A mother talks to her daughter about the objectives of treatment for adolescent addiction

The Objectives of Treatment for Adolescent Addiction

Adolescents are developmentally different from adults, and when teens becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, they need a research-based treatment program that’s centered on their level of development and which focuses on education, behaviors, family dynamics and peer issues. The objectives of treatment for teenagers should differ considerably from those of adult treatment, according to…

spicy chicken skewers

Spicy Orange Chicken Skewers with Apricot-Orange Dipping Sauce

  Chicken Skewers   Ingredients   1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 tbsp parsley ½ tsp salt ½ tsp orange zest ¼ tsp red pepper flakes ¼ tsp paprika ¼ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp black pepper 2 tbsp apricot preserves   Preparation   Slice the chicken breast across the grain into ½ inch…

Some teens become addicted others dont

Why Some Teens Become Addicted While Others Don’t

Addiction in teens is viewed by the medical and mental health communities as a chronic and relapsing disease of the brain that causes compulsive drug seeking behaviors and use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences. Initially, the decision to take drugs or alcohol is voluntary, but according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,…

Adolescents: Being a Parent, Coach and Guide

Adolescents: Being a Parent, Coach and Guide

Every day millions of parents send their children out into the world, from preschool to high school and beyond, and it can be a worrisome time, but no matter what a child encounters, there are always ways for a parent to be there to help, coach, and guide them on the right path or if…

bbq brisket

BBQ Brisket

Destinations to Recovery has created this new Chef’s Corner, where parents can find healthy recipes for their hungry teens that are recovering from addiction. Check out this week’s recipe below:   BBQ Brisket   Ingredients ¼ cup salt 2 tbsp garlic powder 2 tbsp onion powder 1 ½ tbsp black pepper ¼ cup brown sugar…

PTSD in Children and Teens

PTSD in Children and Teens

PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, has been a hot-button issue for the past decade and more as Gulf War, and now Iraq War, veterans have returned to their families back home in the States with symptoms of the mental disorder. However, PTSD in soldiers and other veterans is not a new occurrence, as battlefield trauma…

Why is Addiction Such a Complex Disease

Why is Addiction Such a Complex Disease?

Treating an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be challenging, but recovery is possible with the right treatment. Addiction can be both physical and psychological. Treating only the physical aspect of the addiction won’t address the psychological triggers that compel the person to keep abusing drugs. In order to achieve recovery from addiction, it’s important…

Chef's Corner Marinated Halibut

Marinated Halibut on Watercress and Fennel Salad

Destinations to Recovery has created this new Chef’s Corner, where parents can find healthy recipes for their hungry teens that are recovering from addiction. Check out this week’s recipe below: Marinated Halibut on Watercress and Fennel Salad For Fish 2 tbsp golden raisin ½ cup cider vinegar + 2 tbsp sugar 1 medium red onion,…

ADHD and Substance Abuse in Adolescents

ADHD and Substance Abuse in Adolescents

Teens who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are prone to substance use disorder (SUD). With substance abuse rates at 13% and 21% in girls and boys respectively, being aware of the dangers of SUD is important. The occurrence of co-morbid disorders, such as ADHD and SUD, can make treatment challenging. Treating adolescents with…

Chef's Corner: Spicy Grilled Shrimp Wraps

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Wraps

Destinations to Recovery is starting our very own Chef’s Corner, a place where parents can find healthy recipes for their hungry teens. This week’s recipe is the tantalizing spicy grilled shrimp wraps. Things you’ll need for spicy grilled shrimp wraps: 1-2 lbs of uncooked shrimp, peeled 2 cloves of garlic, pressed 1 tsp of sea…