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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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Recognizing World Mental Health Day in October

Becoming aware of mental health and effective treatment needs to be an ongoing discussion in our homes and communities, according to the World Federation of Mental Health. To raise awareness about mental health, the organization established World Mental Health Day in 1992. Since then, mental health has been celebrated worldwide on October 10, with participants advocating for…

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5 Ways Addicts Get Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are commonly prescribed to teens to help them deal with pain or concentrate on their schoolwork. While some teens can use drugs without consequences, many are unable to do so. If quitting on their own hasn’t been effective for your child, Destinations for Teens can help. But what happens when teens become addicted…

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Benefits of Adolescent-Specific Rehab

If your teen is showing signs of a substance use disorder, admitting they need help might feel impossible. Some parents blame themselves and are afraid to “punish” their child. Some parents have trouble telling the difference between experimentation and chemical dependence. If your child’s life is becoming derailed due to drugs and alcohol, a residential…

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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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Signs My Teen Needs an Outpatient Drug Rehab

Teens facing substance addiction are faced with several challenges. First, they are still navigating young adulthood, and secondly, they are dealing with mental health issues and addiction. An outpatient rehab program will provide teens with the opportunity to continue their daily routine while receiving comprehensive therapy. According to a 2017 report from the Substance Abuse…

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Is it Possible to Abuse Vyvanse?

Vyvanse is a prescription drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is prescribed to children, teens, and even adults. The prescribed purpose for using Vyvanse is to provide people with focus and energy. Vyvanse, however, is also an amphetamine salt allowing users to feel its side effects for up to twelve hours.…

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3 Benefits of Group Therapy for Teens

Peer pressure. Doing well in school. Family issues. There are tons of reasons that teenagers feel emotional and become withdrawn from their family and friends. Group therapy for teens helps adolescents realize that they are not alone in their struggles. Destinations for Teens provides many treatment and counseling services for teens who need support. Contact…

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3 Family Therapy Activities to Try at Home

It is not uncommon for families to have conflict. Although family members might love each other, there could also be a need for stronger communication skills. However, the act of finding ways to communicate can be stressful for family members. Children–especially teens–might feel like their parents do not listen or value their ideas. Parents might…

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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.…