a list for new year's resolutions

How to Create New Habits and Make Them Stick for the New Year

The upcoming new year often makes people reflect on their lives and become ready for a change. The New Year often makes us consider resolutions for addiction recovery. And on January 1, we are ready to jump in–full throttle. But sometimes, carrying out our resolutions is short-lived, and we are left to wonder: what went…

a teen has a sober holiday celebration

3 Tips for Having a Sober Holiday Celebration

The holiday season can present an array of challenges to teens who are working diligently to remain sober. Holidays are usually associated with the joy of bringing friends and family together, but for teens on a mission to remain sober, it can also present some challenges. Destinations for Teens provides a comprehensive teen alcohol rehab…

a teen overcomes holiday depression

How to Deal with Holiday Depression

The holiday season can be a happy time for so many people. There are dinners, endless get-togethers, gift swapping, and finally, the toast to a new year. But for many teens, the holidays can also be stressful, anxiety-inducing, and in some cases, depressing. Teen depression is common during the holiday season–there are pressures associated with…

a teen wonders what are mood disorders and if she has one

What Are Mood Disorders and Does My Teen Have One?

The teen years are often marked by an assortment of mood-related changes. With every action they take, they are preparing for the next phase of their lives: adulthood. From changing bodies, developing their own beliefs, and even setting goals for the future, adolescence can be an exciting and anxiety-ridden time for teens. What happens when…

a girl deals with teen self-injury

How to Intervene in Teen Self-Injury

Understanding self-injurious behavior involves accepting that it may exist outside your realm of understanding. Self-injurious behavior may seem mysterious for someone who feels no relief when experiencing pain. While this behavior is harmful, it is more common among teens than many people imagine. Teen self-injury is a common way that adolescents show their emotional distress.…

a teen suffers from the effects of heroin addiction

Physical Effects of Teen Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an opioid that destroys devastates communities across the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost two percent of adolescents 12 and older have experimented with heroin. When teens use heroin, they experience a euphoric high followed by deep relaxation and sleepiness. However, the physical effects of teen…

teen therapy helps this family

3 Ways to Encourage Teen Therapy for Your Child

Young adulthood is filled with angst. Between physical changes, mood swings, peer pressure, and striving for academic achievement, teen stress can be high. However, when a teen begins to exhibit severe distress, it is time to seek professional help. Teen therapy services support adolescents as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. If you are ready…

teen seasonal depression affects this boy in the winter

Do Teens Experience Seasonal Depression?

Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a form of depression that may occur when we shift from fall to winter. The symptoms of SAD include depressed mood, decreased interest, and enjoyment of favorite activities, severe fatigue, and diminished self-esteem. Although seasonal depression is more prevalent in adult women than teens, teens…

teen marijuana use rattles this young girl

How to Talk to Your Teen About Marijuana Use

Marijuana is a popular drug among teens. While some teens use marijuana because they are curious or want to fit in, others use it to deal with their anxiety, depression, or stress. Yet teen marijuana use is nothing to ignore. If you believe that the young adult in your life is using marijuana, attending treatment…

teens photography therapy is a great outlet for this girl

What Teens Learn in Photography Therapy

Teenagers love photography as it allows them to share with the world how they express themselves. From posing for selfies or with friends, teens enjoy the act of taking photographs and posting on social media. But have you ever considered how photography therapy could help your teen as part of their recovery treatment? Like other…