Your teenager is going through a critical period of development. They are discovering how they fit into the world and who they want to be in the now, as well as in the future. At this time, your child’s brain is having a major growth spurt, one similar
Watching your child leave the nest is an emotional event. You have been through watching them fall as they learn to walk, having their first heartbreak, being confronted by conflict, and experiencing difficult situations. During the ups and downs of your teen’s lifetime, all you want is to
The words “we need to talk” usually summon a feeling of fear that makes the brain momentarily go haywire. We fill in the blanks with extremities and hope our anxiety will subside once our fears are proven irrational. Sometimes, however, we are met with some shocking news that
The loss of a loved one never gets easy. Depending on how it happened, if it was anticipated, and the relationship to the deceased, the magnitude of our grieving can vary. But each death is different in itself, and there is no predicting how we will process something
What we put into our bodies affects how we feel. For someone that is going through drug rehab, the need to treat the body well is even higher because the body needs to safely and properly detoxify. If you have a child in teen rehab, you can help
It is not unusual for someone with an addiction to be suffering from one or multiple mental illnesses too. Sometimes misdiagnosed or overlooked, people work through their addictions without addressing the underlying disorders or symptoms that provoke the yearning to fuel the addiction, relapsing and restarting the cycle.
Being a caregiver of a child with a substance abuse problem on any given day is difficult but during the Coronavirus era, it is perplexing–everything is new territory. As we all adjust to life adhering to social isolation or social distancing, we are being challenged to maintain a
It is no secret that there is a prevalent worry of personal health, concern for the safety of the self and others, economic uncertainty, and loneliness. Given the widespread worldview, it makes sense that people, especially teens, are finding it difficult to process their emotions and get a
A teen with a substance abuse problem needs to feel supported in all areas of their life. While a teen drug rehab will provide them with many tools and help from medical and mental health professionals, having an enriching and safe environment at home can encourage personal growth.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adding a lot of stress and pressure to our daily lives. This manifests in different ways across people of various ages, of course. While parents may be struggling with making ends meet financially or with taking care of their younger kids, teenagers might