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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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Anger Management Techniques for Teens

Posted on August 01, 2016

Being a teenager is an exciting but also frustrating period of life. Because emotions can run so deep, it’s natural for parents and teens to argue as they negotiate privileges and responsibilities. Sometimes, however, a teen really struggles with expressing these emotions and with managing their frustrations and anger. 

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Dextromethorphan (DXM) Addiction

Posted on July 27, 2016

Talking to your kids about drugs is often challenging. Drugs increase or decrease in popularity, and it can seem almost impossible to keep up with street names and lingo used to describe the substances. If you’re a parent, however, you may need to have a conversation with your son or daughter about the dangers of dextromethorphan addiction. Often referred to as DXM, dextromethorphan is a common ingredient found in cold medicines and cough syrups.

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