

The Impact of Covid-19 on Teen Mental Health
7:07 am
27May

The Impact of Covid-19 on Teen Mental Health

As the number of COVID cases rose throughout the year, the world was put on a complete lockdown that resulted in social isolation to prevent the further spread of the illness. But during this lockdown period, m…

6:00 am
6Jan

Mental Health Treatment for Teens: How Has It Changed Over Time?

The field of mental health, as well as mental health treatment, is continuously evolving. Understanding how far mental health treatment has come requires looking back on history and seeing where treatment first…

Mental Health Treatment for Teens: How Has It Changed Over Time?
7:07 am
27May

Mental Health Treatment for Teens: How Has It Changed Over Time?

The field of mental health, as well as mental health treatment, is continuously evolving. Understanding how far mental health treatment has come requires looking back on history and seeing where treatment first…

6:00 am
5Jan

Understanding Self-Care as Essential to SUD Recovery

Addiction impacts various areas of your life, leading to serious self-neglect. Substance abuse causes poor diet and lack of physical activity,  affecting mental and psychological health.  Due to the s…

Understanding Self-Care as Essential to SUD Recovery
7:07 am
27May

Understanding Self-Care as Essential to SUD Recovery

Addiction impacts various areas of your life, leading to serious self-neglect. Substance abuse causes poor diet and lack of physical activity,  affecting mental and psychological health.  Due to the s…

9:00 am
21Dec

Cutting Ties With People Who Imperil Your Recovery

When addiction develops, substance use takes priority in your life. In recovery, it is important to maintain positive relationships and avoid the relationships that influence harmful behavior. Depending on your…

4 good sober friends
7:07 am
27May

Cutting Ties With People Who Imperil Your Recovery

When addiction develops, substance use takes priority in your life. In recovery, it is important to maintain positive relationships and avoid the relationships that influence harmful behavior. Depending on your…

9:00 am
20Dec

What Is “Urge Surfing” and How Does It Work?

Many individuals with SUD deal with urges to use substances again. Sometimes urges can become so powerful that you cannot resist them. However, what if you could harness your urges? A new SUD recovery strategy …

female surfer floating on surfboard in sea
7:07 am
27May

What Is “Urge Surfing” and How Does It Work?

Many individuals with SUD deal with urges to use substances again. Sometimes urges can become so powerful that you cannot resist them. However, what if you could harness your urges? A new SUD recovery strategy …

9:00 am
17Dec

How to Find a Therapist Who Is a Good Fit for You?

Choosing a therapist that’s a good fit for your teen can be both challenging and overwhelming. However, with some guidance, patience, and persistence you will find the right therapist. Let’s take a …

close up of a therapist during session
7:07 am
27May

How to Find a Therapist Who Is a Good Fit for You?

Choosing a therapist that’s a good fit for your teen can be both challenging and overwhelming. However, with some guidance, patience, and persistence you will find the right therapist. Let’s take a …

9:00 am
16Dec

Thoughts on a New Identity: Hope for a New You in Recovery

An element not often discussed in addiction recovery is the identity change you experience while recovering from substance use or chemical dependency. While the change is ongoing, recovery is a huge life transi…

woman smiling in a mirror
7:07 am
27May

Thoughts on a New Identity: Hope for a New You in Recovery

An element not often discussed in addiction recovery is the identity change you experience while recovering from substance use or chemical dependency. While the change is ongoing, recovery is a huge life transi…

9:00 am
16Dec

Moving Past the Stigma of Taking Medication For Mental Health in Recovery

Although the stigma associated with mental illness has decreased over the last few decades, there is still a heavy stigma associated with taking medication for mental health. Therefore, millions of people negle…

woman talking with doctor
7:07 am
27May

Moving Past the Stigma of Taking Medication For Mental Health in Recovery

Although the stigma associated with mental illness has decreased over the last few decades, there is still a heavy stigma associated with taking medication for mental health. Therefore, millions of people negle…

9:00 am
16Dec

What Are Some Ways to Help Self-Harm?

Self-harm is a major problem facing teens. It is self-destructive, dangerous, and can even cause long-term damage to a teen’s body. Further, physical self-harm is any self-injury that involves intentional…

teenage with a bruise around his eye
7:07 am
27May

What Are Some Ways to Help Self-Harm?

Self-harm is a major problem facing teens. It is self-destructive, dangerous, and can even cause long-term damage to a teen’s body. Further, physical self-harm is any self-injury that involves intentional…

9:00 am
14Dec

How Does the “Flight or Fight” Response Affect Recovery?

Most of us have experienced the “flight or fight” response at some point in our lives. It is an involuntary response to stress in the human body when someone becomes startled, threatened, or scared….

man looking stressed while in traffic
7:07 am
27May

How Does the “Flight or Fight” Response Affect Recovery?

