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Help for Troubled Teens and Their Parents

Is your teen vaping? Vaping health risks are worse for teens

Posted on September 30, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control couldn’t be more clear about it: Vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes, is especially unsafe for teens. The high nicotine levels make vaping extremely addictive and, according to Penny Baker, LPC-S, teens are more susceptible to addiction because their brains are still developing. Baker is Director of Clinical Services for Elk River Treatment Program for adolescents. She has spent decades working with teens in the residential treatment industry.

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How to Spot Alcohol or Drug Activity

Posted on September 26, 2017

Teenagers are creative in many ways - not always best for their well being. Parents are advised to investigate if their teen is exhibiting mood changes, changing friends or becoming secretive. You have every right to protect your child from harm.

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Annual Drug Take-Back Initiative

Posted on April 25, 2017

Local agencies collaborative with US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to safely dispose of unused prescription medications before they land in the wrong hands. 

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