Cough Syrup Lean Drink

What Is Lean?

Adding cough syrup to a beverage turns it into lean, also known as syrup or purple drink. Cough syrup contains codeine, which gets broken down into morphine when it reaches the liver. Like any opioid, lean is highly addictive for many people due to its ability to relieve pain and provide a sense of euphoria.…

Teen Experiencing Too Much Screen Time

Screen Time Impact On Teen Mental Health

If you have a teenager, you know that some challenges and joys come with this time of their life. Teenagers are in the process of transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Therefore, parents get to experience the best of both worlds. On the other hand, this also means that parents experience the challenges that come with…

teen in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Mental health professionals founded cognitive-behavioral therapy on the concept that negative thoughts generate negative feelings. These feelings about the self and reality contributed to any individual’s issues. Since its conception, cognitive-behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, has become a very popular type of psychotherapy. Therapists often use CBT as a treatment for those struggling with…

blocks spelling out CBT

How CBT Can Help with Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10% of Americans report symptoms that are in keeping with diagnosis requirements for clinical depression. Depression in individuals struggling with substance abuse is even more prevalent. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a proven, effective way to treat depression with or without chemical dependency issues. At Destinations…

group of teens in teen rehab incorporates education

How Teen Rehab Incorporates Education into Treatment Plans

Discovering that your teenage child has a problem with drugs or alcohol is devastating. As a parent, you want your son or daughter to be healthy, happy, and safe. But substance abuse threatens all three. Although no single treatment program is right for each individual, says the National Institute on Drug Abuse, your teen can…

a doctor explaining to a patient adderall and alcohol

Mixing Adderall and Alcohol

It’s extremely unlikely there’s even a single doctor out there that would approve of mixing alcohol with any drug. It’s a simple matter of logic and good sense. That would certainly apply to mixing a stimulant like Adderall and alcohol. Unfortunately, the world has people who choose to continuously tempt fate by doing what they…

Woman struggling with mental health during stress awareness month

Stress Awareness Month

Stress can be debilitating, often interfering with a person’s quality of life. We all experience some forms of stress. As adults, we are better able to manage our stress, resulting in fewer issues. For teens, stress has the potential of creating mental health and addiction issues. Every year for many years, the Health Resource Network…