Most of us have experienced the “flight or fight” response at some point in our lives. It is an involuntary response to stress in the human body when someone becomes startled, threatened, or scared….

7:59 am
14Dec

What Are the Risks of Using Marijuana to Reduce Anxiety?

In the United States, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug among teens. In fact, according to a recent study, nearly 27 percent of high school students have tried marijuana. However, using marijuana…

thoughtful young man sitting on a couch
7:07 am
27May

What Are the Risks of Using Marijuana to Reduce Anxiety?

In the United States, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug among teens. In fact, according to a recent study, nearly 27 percent of high school students have tried marijuana. However, using marijuana…

9:00 am
12Dec

What Are the Differences Between CBT & DBT?

A growing number of teenage males endure mental health disorders such as depression and substance use disorders (SUD). If left untreated, these conditions could interfere with the quality of a teen’s life…

therapy session with a teenager wearing a black hoodie|
7:07 am
27May

What Are the Differences Between CBT & DBT?

A growing number of teenage males endure mental health disorders such as depression and substance use disorders (SUD). If left untreated, these conditions could interfere with the quality of a teen’s life…

9:00 am
10Dec

Relapse: Does It Happen to Everyone?

There isn’t always a simple answer to why someone relapses. Relapse is a common occurrence in the recovery process, mainly because a substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic condition. However, with the …

thoughtful man
7:07 am
27May

Relapse: Does It Happen to Everyone?

There isn’t always a simple answer to why someone relapses. Relapse is a common occurrence in the recovery process, mainly because a substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic condition. However, with the …

7:59 am
10Dec

How Do I Talk to My Child About My Addiction?

Many view parenthood as rewarding despite the challenges that come with the role. With substance use disorder (SUD) rates among teens on the rise, creating an environment for learning and growth has become incr…

father having a conversation with his teenage son
7:07 am
27May

How Do I Talk to My Child About My Addiction?

Many view parenthood as rewarding despite the challenges that come with the role. With substance use disorder (SUD) rates among teens on the rise, creating an environment for learning and growth has become incr…

9:00 am
9Dec

Prioritizing Self-Care: The Multi-Angle Approach

When mental health distress, such as addiction, becomes a factor in your life, your symptoms may quickly lead to self-neglect and self-destruction. Once you enter recovery, self-care becomes an essential factor…

man meditating
7:07 am
27May

Prioritizing Self-Care: The Multi-Angle Approach

When mental health distress, such as addiction, becomes a factor in your life, your symptoms may quickly lead to self-neglect and self-destruction. Once you enter recovery, self-care becomes an essential factor…

9:00 am
7Dec

How to Give Back in Your Sober Community: Ways You Can Make a Difference

It is important to understand that not every day will motivate you to manage your recovery needs. Experiencing these feelings could cause you to feel as though you lost all momentum. Before long, you might reso…

woman having a conversiation with a community member
7:07 am
27May

How to Give Back in Your Sober Community: Ways You Can Make a Difference

It is important to understand that not every day will motivate you to manage your recovery needs. Experiencing these feelings could cause you to feel as though you lost all momentum. Before long, you might reso…

9:00 am
4Dec

How To stay In the Present: A Guide To Living One Day at a Time

Chances are you have heard the expression, “one day at a time.” While you might understand this expression, putting it into practice is where many stumble and lose sight of the meaning.  When y…

woman writing on a journal in her desktop
7:07 am
27May

How To stay In the Present: A Guide To Living One Day at a Time

Chances are you have heard the expression, “one day at a time.” While you might understand this expression, putting it into practice is where many stumble and lose sight of the meaning.  When y…

9:00 am
3Dec

Setting Boundaries With a Parent With a SUD: A Few Tips on How to Cope

When dealing with a parent who has a substance use disorder (SUD), protecting your overall well-being is essential as a teenager. You may feel that your situation is unfair, which could bring about negative fee…

father having a conversation with his teenage son
7:07 am
27May

Setting Boundaries With a Parent With a SUD: A Few Tips on How to Cope

When dealing with a parent who has a substance use disorder (SUD), protecting your overall well-being is essential as a teenager. You may feel that your situation is unfair, which could bring about negative fee…

1:00 am
1Dec

Why Clean Eating Is Important for Recovery: The Benefits of Eating Clean

Addiction recovery requires healthy lifestyle changes to get your mind and body healthy. One of the most important aspects of getting both your mind and body healthy again is clean eating. Substance use changes…

Eating Clean
7:07 am
27May

Why Clean Eating Is Important for Recovery: The Benefits of Eating Clean

Addiction recovery requires healthy lifestyle changes to get your mind and body healthy. One of the most important aspects of getting both your mind and body healthy again is clean eating. Substance use changes…

2:00 pm
24Nov

Give Yourself Grace: The Importance of Self Forgiveness During Recovery

Practicing self-forgiveness plays an important role in recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD). Self-forgiveness is another form of self-compassion that pertains to the ability to use kindness and gentlene…

side view of woman looking up during sunset
7:07 am
27May

Give Yourself Grace: The Importance of Self Forgiveness During Recovery

Practicing self-forgiveness plays an important role in recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD). Self-forgiveness is another form of self-compassion that pertains to the ability to use kindness and gentlene…

7:59 am
23Nov

What Is a Dual Diagnosis?

