Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations from around the world in a week-long celebration of the brain every March. BAW began in 1996 was founded by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI) and […]

Let’s get real – eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), Center for Living is helping change the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! But because of stigma and old stereotypes, many people don’t get the support they deserve.

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use in Adolescents

According to the US National Institute of Mental Health, one in three people aged between 13 and 18 have an anxiety disorder.1 There are ways that parents can help their teenagers with their anxiety problems. Recognizing Anxiety in Teenagers  Anxiety is a normal sensation that everybody experiences from time to time. It is a reaction […]

Social Media Addiction

With the increasing popularity of social media, teens can unfortunately become addicted to social networking websites. Teens who use social media excessively are at the highest risk of becoming addicted to it. According to a 2016 study in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, 4.1 percent of boys and 3.6 percent of girls who are […]

Self Harm: Key Signs to Look For

When children or adolescents do things to inflict harm upon themselves, it’s usually a way of coping with intense emotional feelings or situations. Although self-harm isn’t necessarily an attempt at suicide, it does need to be taken seriously by parents and other responsible adults in a child’s life. Self-inflicted injury places someone at a higher […]


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 […]

Living With An Addict

Living with an alcoholic parent can feel worrying, embarrassing, and even lonely. In the U.S., 18% of people in the 1990’s lived with an alcoholic while growing up, according to the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. Living with an addict who suffers from alcoholism is challenging enough for another adult, but children face unique […]

The Nature of the Web-Connected World Warning Signs of Problematic Internet Use Specific Online Risks: Gaming, Pornography, Gambling Promoting Healthy Internet Use Identifying Appropriate Treatment How Treatment Centers Provide Help Resources THE NATURE OF THE WEB-CONNECTED WORLD More than nine out of 10 of those ages 12-17 are online (September 2012 survey). Nearly eight in […]

On February 7, 2011, Parents In Action held their 25th annual “Teen Scene” presentation to a standing room only audience at The Trinity School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  The format included a moderator, Lucy Martin Gianino, who was flanked on both sides by a diverse group of high-functioning teenagers made up of high school […]


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