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Anxiety Treatment

What do you do when the whole world seems to be falling apart? That is a question on everybody’s mind these days. With the stock market declining and COVID-19 cases increasing, anxiety has become a commonplace emotion. We are now facing social isolation at a time when our fears of being able to provide for…

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How Yoga Therapy Helps Control Impulsive Behavior

People often associate impulsive behavior with children. However, people of all ages can develop disorders involving impulse control, including adolescents. When impulsive behavior involves drugs or alcohol, the individual can develop an addiction to the substance and may require teen substance abuse treatment. Yoga therapy can help alleviate the stress and anxiety that drives impulsive…

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Mental Health with Teens and School

Balancing academics, social needs, and future goals during adolescence can be stressful. Especially when you struggle with a mental health condition. Mental health with teens and school can make it even more difficult to identify, manage, and control mental health symptoms. Stressors, like grades or athletics, can aggravate symptoms and make it harder to navigate…

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The Apathy-Addiction Cycle, and How to Break Out

Apathy, which is a lack of interest or enthusiasm, can fuel the cycle of addiction. Once caught in such a cycle, teens can spiral and find themselves dealing with mental health disorders such as depression. When teens are struggling with substance abuse and mental health simultaneously, they require a dual diagnosis treatment program in order…

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How CBT Can Help with Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10% of Americans report symptoms that are in keeping with diagnosis requirements for clinical depression. Depression in individuals struggling with substance abuse is even more prevalent. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a proven, effective way to treat depression with or without chemical dependency issues. At Destinations…

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Mental Health Stigma and Teens

Without proper treatment, mental health disorders can cause disabling symptoms, which can impact academics, social life, and relationships. Mental health stigma and teens is an unhealthy combination, as fears about reaching out for help can outweigh a teen’s desire to get better. Conditions like depression can cause you to isolate yourself from friends and loved…

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Helping Teens Cope During Shelter In Place

As the nationwide coronavirus or COVID-19 epidemic continues, more and more states, cities, and towns are issuing ‘stay at home’ or ‘shelter in place’ orders. While many of us have a broad understanding of what this entails, there is some confusion about what the difference between the two is, what families can and can’t go…

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Drug and Substance Abuse in Teens

Drug and substance abuse in teens is an unfortunate consequence of experimenting with psychoactive substances. The cause of addiction is unknown, meaning that there is no known gene that makes you more prone to developing an addiction. Recreational use and experimentation carry the risk of dependency. Substance abuse disorders don’t discriminate. This means that anyone,…

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What Are The Signs Of Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking is a significant problem in the United States. From young adolescents to adults, the number of people who participate in this practice is high. In fact, according to the CDC, one in six adults engage in binge drinking approximately four times per month. Young people are susceptible to binge drinking, too. Young adults…