When a mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) co-exists, the medical and psych field refers to this as a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. If a teenager has both, it requires a special set o…

close up of a man and his reflection in a glass wall
7:07 am
27May

What Is a Dual Diagnosis?

When a mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) co-exists, the medical and psych field refers to this as a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. If a teenager has both, it requires a special set o…

2:00 pm
19Nov

Social Media’s Impact on Recovery

The term “social media” refers to types of digital platforms that encourage people to converse through digital forms of communication. Such digital platforms include media like email, text, message …

man is checking his cell phone at a conference
7:07 am
27May

Social Media’s Impact on Recovery

The term “social media” refers to types of digital platforms that encourage people to converse through digital forms of communication. Such digital platforms include media like email, text, message …

11:59 pm
17Nov

How Can Core Values Assist Your Recovery?

As you enter recovery and begin the task of identifying your reasons for healing, remembering your core values is necessary. Core values vary from family to family and in individuals. However, values assist you…

Happy Family Standing Close to Each Other and Spending Time Together During Weekend
7:07 am
27May

How Can Core Values Assist Your Recovery?

As you enter recovery and begin the task of identifying your reasons for healing, remembering your core values is necessary. Core values vary from family to family and in individuals. However, values assist you…

2:00 pm
15Nov

Top 7 Questions to Ask When Looking for Treatment

Many young men and teenagers gravitate to using substances because of mental health disorders. However, compared to girls, boys are less likely to get a diagnosis for mental health problems. Further, boys tend …

black and white photo of a teenager looking to the side
7:07 am
27May

Top 7 Questions to Ask When Looking for Treatment

Many young men and teenagers gravitate to using substances because of mental health disorders. However, compared to girls, boys are less likely to get a diagnosis for mental health problems. Further, boys tend …

7:59 am
15Nov

How Can Family Therapy Help During Substance Use Disorder Treatment?

Substance use disorders (SUD) affect more than the individual with the disorder; they affect the whole family. SUDs can interfere with the family dynamic and create complications when it comes to communication….

family forming round by shoes
7:07 am
27May

How Can Family Therapy Help During Substance Use Disorder Treatment?

Substance use disorders (SUD) affect more than the individual with the disorder; they affect the whole family. SUDs can interfere with the family dynamic and create complications when it comes to communication….

7:59 am
15Nov

How Can You Break the Familial Cycle of Addiction?

In every question about our experience and behavior, we question nature versus nurture. In the cycle of addiction, both nature and nurture play a role. However, the cycle does not have to keep going. You can br…

father putting his shoulder around his son
7:07 am
27May

How Can You Break the Familial Cycle of Addiction?

In every question about our experience and behavior, we question nature versus nurture. In the cycle of addiction, both nature and nurture play a role. However, the cycle does not have to keep going. You can br…

11:59 pm
13Nov

Adventure Therapy Can Help With Addiction Recovery

Adventure therapy is beneficial for teenagers in recovery because it incorporates real-world challenges to help them cope with behavioral, social, and emotional issues. Further, such practices create an en…

Campers on an adventure
7:07 am
27May

Adventure Therapy Can Help With Addiction Recovery

Adventure therapy is beneficial for teenagers in recovery because it incorporates real-world challenges to help them cope with behavioral, social, and emotional issues. Further, such practices create an en…

7:59 am
13Nov

How Do I Navigate Recovery Following Treatment?

Preparing to leave your treatment facility is an exciting time because it will allow you to put your sober abilities to the test in the “real world.” It can also be an intimidating experience. While…

woman in black outfit sitting on concrete railing
7:07 am
27May

How Do I Navigate Recovery Following Treatment?

Preparing to leave your treatment facility is an exciting time because it will allow you to put your sober abilities to the test in the “real world.” It can also be an intimidating experience. While…

7:59 am
12Nov

How Do I Navigate Recovery While in College or High School?

Research shows that approximately 840,000 full-time students currently attending U.S. colleges are in recovery. Therefore, the key to living a successful life in college requires maintaining an honest dial…

Student couple posing for photo with their masks on
7:07 am
27May

How Do I Navigate Recovery While in College or High School?

