teen girl considering xanax abuse

Is My Teen Abusing Xanax?

Xanax is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety disorders. Also known as benzodiazepine, it is dangerous and very addictive because it creates an intense feeling of euphoria. A recent survey found that one in five users of benzodiazepine is misusing the drug. What makes it worse? It is available to teens, who often use…

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How Music Therapy Can Promote Recovery

It’s often said that music is food for the soul. Music has the power to reduce stress, calm a person’s nerves and even spur creativity. And music is one of the easiest ways for people to connect–regardless of culture. That’s why music therapy for recovery is so powerful–it is cathartic and healing for teens on…

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Benefits of a Telehealth PHP/IOP for Teens

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is for young adults living at home that need support to maintain balance due to mental health, behavioral issues, or substance use disorder. But since the COVID-19 pandemic, it has not always been possible for teens to receive PHP services. In response, Destinations for Teens has designed a telehealth PHP…

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How to Create New Habits and Make Them Stick for the New Year

The upcoming new year often makes people reflect on their lives and become ready for a change. The New Year often makes us consider resolutions for addiction recovery. And on January 1, we are ready to jump in–full throttle. But sometimes, carrying out our resolutions is short-lived, and we are left to wonder: what went…

a teen has a sober holiday celebration

3 Tips for Having a Sober Holiday Celebration

The holiday season can present an array of challenges to teens who are working diligently to remain sober. Holidays are usually associated with the joy of bringing friends and family together, but for teens on a mission to remain sober, it can also present some challenges. Destinations for Teens provides a comprehensive teen alcohol rehab…

a girl deals with teen self-injury

How to Intervene in Teen Self-Injury

Understanding self-injurious behavior involves accepting that it may exist outside your realm of understanding. Self-injurious behavior may seem mysterious for someone who feels no relief when experiencing pain. While this behavior is harmful, it is more common among teens than many people imagine. Teen self-injury is a common way that adolescents show their emotional distress.…

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Physical Effects of Teen Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an opioid that destroys devastates communities across the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost two percent of adolescents 12 and older have experimented with heroin. When teens use heroin, they experience a euphoric high followed by deep relaxation and sleepiness. However, the physical effects of teen…

teen marijuana use rattles this young girl

How to Talk to Your Teen About Marijuana Use

Marijuana is a popular drug among teens. While some teens use marijuana because they are curious or want to fit in, others use it to deal with their anxiety, depression, or stress. Yet teen marijuana use is nothing to ignore. If you believe that the young adult in your life is using marijuana, attending treatment…

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What Teens Learn in Photography Therapy

Teenagers love photography as it allows them to share with the world how they express themselves. From posing for selfies or with friends, teens enjoy the act of taking photographs and posting on social media. But have you ever considered how photography therapy could help your teen as part of their recovery treatment? Like other…