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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Explaining to Kids the Effects of Using Drugs and Alcohol

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Teenagers may see themselves as almost adults but the reality is that adolescent brains are still developing during the adolescent years into young adulthood. The brain develops first with the cerebellum that controls physical activity, the amygdala which controls emotion, and the nucleus accumbens which controls motivation. As teens reach adulthood, the prefrontal cortex fully…

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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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Nature Therapy for Teens: An Escape from Technology

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In current times it seems as though everyone is behind a piece of technology. From cell phones, to tablets, to laptops and more, it has almost become more common to walk into a room and see screens instead of faces. If you were to introduce these devices to a crowded room of talkative teenagers, the…

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