Research shows that approximately 840,000 full-time students currently attending U.S. colleges are in recovery. Therefore, the key to living a successful life in college requires maintaining an honest dial…

6:00 am
12Nov

5 Psychologically Damaging Things You Can Say to a Teen in Recovery

One of the most damaging misconceptions about addiction is that it is a moral failing. Addiction is a disease that affects the brain, not an individual’s character. This disease can happen to anyone, but …

A teenage girl sitting in front of a female psychologist and talking about teen problems
7:07 am
27May

5 Psychologically Damaging Things You Can Say to a Teen in Recovery

One of the most damaging misconceptions about addiction is that it is a moral failing. Addiction is a disease that affects the brain, not an individual’s character. This disease can happen to anyone, but …

2:00 pm
11Nov

Visiting a Loved One in Rehab: What Helps and What Hurts

Rehabilitation refers to a medical or psychotherapy treatment for individuals suffering from alcohol addiction, addiction to prescription medicines, or other substances (e.g., heroin, cocaine, or cannabis). The…

a woman supporting her friend
7:07 am
27May

Visiting a Loved One in Rehab: What Helps and What Hurts

Rehabilitation refers to a medical or psychotherapy treatment for individuals suffering from alcohol addiction, addiction to prescription medicines, or other substances (e.g., heroin, cocaine, or cannabis). The…

5:00 pm
10Nov

5 Benefits of Long-Term Inpatient Treatment for SUDs

Long-term inpatient treatment programs provide residential care around the clock for individuals struggling to manage a substance use disorder (SUD). It is a successful form of treatment because of its ability …

man wearing black cap with eyes closed under cloudy sky
7:07 am
27May

5 Benefits of Long-Term Inpatient Treatment for SUDs

Long-term inpatient treatment programs provide residential care around the clock for individuals struggling to manage a substance use disorder (SUD). It is a successful form of treatment because of its ability …

11:59 pm
9Nov

How Do I Help My Teen Who Has Relapsed?

Relapse is a difficult topic to discuss with your child. It’s hard to know what to say and how to react. However, your child needs to understand that you support and love them. In the event of relapse, it…

How Do I Help My Teen Who Has Relapsed?
7:07 am
27May

How Do I Help My Teen Who Has Relapsed?

Relapse is a difficult topic to discuss with your child. It’s hard to know what to say and how to react. However, your child needs to understand that you support and love them. In the event of relapse, it…

7:59 am
8Nov

What Do Cravings Feel Like and How Do I Overcome Them?

Cravings refer to an uncontrollable desire to fulfill one’s need for a particular object or habit. As a person’s craving increases, the person loses control over the frequency and amount of sub…

serious woman in black shirt
7:07 am
27May

What Do Cravings Feel Like and How Do I Overcome Them?

Cravings refer to an uncontrollable desire to fulfill one’s need for a particular object or habit. As a person’s craving increases, the person loses control over the frequency and amount of sub…

6:59 am
7Nov

How Outpatient Rehab Can Help You Overcome Addiction

Residential drug rehab is a significant source of support and means of overcoming addiction. While residential rehab offers a fantastic opportunity to overcome addiction, often overlooked is the effectiveness o…

man in gray hooded jacket walking on gray bricks pavement
7:07 am
27May

How Outpatient Rehab Can Help You Overcome Addiction

Residential drug rehab is a significant source of support and means of overcoming addiction. While residential rehab offers a fantastic opportunity to overcome addiction, often overlooked is the effectiveness o…

9:39 am
25Aug

Teen Substance Abuse & Overdose Statistics

New statistics come out every year for just about anything you can imagine. Doctors, psychologists, economists, etc., come together and boil life down into a series of numbers. Why? Because measurable data is t…

7:07 am
27May

Teen Substance Abuse & Overdose Statistics

New statistics come out every year for just about anything you can imagine. Doctors, psychologists, economists, etc., come together and boil life down into a series of numbers. Why? Because measurable data is t…

10:11 am
17Aug

Will School Get in the Way of My Teen’s Recovery?

Has your child recently finished rehab or drug counseling? Are you struggling to find the balance between back-to-school stress and recovery? You’re not alone; this is a hard part of the year for us at Cl…

10:11 am
17Aug

Will School Get in the Way of My Teen’s Recovery?

