teen marijuana addiction

Teen Marijuana Addiction

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Marijuana has often been thought of as a harmless drug that does not lead to addiction. However, many recent research studies have determined that not only is cannabis addictive, but the teen marijuana addiction rate is a serious concern. One study in particular found [...]

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Famous Women in Psychology

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

March is Women’s History Month. In the field of mental health, many women have made significant accomplishments and contributions, even though it seems most people primarily recognize the names of men who have been involved in mental health throughout history. Famous women in psychology [...]

year of anxiety for teens

A Year of Anxiety for Teens

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic one year ago, in March of 2020. Since then, its effects have reached everyone in some form. Adults are working from home. Medical appointments are being conducted remotely. School is being held virtually. This has been a [...]

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Enjoying the Empty Nest | Therapy & Emotional Support for Older Adults

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Parents naturally want to raise their children to be successful and independent. Then, one day, the last child leaves the house and the parents become “empty nesters.” Many celebrate that day, enjoying their new freedom and lifestyle. However, some are challenged with adjusting and [...]

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New CDC Stats: Increased Overdose Deaths During the Pandemic

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of virtually everyone’s life. The stress of economic uncertainty, the isolation of the pandemic-related restrictions, and the fear of the virus itself have created a significant strain on people’s physical and mental health. Unfortunately, COVID challenges have [...]

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The Impact of Online Support Groups During COVID-19

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

When the coronavirus was declared a pandemic in March 2020, most in-person activities were either canceled or shifted online. Schools made plans for remote sessions, business meetings morphed into video chats, and addiction support groups went virtual. While this transition has meant that certain [...]

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Screen Time and Teen Well-Being

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is spending more time online. Adults are using virtual meeting platforms for remote work and meetings. Kids are using online resources to attend school remotely. Beyond that, people who are staying home and maintaining safe social distances are spending [...]

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What is a Personality Disorder? | The Three Clusters Explained

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Everyone has a unique personality. Each person thinks, feels, and behaves differently. Personality is developed through experiences, environment, and inherited traits. We often speak of someone having a “great personality” as a reason for enjoying the company of that person. So, what is a [...]

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Mental Health and Coping During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every person across the globe in some form. Those who are not identified as essential workers are either working from home or being laid off from their jobs. Everyone is focused on keeping social distances and staying safe and healthy. People with [...]

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Managing the Effects of Quarantine

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

In a time of social distancing, isolation, and quarantine, people throughout the world are experiencing a wide range of emotions and practical challenges. Quarantine is a strict separation from others, a step that has become necessary for many as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. How do you [...]

understanding co-occurring disorders

Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Almost a third of people in the US who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder also have a mental illness. Those who are diagnosed with both are described as having co-occurring disorders. This is also referred to as a dual diagnosis. Understanding co-occurring disorders more clearly [...]

addiction in teens

The Experience of Addiction in Teens

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Early exposure and a brain that is still developing leave teens more vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction. The earlier a person begins to use drugs or alcohol, the more likely they are to progress to serious use and abuse. Behavioral neuroscientist and Bucknell University professor Judith Grisel [...]

gender differences in teen depression

Gender Differences in Teen Depression

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

The teenage years can be challenging. Between physical changes in the body, intense peer pressure, and an increased sense of social anxiety, teenagers often have difficulties finding their place. Many want to fit in while others want to stand out, even rebel. Teen depression is also becoming [...]

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Maintaining Sobriety During the Holiday Season

Friday, December 20th, 2019

For many in recovery, the holidays are a source of stress. If you’re concerned about maintaining sobriety during the holiday season, know that you’re not alone. Now is the time to remind yourself why you no longer use drugs and alcohol, so you can [...]

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Self-Care in Recovery: Fostering Compassion for Yourself

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

When someone fails to look after their physical and mental health, they suffer the consequences on both fronts. The scientific community increasingly learns more about ways in which our minds and bodies are interconnected. When we eat healthier, we are less depressed. When we exercise, we elevate our [...]

Planning a Successful Intervention

5 Strategies for Planning a Successful Intervention

Friday, October 4th, 2019

For many people who have a loved one struggling with addiction, an intervention is the best tool available to help that person understand the importance of seeking treatment. These conversations aren’t easy and, if you’re considering having one with a friend or family member, you likely already understand [...]

Vaping Fastest Growing Addiction

Vaping: The Fastest Growing Addiction in History

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Manufacturers of vaping products have touted e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to smoking. That’s created a lot of misinformation about the safety of vaping devices, which we are now learning can present a much greater threat to users than manufacturers originally promised.  An outbreak of vaping-related injuries and deaths have [...]

Letter To The Family

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Letter To The Family About Our Therapeutic Consulting and Intervention Services Dear Family Member, Thank you for coming in to meet with us today to discuss the current situation with your family member. We are confident we possess the experience and expertise to help you with [...]