Outdoor Therapy for Teens with Substance Use Issues

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Adolescence can be a challenging time for both parents and the teens themselves. As a family, you are transitioning from being involved in every aspect of your child’s life to experiencing your teen pulling away as they yearn for autonomy. This is a natural part of childhood development as teens begin to develop their own…

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Plugged-In, Can’t Log-Out: Technology Addiction

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As the world becomes more digitally connected, technology addiction continues to become a real issue, especially among teens. Just last year, Pew Research Center released a report of its findings on teen technology usage. Research concluded that 92 percent of teens use the internet daily, which includes 24 percent that say they are online virtually…

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Getting that Perfect Score at a Price: Study Drugs

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High school is stressful. Your teen juggles assignments, homework, quizzes, exams, extracurricular activities, family, and a social life. All of that can take a toll on a teenage brain. When someone offers a way to overcome it all–study drugs–it can be hard for a stressed out teen to say no. Recent studies have revealed that many teens…

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Recovering from drugs and alcohol: Trails Phases program

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Drugs and alcohol can tear apart a teen’s hopes of future success and happiness. Knowing how to help your teen work through their addiction can feel like an overwhelming task. Many therapeutic programs claim to help teens work through their addiction to drugs and alcohol, but only a few actually help. Seven Challenges is an…

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Showing support: Trails Carolina observes National Recovery Month

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Every year, millions of Americans are affected by some form of substance abuse. That’s why it’s so important to support National Recovery Month this September. Many young people dealing with substance abuse issues don’t understand that this is an issue that can stay with them for the rest of their lives. National Recovery Month recognizes…

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Shiny packages poisoning teens: The dangers of synthetic marijuana

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In today’s culture, marijuana use by teens is pretty widespread and well known to mainstream culture. It’s a dangerous drug because of the effect it can have on teen brains. However, nowadays, there’s a profoundly dangerous drug camouflaging as marijuana’s cousin: synthetic marijuana. This new drug in town goes by the name of “Spice”, K2,…

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The Unexpected Health Risk: A Technology Addiction

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It’s difficult to find an adolescent without a cell phone or some form of technology attached to them in today’s society. We all know the agony of having to repeatedly tell our kids, friends and loved ones to put their “screens” away in order to get them to pay attention. For some, it becomes hard…

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The rise of teen smoking

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For most teens, traditional cigarettes are going the way of the dinosaurs. However, a new trend has arisen in teen smoking: e-cigarettes and hookah. The rise of the e-cigarette Between 2011 and 2014, the traditional cigarette has declined in teen smoking popularity from 16 percent to 9 percent. In order to quit, many teens are…

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