Has your child recently finished rehab or drug counseling? Are you struggling to find the balance between back-to-school stress and recovery? You’re not alone; this is a hard part of the year for us at Cl…

6:03 pm
11Aug

What To Talk To Your Teen About Before School Starts

As we gear up to go back to school, we all start planning for the physical aspects, right? School supplies and new clothes are purchased, the fridge is stocked up with after-school snacks, and appointments for …

6:03 pm
11Aug

What To Talk To Your Teen About Before School Starts

As we gear up to go back to school, we all start planning for the physical aspects, right? School supplies and new clothes are purchased, the fridge is stocked up with after-school snacks, and appointments for …

9:41 am
9Aug

Back-to-School: Teen Alcohol Use

School is almost back in session, and so are the back-to-school parties. Experimentation with alcohol may seem like a rite of passage, but we lose nearly 5,000 teens a year to alcohol use.    The…

9:41 am
9Aug

Back-to-School: Teen Alcohol Use

School is almost back in session, and so are the back-to-school parties. Experimentation with alcohol may seem like a rite of passage, but we lose nearly 5,000 teens a year to alcohol use.    The…

10:26 am
7Jul

Fentanyl: What You Need to Know NOW

Fentanyl may be a funny-looking word, but the risk it poses to our kids and our community is no laughing matter. It’s a synthetic opioid, meaning that it is created artificially in labs and used to treat …

7:07 am
27May

Fentanyl: What You Need to Know NOW

Fentanyl may be a funny-looking word, but the risk it poses to our kids and our community is no laughing matter. It’s a synthetic opioid, meaning that it is created artificially in labs and used to treat …

4:12 pm
16Jun

5 Easy Questions To Ask My Teen If I Suspect Substance Abuse

If you’ve started to suspect your teen may have a substance abuse problem, it can be tricky to navigate how to confront the situation. What questions should you ask? How should you even broach the subject…

4:12 pm
16Jun

5 Easy Questions To Ask My Teen If I Suspect Substance Abuse

If you’ve started to suspect your teen may have a substance abuse problem, it can be tricky to navigate how to confront the situation. What questions should you ask? How should you even broach the subject…

1:56 pm
9Jun

Clearfork Treatment Modalities

Clearfork Academy serves adolescent boys, thirteen to eighteen years of age, as they undergo substance abuse and mental health treatment. But how does Clearfork make our program impact each kiddo? What are our …

7:07 am
27May

Clearfork Treatment Modalities

Clearfork Academy serves adolescent boys, thirteen to eighteen years of age, as they undergo substance abuse and mental health treatment. But how does Clearfork make our program impact each kiddo? What are our …

2:22 pm
3Jun

The Effects of Trauma in Teens

Spotting the underlying trauma that oftentimes manifests itself as substance abuse can be hard. As providers, parents, and friends we see the issues that are present right now most clearly, but where do these p…

7:07 am
27May

The Effects of Trauma in Teens

Spotting the underlying trauma that oftentimes manifests itself as substance abuse can be hard. As providers, parents, and friends we see the issues that are present right now most clearly, but where do these p…

11:58 am
19May

Substance Abuse Resources for Parents

As parents, we want to have all of the answers for our kids, right? This can be incredibly challenging for parents of teens struggling with substance abuse. As your family tackles this complex topic, how can yo…

7:07 am
27May

Substance Abuse Resources for Parents

As parents, we want to have all of the answers for our kids, right? This can be incredibly challenging for parents of teens struggling with substance abuse. As your family tackles this complex topic, how can yo…

12:24 pm
12May

Calling the Police on Your Child for Substance Abuse

When a child is struggling with substance abuse, many families try to handle the situation in-house for various reasons like embarrassment, finances, and the perceived best interests of the kiddo. Sometimes tha…

7:07 am
27May

Calling the Police on Your Child for Substance Abuse

When a child is struggling with substance abuse, many families try to handle the situation in-house for various reasons like embarrassment, finances, and the perceived best interests of the kiddo. Sometimes tha…

12:49 pm
5May

5 Dangers of Vaping

Is vaping dangerous? Should parents encourage their teens to quit vaping during or after recovery? The standard argument against this is that vaping “isn’t as bad” as cigarettes, marijuana, or…

12:49 pm
5May

5 Dangers of Vaping

Is vaping dangerous? Should parents encourage their teens to quit vaping during or after recovery? The standard argument against this is that vaping “isn’t as bad” as cigarettes, marijuana, or…

1:02 pm
28Apr

What is a Family Contract? How Do I Make One?

A family contract can be one of the most critical steps in getting your family back on track after treatment, especially for your kiddo who is trying to re-adjust at home. But family contracts aren’t just…

1:02 pm
28Apr

What is a Family Contract? How Do I Make One?

