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How Long Does Vicodin Stay in Your System?

How long does Vicodin stay in your system? This brand name drug contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone to relieve pain. However, it can lead to substance abuse and addiction. Understanding how long it stays in your system is important when seeking treatment. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month First, it’s important to remember that December was National…

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Benefits of Acupuncture for OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, ranks among the most common mental illnesses. Most people experience some OCD behaviors, but keep these in balance with daily life. When OCD occurs with greater intensity, it damages daily life. For a teen with a diagnosis of this mental health problem, acupuncture for OCD provides proven benefits. About OCD OCD…

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How to Create New Habits and Make Them Stick for the New Year: Setting Intentions versus Goals

New Years is a time most people reflect on goals and resolutions. It is also a time when we jump into new endeavors only to find they are short-lived. What goes wrong? When we are too caught up in a specific behavior change we forget to acknowledge the overall reason we want to make the…

a teen asks her mom does psychotherapy work

Does Psychotherapy Work?

You’ve probably come across psychotherapy as an option for treating substance abuse or a co-occurring mental health disorder. Have you ever wondered, “Does psychotherapy work?” If your teenager needs to talk to someone, why can’t they just turn to their parents, guidance counselor, or a trusted friend? Psychotherapy is useful for treating a number of…

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Recognizing National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018

December has been deemed National Impaired Driving Prevention Month since 1981. Community leaders, health care providers, educators, and parents strive to raise awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and promote responsible alcohol usage. Celebrating National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018 with teenagers can involve education, volunteer work, and support. U.S. Impaired Driving Statistics About…

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How to Find the Best Partial Hospitalization Programs for Mental Health

If your teen is struggling with their mental health, it can be a complicated situation to handle. As a parent, you want the best for your children and hope that they can thrive and be happy, but this is difficult with mental illness. If your teen is dealing with a mental illness, there is help…

A doctor explains what is intensive outpatient program participation like to a teen girl

What Is Intensive Outpatient Program Participation Like?

If your son or daughter is struggling with an addiction or mental health issues, you may feel lost and confused. Through your research, it may be difficult to decide which type of treatment program would suit your child best. The first thing to realize is that many young people struggle with mental health issues, but…