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Underage Drinking-The Facts of Teen Alcohol Abuse
April 18, 2017

Underage Drinking- The Facts of Teen Alcohol Abuse

Teen alcohol abuse is a significant problem in the United States; alcohol is the most commonly abused substance among teens in junior high and high school. The consequences of under Read More

How Do I Talk to My Teens About Drugs? Part 2
April 11, 2017

How Do I Talk to My Teens About Drugs? Part 2

You can’t avoid talking to your child or teen about drugs. There are too many risks for them in today’s society, and as their parent, you are on the front Read More

How do I talk to my teen about drugs?
April 4, 2017

How Do I Talk to My Teen About Drugs? Part 1

Having the conversation with your teen about drug use is never an easy one, even if you think they haven’t started using yet. Even though having the conversation may seem Read More

Counselor using motivational interviewing with boy
March 29, 2017

What is Motivational Interviewing? How does it Help my Teen?

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a style of therapy in which the counselor partners with the individual to help them move away from ambivalence toward change and accomplishing goals. “Motivational interviewing Read More

My Teen is Using Drugs. What Do I Do?
March 21, 2017

My Teen is Using Drugs. What Do I Do?

If you are wondering where your sweet, affectionate, happy pre-teen or teen went and who this resentful, moody, withdrawn person is in your house; you are not alone. Even having Read More

Which Antidepressants are OK for Teens?
March 14, 2017

Which Antidepressant Drugs are OK for Teens?

As we’ve discussed before in our blog on factors that cause teen depression, it can be difficult to separate the normal teenage mood swings from clinical depression. But if you believe Read More

Can You Prevent and Eating Disorder with Your Teen?
March 7, 2017

Can You Prevent Eating Disorders in Teens?

Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia have been a grave concern amongst teens in Alaska for a while now, and the risk continues to increase. When we talk about prevention, Read More

February 28, 2017

How Serious is Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens?

Prescription drug abuse among teens is a growing problem in the US. Unfortunately, kids no longer have to go outside the home to find drugs to get high. The high Read More

February 21, 2017

4 Common Mental Health Disorders

Anyone who is raising or has raised a teenager knows that the adolescent years are full of exhausting ups and downs. It can be hard to keep up with where Read More

February 14, 2017

What is Anorexia and Bulimia in Teens?

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) are a growing problem amongst teens today. In fact, one report says that 1 or 2 out of every 100 Read More