A family contract can be one of the most critical steps in getting your family back on track after treatment, especially for your kiddo who is trying to re-adjust at home. But family contracts aren’t just…

4:25 pm
20Apr

How to Have a Healthy Relationship With Your Teen Who’s Struggling With Substance Abuse

If your teen is struggling with substance abuse, it’s going to call for a shift in your relationship. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, it could be the best thing for both of you at …

4:25 pm
20Apr

How to Have a Healthy Relationship With Your Teen Who’s Struggling With Substance Abuse

If your teen is struggling with substance abuse, it’s going to call for a shift in your relationship. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, it could be the best thing for both of you at …

9:09 am
7Apr

Delta-8 THC and the Dangers of Other Over-the-Counter Drugs

A new over-the-counter drug is making its way into stores and onto the streets: Delta-8 THC. You’ve likely heard a lot of stories about this strain of “legalized weed,” and we’re here to…

7:07 am
27May

Delta-8 THC and the Dangers of Other Over-the-Counter Drugs

A new over-the-counter drug is making its way into stores and onto the streets: Delta-8 THC. You’ve likely heard a lot of stories about this strain of “legalized weed,” and we’re here to…

8:43 am
23Mar

How To Prevent Relapse

How do we prevent a relapse? This is the question that is asked most often on the heels of substance abuse treatment. After the long road of recovery, we all want to ensure that it is a permanent solution. Howe…

7:07 am
27May

How To Prevent Relapse

How do we prevent a relapse? This is the question that is asked most often on the heels of substance abuse treatment. After the long road of recovery, we all want to ensure that it is a permanent solution. Howe…

8:51 am
10Mar

I Think My Teen is Smoking Weed

Has your teen been acting out of the ordinary? Are you smelling an over-use of cologne or maybe even the musty smell of marijuana on their clothes? These could be red flags that they’re hiding a new past-…

8:51 am
10Mar

I Think My Teen is Smoking Weed

Has your teen been acting out of the ordinary? Are you smelling an over-use of cologne or maybe even the musty smell of marijuana on their clothes? These could be red flags that they’re hiding a new past-…

10:57 am
9Mar

Admissions: What to Expect

If your child is struggling with substance use or mental health issues, there are already so many hurdles with which your family is coping. That’s why Clearfork Academy makes our admissions process as sim…

7:07 am
27May

Admissions: What to Expect

If your child is struggling with substance use or mental health issues, there are already so many hurdles with which your family is coping. That’s why Clearfork Academy makes our admissions process as sim…

9:20 pm
2Mar

Home Drug Tests 101: Don’t Let Your Teen Trick You

Home drug tests are an easy and affordable way to monitor your teen’s drug use. They’re widely available at most drug stores and even some grocery stores! When you need answers now, or don’t w…

9:20 pm
2Mar

Home Drug Tests 101: Don’t Let Your Teen Trick You

Home drug tests are an easy and affordable way to monitor your teen’s drug use. They’re widely available at most drug stores and even some grocery stores! When you need answers now, or don’t w…

10:21 am
24Feb

The Mental Health Effects of Covid-19 on Teens

No one could have prepared for the sudden COVID crisis of 2020, and that includes our kids. It’s been undeniably hard on everyone, and when one of our greatest coping mechanisms is the positive reinforcem…

7:07 am
27May

The Mental Health Effects of Covid-19 on Teens

No one could have prepared for the sudden COVID crisis of 2020, and that includes our kids. It’s been undeniably hard on everyone, and when one of our greatest coping mechanisms is the positive reinforcem…

7:02 pm
17Feb

A Day in the Life at Substance Abuse Treatment

Leaving your child in someone else’s care is one of the hardest things for any parent to do. Even when our brain knows it’s the best thing to do, the heart has trouble letting them go. We’d be…

7:07 am
27May

A Day in the Life at Substance Abuse Treatment

Leaving your child in someone else’s care is one of the hardest things for any parent to do. Even when our brain knows it’s the best thing to do, the heart has trouble letting them go. We’d be…

7:43 am
9Feb

Teen Brains: Primed For Addiction

Addiction can happen to anyone — it does not discriminate based on age. In fact, addiction actually has its easiest targets in teens and young adults. But why is that? Teens are more susceptible to drug a…

7:07 am
27May

Teen Brains: Primed For Addiction

Addiction can happen to anyone — it does not discriminate based on age. In fact, addiction actually has its easiest targets in teens and young adults. But why is that? Teens are more susceptible to drug a…

10:48 am
4Feb

Teen Detox: What to Expect

It can be scary to watch your child struggle with substance abuse. Detox for your teen can be just as scary, so it’s important for them to have a safe facility to clear everything out of their bodies and …

7:07 am
27May

Teen Detox: What to Expect

It can be scary to watch your child struggle with substance abuse. Detox for your teen can be just as scary, so it’s important for them to have a safe facility to clear everything out of their bodies and …

9:41 am
1Feb

5 Signs of Teen Drug Use

Are you concerned that changes in your teens behavior may be the result of drug use? It can be difficult to understand your teenager’s actions in the best of circumstances; we know it’s even harder …

