a young man paddles a surfboard in a surf therapy for teens program

Surf Therapy for Teens Struggling with Addiction in LA

Surfing is a sport where someone uses a board to ride ocean waves. In recent years, experts are finding that surf therapy improves both adolescents’ physical and psychosocial health. If a young adult in your life loves water and needs an outlet to help support their substance use or mental health disorder treatment, why not…

a teen paints at an easel during an art therapy program

The Art of Life: Painting a New Beginning

Recent data reveals that teen drug use has jumped an estimated 61 percent between 2010 and 2020. While some teens are experimenting, substance use cannot be ignored–teens need an outlet to deal with their emotions. Creative expression has the power to help young adults overcome substance use and mental health disorders. In particular, art therapy…

a young woman uses a camera in a photography therapy program

Photography Therapy Is Now Proven by Science : Get in the Know

When we think of photography, we often think of it as a way to document our memories and milestones. It can also assist an individual with healing and rehabilitation. Researchers have found that taking and sharing just one photo per day can potentially help everyone—no matter their mental health state. In particular, photography therapy is…

teens exchange pills which can lead to adderall abuse

The Pressure to Be Perfect Is Leading to Adderall Abuse

Hyperactivity and impulse control are two challenges presented to children and young adults who need to remain focused in school—the solution: Adderall. Adderall is a prescription used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy by stimulating the brain and nerves. However, many young adults misuse Adderall, even buying the medication from others without a prescription—leading some young…

young woman leaning against wall contemplating teen cocaine abuse

Teen Cocaine Abuse: Everything You Need to Know

Cocaine is a popular stimulant drug. Teens often discover the drug at parties and other social events. Others use cocaine to increase productivity. However, continued cocaine use—whether at a party or to work longer—will lead to a substance use disorder.  The danger in experimentation is that it often leads to substance use disorder. A cocaine…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Destinations for Teens encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of excessive drinking. If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. For those under 21, taking even one drink is illegal and can have adverse consequences…

a teenager participating in online addiction treatment

Will My Teen Benefit From Online Addiction Treatment?

Substance use disorder presents many challenges to teens and their families as they need to find a supportive treatment program. The global pandemic has made many of us rethink how we receive services and for many, an online addiction treatment program is the best remedy. Destinations for Teens’ virtual partial hospitalization program and their intensive…

teen process addiction counseling

When to Intervene in Your Teen’s Process Addiction

Helping teens conquer their substance use disorders is often promoted by healthcare providers. However, teen process addiction is also a dangerous dependency that needs to be acknowledged. A teen process addiction treatment program is necessary to help young adults realize how to manage their emotions and deal with their triggers without depending on anything that…