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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…

Young boy learning about CBT techniques

CBT Techniques for Addiction

Psychotherapists first began using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques more than 50 years ago. Initially, these techniques were effective in the treatment of diverse mental health conditions such as anxiety, phobias, personality disorders, and schizophrenia. It was only within the last ten years that CBT techniques became a popular treatment tool for the addiction treatment…

Man passed on out on sidewalk needs to know how to stop binge drinking

How to Stop Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a problem that not only adults deal with but also teens. Often, people who binge drink are aware of the problem but don’t know how to stop. That’s why so many people end up asking how to stop binge drinking. Sometimes, they want substance abuse treatment themselves, but other times they want…

Mother arguing with daughter about whether cell phones are one of the types of addiction

Are There Different Types of Addiction?

Usually, people think of substance abuse when the term “addiction” comes up. The reason is that drug addiction is one of the most common types of addiction. However, there are actually a variety of addictions out there. A vast majority of them affect not only adults but teens as well. What’s the Definition of Addiction?…

Doctor explains to her patient the differences between iop vs php

Differences Between IOP vs PHP

Not every facet of addiction treatment needs to focus on inpatient care. There are plenty of circumstances where the client qualifies for some level of outpatient care. However, the question is, “what level of outpatient care is appropriate.” That’s really a decision for an addiction treatment facility’s clinicians to make. Among the choices would be…

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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…

Women enjoying exercise and addiction recovery

Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction take over a person’s entire life. Gradually, they withdraw from everything and everyone not connected with using. Their health suffers on every level. During rehab, as they recover, they may rediscover activities they used to love, including exercise. How do exercise and addiction recovery fit together? The Importance of Overall Health…

A girl thinks about her issues during cognitive behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder Effective?

Effective treatment for bipolar disorder is as varied as the individuals who suffer from the condition. People with this type of mental illness usually benefit from lifelong treatment. Clinicians often use a combination of psychotherapy and medication to help people manage their symptoms. Cognitive behavioral therapy for bipolar disorder is one example of a type…

People experiencing the positive effects of exercise on your mental health by playing volleyball

The Positive Effects of Exercise on Your Mental Health

By George Livengood – Program Director, Canon House Do you remember moping around the house as a kid and mom saying, “Go outside and play!”? Mom was onto something.  There are numerous studies that indicate exercise is helpful in reducing depression.  There is no one identifiable reason as to why it works. So let’s look…