7:07 am
27May

5 Signs of Teen Drug Use

Are you concerned that changes in your teens behavior may be the result of drug use? It can be difficult to understand your teenager’s actions in the best of circumstances; we know it’s even harder …

9:04 am
21Jan

12-Step Program for Teens

Let’s jump right in and answer two of the most common questions we get asked: Is Clearfork Academy a faith-based program? Yes.  Does Clearfork Academy use the 12 steps? Also, yes! That’s right,…

9:04 am
21Jan

12-Step Program for Teens

Let’s jump right in and answer two of the most common questions we get asked: Is Clearfork Academy a faith-based program? Yes.  Does Clearfork Academy use the 12 steps? Also, yes! That’s right,…

10:20 am
18Jan

Can My Teen Still Graduate If He’s In Residential Treatment?

If your teen needs residential treatment for substance abuse or mental health issues, we know there are already lots of things you worry about. Education is likely somewhere towards the top of that list; we get…

7:07 am
27May

Can My Teen Still Graduate If He’s In Residential Treatment?

If your teen needs residential treatment for substance abuse or mental health issues, we know there are already lots of things you worry about. Education is likely somewhere towards the top of that list; we get…

12:28 pm
5Jan

Mental Health Treatment at Clearfork Academy

Clearfork Academy is known for helping teens recover from substance abuse and addiction, but did you know we also offer mental health treatment? We are fully equipped with psychiatrists,  psychiatric nurse…

7:07 am
27May

Mental Health Treatment at Clearfork Academy

Clearfork Academy is known for helping teens recover from substance abuse and addiction, but did you know we also offer mental health treatment? We are fully equipped with psychiatrists,  psychiatric nurse…

1:36 pm
17Dec

Families Matter at Clearfork Academy

As a therapist, you know when a teen is struggling with substance abuse the whole family is affected. At Clearfork Academy, we know this is not something that can be overlooked. Having the support of family is …

7:07 am
27May

Families Matter at Clearfork Academy

As a therapist, you know when a teen is struggling with substance abuse the whole family is affected. At Clearfork Academy, we know this is not something that can be overlooked. Having the support of family is …

10:07 am
7Dec

Navigating The Holidays With A Struggling Teen

The holiday season is a stressful time of year for many families. If your teen is struggling with substance abuse, that stress can multiply exponentially. We understand, and you’re definitely not alone! Y…

7:07 am
27May

Navigating The Holidays With A Struggling Teen

The holiday season is a stressful time of year for many families. If your teen is struggling with substance abuse, that stress can multiply exponentially. We understand, and you’re definitely not alone! Y…

1:56 pm
30Nov

6 Dysfunctional Family Roles

Does someone you love have a substance abuse problem? Addiction is a vicious cycle. Unfortunately, when someone struggles with addiction, there is a ripple effect that leaves no one in the family untouched. How…

7:07 am
27May

6 Dysfunctional Family Roles

Does someone you love have a substance abuse problem? Addiction is a vicious cycle. Unfortunately, when someone struggles with addiction, there is a ripple effect that leaves no one in the family untouched. How…

10:14 am
18Nov

The Top 5 Reasons Therapists Are Choosing Clearfork Academy

    Your clients turn to you for guidance when they need substance abuse and/or mental health treatment. They ask you where to go, and who can help them and their family. We know you only want to refe…

7:07 am
27May

The Top 5 Reasons Therapists Are Choosing Clearfork Academy

    Your clients turn to you for guidance when they need substance abuse and/or mental health treatment. They ask you where to go, and who can help them and their family. We know you only want to refe…

11:23 am
5Nov

Here’s Why Clearfork Academy Is The Best Treatment Option, Even If Your Son Isn’t A Christian!

    You’ve landed here in your search for answers. You’re trying to find the best way to help your son with his substance abuse issues. You’ve seen what Clearfork Academy has to offe…

11:23 am
5Nov

Here’s Why Clearfork Academy Is The Best Treatment Option, Even If Your Son Isn’t A Christian!

    You’ve landed here in your search for answers. You’re trying to find the best way to help your son with his substance abuse issues. You’ve seen what Clearfork Academy has to offe…

9:57 am
14Oct

How Do I Talk To My Teen About Drug/Alcohol Use?

    As a parent, we know you worry about your teen! You worry about their grades, their friends, their health, their future… and the list goes on. But, it can be overwhelming when those worries…

9:57 am
14Oct

How Do I Talk To My Teen About Drug/Alcohol Use?

    As a parent, we know you worry about your teen! You worry about their grades, their friends, their health, their future… and the list goes on. But, it can be overwhelming when those worries…

10:54 am
8Oct

Why Is Gender-Specific Treatment Best For My Son?

