How Strong Family Relationships Provide Support for Troubled Teens

The teen years come with their fair share of trouble, and that’s under the best circumstances. It’s a time when young people are becoming more independent. They’re trying to learn who is safe to be around, what their lives are supposed to be about, and how to become functioning adults...

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3 Under the Radar Addictions That Impact Teens the Hardest

There is a myriad of useful information out there about common addictions in teenagers. Most everyone is acquainted with the dangers of alcohol, nicotine, and drug addiction. However, there are also many lesser-known addictions that teenagers are especially prone to developing. Here are three addictions that may not be on...

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Finding Support

Addiction always negatively affects the addict, but it also affects literally everybody that they come in contact with. Let’s look at some of those types of different relationships: Friends The relationship typically is a one sided relationship.  It is going to sour quickly, probably because you’re not bringing anything of...

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Rebuilding Trust

Rebuilding trust in relationships is a simple process, but not an easy one. Someone suffering from an addiction or uncontrollable behavior must build that trust from the very bottom and work their way up to the top. Think of rebuilding trust as a house. This house needs a foundation, floors,...

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Ways to Bond and Reconnect with Your Teen After Rehab

When your teen gets back from rehab, they may still be a little distant. Rebuilding a relationship after rehab takes time and patience, but it is more than possible. With a little cooperation, you can repair your relationship with your teen and get back to where you were before their...

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Teen Drug Abuse: A Parent’s Guide

Movies, video games, television shows, and popular music, all are examples of avenues through which teens are inundated with glamorized images of drug and illegal substance use. According to a recent content analysis, alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs are present in 70% of prime time network dramatic programs, 38 out...

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My Teen is in Rehab…Now What?

Anxiety, stress, worry, anger, & fear…these are the constant companions of the parents of addicted or extremely defiant teens.  Worry and fear that their teen may permanently harm himself or others.  Constant stress and anxiety over the angry battles that inevitably result from confronting their dangerous behaviors.  Mourning the loss of...

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