Family Involvement in Addiction Recovery

The Benefits and Importance of Family Involvement in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a mental disease that changes the structures and functions of your teenager’s developing brain, affecting his or her behaviors and perceptions of the world. But your child’s drug abuse isn’t just about your child. Addiction indelibly affects the whole family, as you well know. Stress, fear and anger take a toll on each…

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Optional Salsa

  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:   Ingredients   1 cup fresh mango, chopped small 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped small 1/2 cup fresh avocado, chopped small 1 jalapeno, seeded…

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Aftercare: How You Can Promote a Successful Recovery for Your Teen

The importance of aftercare for addiction recovery can’t be overstated and is essential to a successful recovery for your teen. Aftercare is the continuing individualized programming that takes place once treatment is complete. A study on the advances in substance abuse treatment for adolescents, published by the National Institutes of Health, cites a number of…

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Fresh Homemade Croutons

Fresh Homemade Croutons

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:   Fresh Homemade Croutons     Ingredients 1 French baquette 2-3 tbsp garlic puree 1 bunch fresh parsley 1 dash of olive oil   Preparation…

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Adolescent Addiction and Recovery

Self-Identity and Its Impact on Adolescent Addiction and Recovery

Low self-esteem is often a major factor in substance abuse among adolescents, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Some of the factors that contribute to low self-esteem include low household income, domestic dysfunction, physical or sexual abuse and poor performance or bullying in school. In this article we hope to give the reader…

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Pan Seared Chicken With Fresh Nectarines on a Potato Pancake

Pan Seared Chicken With Fresh Nectarines on a Potato Pancake

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:   Pan Seared Chicken With Fresh Nectarines on a Potato Pancake Ingredients 4 chicken breast Juice of 2 oranges 1 cup soy sauce ½ cup…

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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…

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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,…

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