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Will My Teen Fall Behind in School if They Receive Treatment?

What is the biggest concern families have when deciding to enroll their teen in residential treatment? School attendance and how it will impact a teen’s ability to transition back to their home school program. Destinations for Teens, however, has already considered this need and offers a daily educational program. Our teen education program keeps teens…

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Drug Rehab for Teenagers

Being a teenager isn’t easy. Unfortunately, drugs that give energy and promote relaxation are often habit-forming. Not every teen who uses drugs develops an addiction, but many teens do. Peer pressure often plays a role when teens see others participating and want to feel a sense of belonging. Many teens cite the euphoric feeling associated…

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Signs That Your Teen Is Experimenting With Drugs

It’s no secret that teen drug experimentation often begins recreationally. In time, teens will desire the feeling they get from being high and abuse drugs more often. Teen drug use puts them at risk emotionally, mentally, and physically. As a parent, it is your responsibility to notice the signs of your young adult using drugs.…

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Signs That a Friend Has Overdosed

Teen drug use often begins at a party or an event. In time, drug use will become an act that helps addicted teens numb their pain. However, one of the biggest dangers of substance use disorder is overdosing. Destinations for Teens provides comprehensive substance use disorder treatment to support young adults who need to end…

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Are Teens More at Risk for Addiction Than Adults?

Teen addiction is a growing issue for families. Unfortunately, it is easy for teens to experiment with drugs and alcohol and become addicted at alarming rates. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, an estimated 86 percent of teens know someone who actively abuses drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes daily. And although adults can…

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Saying ‘No’ to Peer Pressure on Independence Day

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. As the nation gets closer to celebrating its independence, our excitement gets even more significant. From family cookouts to fireworks, Independence Day is all about unity and solidarity. But for teens battling substance abuse, it can also be triggering. If you are worried about your teen…

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

When a person has become addicted to drugs or alcohol, their entire mind, body, and spirit are affected by the substance. In particular, the brain can be tied to addiction before or after the substance abuse has begun. In either case, there is help for anyone willing to take the first step and admit they…