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If you are wondering where your sweet, affectionate, happy pre-teen or teen went and who this resentful, moody, withdrawn person is in your house; you are not alone.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