  At this point, you’ve either already decided that your son needs treatment, or you are very seriously considering it. Either way, you’re at a fork in the road and doing your best to research …

7:07 am
27May

Why Is Gender-Specific Treatment Best For My Son?

  At this point, you’ve either already decided that your son needs treatment, or you are very seriously considering it. Either way, you’re at a fork in the road and doing your best to research …

1:01 pm
2Oct

5 Signs That Your Teen May Need Substance Abuse Treatment

  Parents frequently ask us, “How do I know if my teen needs treatment?” We have compiled a list of five common signs that your son may in fact need clinical treatment:   1. Loss of self-c…

7:07 am
27May

5 Signs That Your Teen May Need Substance Abuse Treatment

  Parents frequently ask us, “How do I know if my teen needs treatment?” We have compiled a list of five common signs that your son may in fact need clinical treatment:   1. Loss of self-c…

1:25 pm
9Sep

Is It Safe To Send My Son To Treatment During COVID-19?

This seems to be the number one question these days, and understandably so! COVID-19 has affected many aspects of everyday life, but the truth is, addiction hasn’t stopped. Substance abuse and mental heal…

7:07 am
27May

Is It Safe To Send My Son To Treatment During COVID-19?

This seems to be the number one question these days, and understandably so! COVID-19 has affected many aspects of everyday life, but the truth is, addiction hasn’t stopped. Substance abuse and mental heal…

12:49 pm
10May

4 Ways to Keep Kids Out of Trouble

When you think about summer you might think of the hot summer sun, beaches, the lake, vacation, or snow cones (or ice cream)… mmm. But if you are a parent you think of unsupervised children for extended …

12:49 pm
10May

4 Ways to Keep Kids Out of Trouble

When you think about summer you might think of the hot summer sun, beaches, the lake, vacation, or snow cones (or ice cream)… mmm. But if you are a parent you think of unsupervised children for extended …

3:58 pm
22Apr

Differences Between Adult and Teen Treatment

Although, substance abuse treatment is often regarded as being the same across the board there are several differences. Specifically differences for adults and teens. In the following, we will show you some way…

7:07 am
27May

Differences Between Adult and Teen Treatment

Although, substance abuse treatment is often regarded as being the same across the board there are several differences. Specifically differences for adults and teens. In the following, we will show you some way…

11:28 am
24Jan

Shame “Less” Recovery

Learn how to live a shame "less" recovery. Replace the God-shaped-hole in your heart with a belief transformation rather than behavior modification….

11:28 am
24Jan

Shame “Less” Recovery

Learn how to live a shame "less" recovery. Replace the God-shaped-hole in your heart with a belief transformation rather than behavior modification….

11:00 am
21Mar

How to Stage an Intervention for Your Teen

You’ve discovered that your teenager has been using drugs. You most likely have a strong desire to confront your teen, harnessing your parental authority to reprimand their behavior. Being teenagers, they…

7:07 am
27May

How to Stage an Intervention for Your Teen

You’ve discovered that your teenager has been using drugs. You most likely have a strong desire to confront your teen, harnessing your parental authority to reprimand their behavior. Being teenagers, they…

11:00 am
7Mar

How to Tell if Your Teen is Using Drugs

As parents, it’s easy to forget the challenges our teens face in our popularity-driven culture. The overwhelming pressure of fitting in, the emotional toll of rejection, and the stress of academic success…

11:00 am
7Mar

How to Tell if Your Teen is Using Drugs

As parents, it’s easy to forget the challenges our teens face in our popularity-driven culture. The overwhelming pressure of fitting in, the emotional toll of rejection, and the stress of academic success…

11:01 am
24Jan

5 Self-Care Tips

Self-care is very important! We can often get overwhelmed at what life can throw at us and with the hurried mentality that the world has today we made this infographic of tips. Enjoy! Here are 5 Self-Care tips …

7:07 am
27May

5 Self-Care Tips

Self-care is very important! We can often get overwhelmed at what life can throw at us and with the hurried mentality that the world has today we made this infographic of tips. Enjoy! Here are 5 Self-Care tips …

3:11 pm
15Jan

The Clearfork Way – Jeremiah 6:16

Check out The Clearfork Way Infographic to find out more about our process….

3:11 pm
15Jan

The Clearfork Way – Jeremiah 6:16

Check out The Clearfork Way Infographic to find out more about our process….

11:00 am
14Mar

What Is Faith-Based Recovery?

If you’re considering getting help for your addiction, the treatment possibilities can be overwhelming. You likely have many uncertainties and questions like, “what type of treatment is best for me?…

7:07 am
27May

What Is Faith-Based Recovery?

If you’re considering getting help for your addiction, the treatment possibilities can be overwhelming. You likely have many uncertainties and questions like, “what type of treatment is best for me?…