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How Does Cocaine Affect Adolescent Brains?

Abusing cocaine can impact teen users in many ways. Consistent use will lead to addiction causing teens to struggle with the physical and psychological impact of dependency. While many long-term users experience changes to their brain, cocaine effects in adolescents are much greater than in adults as the brain is still developing. As a result,…

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5 Benefits of Teen Self-Harm Addiction Treatment

Scratching, punching, cutting, and hitting oneself with objects are all examples of self-harm, as identified by SAMHSA. Also known as self-injury, teens purposefully hurt themselves when they participate in this type of behavior. When teens inflict self-harm on themselves, they exhibit a sign of emotional distress. As this behavior continues, it can lead to an…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Destinations for Teens encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of excessive drinking. If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. For those under 21, taking even one drink is illegal and can have adverse consequences…

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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…

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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…

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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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Recognizing Suicide Prevention Day

According to the CDC, suicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst teens between the ages of 15-19 in the United States. World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 every year to bring awareness to suicide and the need for mental health treatment. Teens commit suicide to overcome mental health issues…

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Family Therapy Activities and Ideas

Addiction and mental health problems hurt more than just your teen who suffers these problems. These behavioral health issues affect your whole family. This is why family therapy activities play such a big role in your teen’s treatment. Through family therapy and under the guidance of a licensed therapist, your family heals and then rebuilds…