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What to Do When you Find Alcohol in your Teen’s Room

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So, you are putting away your teen’s laundry when you happen upon their stash of vodka hidden in the sock drawer. Stumbling onto a teenager’s hidden alcohol can be an extremely distressing event for a parent. Feelings of fear and shock are…
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder Treatment Plan for Teens (ODD Teenager)

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When Does Teenage Disobedience Become ODD? Oppositional defiant disorder is teen behavior problem. ODD is quite a common mental health disorder in children and teens. The patterns of ODD are often seen in early childhood first. Even kids as…
How to Help a Suicidal Teenager

How to Help a Suicidal Teen

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The teenage years have always been trying. Adolescence has perennially been an emotionally challenging developmental stage, due to hormone fluctuations, social struggles, increasing academic pressure, and shaky self-esteem. Teen brains are still…
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Teen Treatment Center California Heals and Empowers Adolescents in Distress

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It could be that your teenager was always unique and challenging, a handful so to speak. On the contrary, your teen may have only recently begun exhibiting outward signs of internal turmoil. Regardless of how long a history your adolescent has…
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Los Angeles Psychiatric Residential Treatment Teens

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No one wants to see their teen move forward toward a successful, fulfilling life more than his or her own family. Parents and siblings may have watched the teen grow from a child, full of promise and enthusiasm for life, into an adolescent where…
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Suicidal Signs in Teens

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One of the more alarming societal trends in recent years is the escalation in the rates of suicide among teens. In fact, teen suicide has increased by over 30% in individuals ages 15-19 since 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control.…
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Inpatient Treatment for Teens Los Angeles

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“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…
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Residential OCD Treatment for Teens

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health disorder than often emerges in childhood or early teen years. The disorder can manifest itself in thoughts and behaviors that are disruptive to the teen’s daily activities and…
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Cough Syrup Teenage Drug Abuse and Treatment

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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…
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Adolescent Residential Treatment Centers for Depression

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Teen depression is a serious and often misunderstood mental health condition that should never be ignored.  Understandably, many parents chalk up their teen’s persistent low mood as just a typical teenage trait, right up there with hormone…