Drug abuse is a well-known issue for a substantial minority of teenagers living in the U.S. and in many other countries. Possible consequences of this abuse include disrupted growth and development, conduct problems at home or in the classroom, increased involvement in risky behavior and increased chances of underperforming in school or dropping out of…
In recognition of its 20th anniversary, the skilled clinicians at the Sexual Recovery Institute have planned a series of events throughout 2015.
Jack Gilbert, MSW, joins Clarity Way addiction treatment center as its clinical director. Gilbert brings extensive experience in crisis intervention and residential support services to Clarity Way’s multidisciplinary treatment team.
Promises Treatment Centers opens a new outpatient addiction treatment program in Santa Monica for adults ages 28 and over. The predominantly group format complements individual therapy and focuses on recovery skills and relapse prevention.
Those who were bullied by their siblings during adolescence are twice as likely to report being depressed and twice as likely to report self-harming, according to new research from the United Kingdom.
An exclusive residential treatment program for women seeking to recover from addictions and co-occurring relationship issues, trauma, grief and other underlying disorders opens at The Sundance Center.
Wanting to be loved — and be in love — is normal human desire. But for some people, the euphoric feeling of being in love can be intoxicating and addictive.
Love uses the language of addiction — it’s a drug, it’s intoxicating. And there’s a reason for that. When we fall in love, our brains release a cocktail of pleasure chemicals and hormones. The result is the same sense of euphoria that cocaine delivers, studies show. Who can blame us for wanting more?
Having the serious talks with your kids isn’t easy. Talking to your teen about sex, peer pressure, drugs, drinking and other issues can be awkward and many parents avoid it. But as daunting as the task may be, do not skip these conversations. Teens whose parents talk to them about drinking are much more likely to be…
A recent case of bullying is that of Ronin Shimizu, a 12-year-old who was allegedly bullied because he was a cheerleader. His family and friends said he was a friendly young man with diverse interests, some of which didn’t conform to gender norms. As a result, he was tormented with homophobic taunts. In a moment…