5 Behavioral Therapies That Can Help Teens With Recovery

5 Behavioral Therapies That Can Help Teens With Recovery

If a teenager in your life is struggling with drug abuse, taking action now can address this abuse and get them back on track. Teens have unique treatment needs and those designed for adults are not always effective. Behavioral therapies help with recovery when they have been modified to better suit the unique situation of…

Using Meditation to Break the Bonds of Teen Addiction

Using Meditation to Break the Bonds of Teen Addiction

Overcoming an addiction can seem like a scary and difficult process if you don’t have the right tools by your side. While a willingness to change is always the first step, you need to understand the nature of addiction in order to avoid making the same mistakes time and time again. Learning how to say…

Healthy Meals for Teens With Substance Abuse

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At Destinations to Recovery we believe that proper nutrition and hydration are essential to the healing process. We find that proper nutrition helps restore physical and mental health and often improves the chance of recovery in our clients who suffer from substance abuse and mental health issues. Teens who suffer from substance abuse are more…

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Drugs

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Drugs

You probably know someone who has been affected by drugs, directly or indirectly. The most commonly used and abused drug is alcohol. Alcohol-related automobile accidents are the second leading cause of teen death in the United States. The most commonly used drug worldwide is marijuana. According to a United Nations 2008 World Drug Report, about…

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Where Does an Addiction Originate in an Individual?

It is often stated that substance use is the #1 public health problem in the world. In fact, it has been stated that over 46% of high school students will use addictive substances. Substance abuse and addiction at a young age can lead to devastating effects on the individual when they become an adult, and…

Tips for Teens: Ways to Stay Clean and Sober

Tips for Teens: Ways to Stay Clean and Sober

Staying sober isn’t easy when your peers and friends are experimenting or are abusing drugs and alcohol. In this post, we offer some helpful tips and reminders on how to stay sober and clean, even when you may be tempted or pressured to experiment. 1. Tell your friends about your decision to stop using drugs.…

Homeless Drug Addict - The Relation between Mental Health and Addiction

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…

Woman and Molecules - Drugs and the Brain: Causes and Effect

Drugs and the Brain: Cause and Effect

How many times have you heard that drugs ruin lives? By this point, probably too many to count. We hear it on television, at school, from parents, the internet, and sometimes we even see it unfold before our very eyes. Despite this, for centuries mankind has constructed a malfunctioning, mental stance from which we process…

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Treating Co-Occurring Disorders in Teens

A Co-occurring disorder, often referred to as a dual diagnosis disorder, is a condition in which an individual who is suffering with a chemical addiction also has a co-existing mental disorder. Until recently, it has been the practice of the mental health industry to treat co-occurring disorders separately. However, a surge in pragmatic and empirical…

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Staying Sober With A Sober Coach

When a loved one completes a treatment program, his or her goal focuses on remaining sober and avoiding substance abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains that individuals need continuing care that adjusts and changes over time to address a loved one’s needs. For teenagers, a treatment program that incorporates aftercare and provides long-term…