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Self-Injury Awareness Day

Self-Injury Awareness Day is recognized internationally on March 1st. The event brings awareness about the prevalence of self-harm among individuals. Past research has shown that up to 4% of adults and 15% of adolescents acted out some form of self-harm. The increased self-injury rates among young people have caused Destination for Teens to address the issue. What…

Common Street Drugs

Common Drug Street Names

Drug slang changes often. Drug street names tend to be one of the most effective ways for teens to hide what they are doing and using in text messages and conversations with friends. As a parent, it is helpful to understand all of these drug nicknames to fully understand what’s happening. For many teens using…

Teen Experiencing Depression

4 Signs of Depression in Teens

Teen depression isn’t normal. It is not healthy nor normal for teens to exhibit clinical depression symptoms, even though they may be moody and find it difficult to express themselves. For parents who see the signs of depression in their teenager’s behavior and actions, it is essential to seek treatment. Destinations for Teens can provide…

Black Father & Son Practicing Self-Care

Celebrating Black History Month in 2021

During Black History Month, we pay homage to African Americans who have made significant contributions to our country. Famous names such as Harriett Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and Frederick Douglass probably come to mind. During Black History Month in 2021, Destinations for Teens would like to take the opportunity…

Teen Abusing Cough Medicine

Cough Medicine Abuse

Many parents don’t recognize the signs of cough medicine abuse in their teens. Yet, as one of the most accessible types of drugs that can cause a high, it is something teens seek out. Often called sizzurp or purple drank, this type of use can create addiction as well as addictive tendencies that follow a…

Mother And Daughter Attending Family Therapy

3 Benefits Of Family Therapy

Individuals who become addicted to drugs or alcohol bear a heavy burden. Not only are they putting themselves and their futures at risk, but they also cause pressure on their family. Substance abuse has cascading effects on a family. That’s why family therapy is often an important part of a holistic program of treatment. Family…

Teens Partying under influence of party drugs

3 of the Most Dangerous Party Drugs

Young people love to have a good time. Sometimes they’ll go to extremes — by introducing drugs that they think will help them have a better time by intensifying the experience. But these substances, known as party drugs, have dark effects that can alter the course of someone’s life. Party drugs act powerfully on the…

Teen Experiencing Stress Of Online Learning

How The Stress Of Online Learning Impacts Your Teen

COVID-19 has turned our worlds upside down in a split second — for people of all ages. Perhaps no change has been more disorienting than online learning. Without warning, our teenagers were ushered out of school and forced to resume with teachers and classmates through computers and cellphones. The expectation was that they would keep…

Teen Experiencing Anxiety Near The Holidays

The Impact Of The Holidays On Social Anxiety In Teens

Teenagers are a very resilient bunch, but every generalization has exceptions. Everyone has their limits, and young people can be among the most vulnerable to the stresses surrounding them. For some teens, the holidays create circumstances where social anxiety can surge. The holidays bring the academic semester to a conclusion. Exams, grades, and friends are…