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March is Self-Harm Awareness Month

Adolescent self-harm and injury are common in teens experiencing emotional distress. Often self-harm is meant to be non-suicidal. However, self-harm is an intentional action and reveals how a young adult is feeling. To combat the pervasiveness of self-harm, March is Self-Harm Awareness Month. During this month, organizations and influencers are dedicated to sharing information and…

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Signs Your Teen Is Addicted to Video Games

Playing video games is an excellent pastime for young adults–especially boys. Who does not love to get lost in a virtual world and win a good game? While relaxing and playing a video with friends is quite ordinary, it must be done in moderation. After all, teens can become addicted to playing video games, decreasing…

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Coping With Stress Related to Online Learning

The adolescent years are naturally filled with many emotions surrounding identity and acceptance in social circles. In the last two years, teens have experienced even greater anxiety due to their online activity. Surprisingly, like social media engagement, online learning platforms also can present a source of anxiety for teens. If the young adult in your…

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3 Benefits of Trying Family Therapy Activities

Have you ever felt like you needed additional support in communicating with your children and partner? Family therapy is the solution. In a family therapy program, you will identify the root of conflicts existing within your family. Then, with the help of a therapist, your family will work to resolve their conflicts with an understanding…

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Why Do Teens Drink?

While addressing issues like teen drinking, it’s important to remember that drinking alcohol is socially acceptable. Drinking has been part of the American culture throughout most of its history. The primary reason there are drinking age restrictions is that lawmakers decided anyone handling the effects of alcohol needed a certain level of maturity. So, why…

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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…

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Is My Teen Abusing Xanax?

Xanax is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety disorders. Also known as benzodiazepine, it is dangerous and very addictive because it creates an intense feeling of euphoria. A recent survey found that one in five users of benzodiazepine is misusing the drug. What makes it worse? It is available to teens, who often use…

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How Music Therapy Can Promote Recovery

It’s often said that music is food for the soul. Music has the power to reduce stress, calm a person’s nerves and even spur creativity. And music is one of the easiest ways for people to connect–regardless of culture. That’s why music therapy for recovery is so powerful–it is cathartic and healing for teens on…