should you drug test your teenager

Should You Drug Test Your Teenager?

Raising teenagers is not for the feint of heart. It is rife with so many challenges, that it might be tempting to take advantage of any tool that might alleviate a source of worry or stress. So when it comes to monitoring your teen for potential drug or alcohol use, it is a no brainer […]

addiction recovery for teens

Addiction Recovery for Teens: Treatment and Aftercare

It has never been more challenging to raise teenagers. Teens are exposed to things that their parents may try valiantly to protect them from, but often feel hamstrung in their efforts. The proliferation of social media no only introduces them to unhealthy or risky online “challenges,” but also promote the use of drugs and alcohol. […]

addiction and the teen brain

Addiction and the Teen Brain

Teens have historically gravitated towards pushing boundaries. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol is also not a new development among teenagers. What is new is the clinical research and brain imaging studies that have shed light on the differences between the adult brain and the teen brain, and how those differences impact decision-making, impulsivity, and the […]

Behavioral Treatment Centers for Adolescents

Behavioral Treatment Centers for Adolescents

As parents, you may have done everything right, by the book, in raising your child. You have provided a safe, loving, and supportive home life and made every effort to be available for your son or daughter. In fact, in many instances, other siblings—born of the same two parents and raised in the same home—may […]

Inpatient Treatment for Teens Los Angeles

Inpatient Treatment for Teens Los Angeles

“Troubled teen,” what a disparaging term that is. This widely used label only serves to minimize what could be a serious mental health crisis, or stigmatize a teen who is simply struggling with typical teenage angst. Without a doubt, passing through the tumultuous phase of adolescence can cause emotional strife and behavioral upheaval. If, however, […]

Cough Syrup Teenage Drug Abuse

Cough Syrup Teenage Drug Abuse and Treatment

Purple is an edgy hue that has long been associated with music. From the 70s hard rock days when the color helped name the band, Deep Purple, and Jimi Hendrix’s famous song, Purple Haze, to Prince’s 1984-era chart topper, Purple Rain; purple is a color that has evoked fervor, intensity, and drama. These days, however, […]

Residential Treatment Centers for Teens

Residential Treatment Centers for Teens

No one likes to witness their adolescent struggling emotionally.  The teen may be exhibiting behavioral symptoms, such as anger, violent actions, impulsivity, or compulsive behaviors that are deeply concerning.  Maybe the symptoms are psychological, such as those associated with anxiety, depression, mood swings, or a personality disorder, which can be even more worrisome.  A parent knows their […]

Adolescent Rehab California

Adolescent Rehab California Substance Abuse Treatment

If there is one thing that the majority of teenagers do not possess it is the ability to look at the long-term effects of their behaviors and choices.  For a teen, the here and now is top priority with the big picture ignored, often to their own peril.  Parents, of course, know all too well […]

Adolescent Detox Centers

Adolescent Detox Centers for Teen Substance Abuse

Nothing is more disheartening to a parent than to see their teen son or daughter spiraling into addiction. Parents may envision their child’s future being compromised, even devastated, by the fallout of a substance abuse problem. Eventually, a clear sense of urgency develops for finding help for their adolescent before too much damage is done. […]