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5 Ways Addicts Get Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are commonly prescribed to teens to help them deal with pain or concentrate on their schoolwork. While some teens can use drugs without consequences, many are unable to do so. If quitting on their own hasn’t been effective for your child, Destinations for Teens can help. But what happens when teens become addicted…

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Benefits of Adolescent-Specific Rehab

If your teen is showing signs of a substance use disorder, admitting they need help might feel impossible. Some parents blame themselves and are afraid to “punish” their child. Some parents have trouble telling the difference between experimentation and chemical dependence. If your child’s life is becoming derailed due to drugs and alcohol, a residential…

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Helping a Friend Through Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is popular amongst teens. Many teen users feel a sense of energy and confidence, while others like that it also works as an appetite suppressant. However, the initial stimulation associated with cocaine does not outweigh its danger. Cocaine is an addictive drug. Many people who began using cocaine as…

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Adderall Misuse and Abuse in Teens

Staying focused isn’t easy in today’s world. The prospect of getting into a good college and, in some cases, getting scholarships can cause some teens to use stimulants such as Adderall to improve their alertness. But what happens when that one-time use becomes an ongoing need? Destinations for Teens provides comprehensive Adderall addiction treatment for…

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Recognizing Suicide Prevention Day

According to the CDC, suicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst teens between the ages of 15-19 in the United States. World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 every year to bring awareness to suicide and the need for mental health treatment. Teens commit suicide to overcome mental health issues…

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Signs My Teen Needs an Outpatient Drug Rehab

Teens facing substance addiction are faced with several challenges. First, they are still navigating young adulthood, and secondly, they are dealing with mental health issues and addiction. An outpatient rehab program will provide teens with the opportunity to continue their daily routine while receiving comprehensive therapy. According to a 2017 report from the Substance Abuse…

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Is it Possible to Abuse Vyvanse?

Vyvanse is a prescription drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is prescribed to children, teens, and even adults. The prescribed purpose for using Vyvanse is to provide people with focus and energy. Vyvanse, however, is also an amphetamine salt allowing users to feel its side effects for up to twelve hours.…

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3 Benefits of Group Therapy for Teens

Peer pressure. Doing well in school. Family issues. There are tons of reasons that teenagers feel emotional and become withdrawn from their family and friends. Group therapy for teens helps adolescents realize that they are not alone in their struggles. Destinations for Teens provides many treatment and counseling services for teens who need support. Contact…

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How Photography Can Help Teens With Addiction

Teenagers love to take photographs and post them on social media. And why not? It’s a way to document how they identify themselves and share their ideas with the world. For teens with addiction, photography therapy is a method used to help them express their thoughts and emotions in ways that might be difficult to…

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3 Family Therapy Activities to Try at Home

It is not uncommon for families to have conflict. Although family members might love each other, there could also be a need for stronger communication skills. However, the act of finding ways to communicate can be stressful for family members. Children–especially teens–might feel like their parents do not listen or value their ideas. Parents might…