child exhibiting the signs of depression in teens

What Are The Obvious – and Not So Obvious – Signs of Depression in Teens?

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions. Many people think of depression as a disorder that primarily impacts adults.  However, it also impacts a significant number of teens. As with adults, depression in teens may range from mild to severe. It may last for a couple of weeks, several months, or a…

woman suffering from mental illness in young adults

Mental Illness Not Uncommon for Young Adults But Can Lead to Substance Abuse

Few people make it through the teen years wound-free. During this time, teens are taking their first individual steps socially, romantically, and even intellectually. This can be nerve-wracking for even the healthiest teen. The fears and vulnerabilities of adolescence make it a ripe period for developing mental illness. Studies reveal that one-quarter of young adults…

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Can Stress Trigger Relapse?

There is a lot of research that shows the relationship between stress and substance abuse, including firsthand evidence of recovering addicts who fall back into an addiction due to stress. Researchers have long established this connection. Previously, these findings have led to stress management courses and other interventions that aim to help addicts manage their…

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Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehab

For adolescents, living a normal life is important. When a teen is taking the steps toward alcohol and drug addiction recovery, maintaining a structured, sober lifestyle plays a key role in their success and recovery. When adolescents become addicted to alcohol or drugs, it is important that they learn how to live fulfilling lives that…