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Help for Troubled Teens and Their Parents

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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Choosing a Residential Treatment Center

Posted on September 06, 2016

All teens experience growing pains when it comes to their emotional and behaviors health, and often it is necessary for a counselor, doctor, or other professional to provide additional guidance. But for young people with serious emotional and behavioral challenges, intensive and twenty-four hour treatment may become necessary. When a child or teen is at serious risk and/or still struggles with their mental or behavioral health after other interventions, residential treatment programs can provide the needed care and attention.

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Internet Addiction Symptoms & Treatment

Posted on August 10, 2016

Smart phones, tablets, and computers are pervasive in the lives of young people day. Their work, school, relationships, and interests all intersect with these devices and the internet one way or another. When a teen finds that they have trouble stopping themselves from constantly checking messages, websites, social media, online games, or other apps, this dependence can prove damaging to his or her developing mind. 

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