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A friend told me that once you say something 3 times, people tend to remember it. So please, remember, family, family, family! Not only is it important to successful addiction treatment, but family may very well be the greatest and most powerful factor for helping individuals with addiction to recover. I am not talking about […]

What to Expect When Your Child Starts Addiction Treatment

More than one million teens are suffering with a substance addiction today, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Professional addiction treatment is essential for helping teens successfully manage this disease, so they can safeguard their health and get back to their lives and preparing for their futures. High-quality addiction treatment centers […]

The Most Commonly Abused Substances by Teens

Substance abuse isn’t just an adult problem—many families throughout the nation are struggling with adolescent or teen substance abuse and addiction. In one year alone, between 2014 and 2015, teen overdose deaths increased by 19 percent. Some of the most commonly abused substances, like alcohol and marijuana, have been culturally associated with teenage substance abuse […]

The Role of Family in Addiction Counseling How to Support Your Child in Treatment and Beyond

Part four of this four-part series will provide you with the information you need to determine whether your child is using drugs—including alcohol—and what to do about it. Read part three, What to Do if Your Suspicions of Teen Drug Abuse Are Confirmed. A large body of research shows the importance of family in addiction […]

What to Do if Your Suspicions of Teen Drug Abuse Are Confirmed

Part three of this four-part series will provide you with the information you need to determine whether your child is using drugs—including alcohol—and what to do about it. Read part two, Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use in Adolescents. If your suspicions are confirmed and you learn that your family is experiencing teen drug abuse, […]

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use in Adolescents

Part two of this four-part series will provide you with the information you need to determine whether your child is using drugs—including alcohol—and what to do about it. Read part one, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Addiction and Dependence. As parents, we often jump to conclusions out of fear. Symptoms of drug use in teens are […]

Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Addiction, and Dependence in Teens

Part one of this four-part series will provide you with the information you need to determine whether your child is using drugs—including alcohol—and what to do about it. You may be surprised to learn that teens these days are using fewer drugs than their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. In 2016, according to the National Institute […]

Teen Addiction: Know the Warning Signs

Is it teen addiction? If you’ve noticed unusual changes in your teenager’s behavior, it’s normal to be concerned. Teen addiction is a serious problem, and it can be difficult to tell the difference between typical teenage behavior and a potential red flag. In this article, we’ll discuss some common warning signs of teen addiction and […]

LA Times: “A Teen’s Friends Are A Powerful Influence” An Article in the LA Times confirms what we at the Center for Living already know: That the friendships that an adolescent has can influence behavior in a tremendous way.  Especially for an adolescent with substance abuse issues, the importance of building healthy relationships and sober […]

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