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  • teen brain

The Teen Brain: A Users Guide

What's going on in that teen brain? Every so often, you will hear an adult say, "I remember when I was a teen...," and that statement usually is correct before they mention how much the world has changed since they were a teen.  They’re not wrong!  Teens today seem to live in a whole new reality compared to what we, adults, experienced. It feels like their teen brain is lagging behind. But you know what hasn't changed? The feelings of wanting to be alone, the constant anxiety, teen angst, and striving to meet every single expectation of friends and family. (Yes, Mom, they want to please you!) You and I both know how it felt to be a teen. It's even harder as a parent [Read more...]

  • substance abuse

Substance Abuse and Addiction: How to Help

More than 22 million adults in the United States have struggled with substance abuse or addiction.  The numbers continue to grow while communities are drifting further apart. Now more than ever, it’s time to ban together in support with friends, families, and neighbors to address this pervasive, manipulative battle.  Those who struggle with substance abuse and addiction, and their families, deserve proper education, support, and guidance as they navigate this debilitating disease. Plus, fantastic support makes a world of difference in the overall outcome.  What causes Addiction Issues? Frankly, anyone can fall victim to substance abuse and addiction. From simply falling into the wrong crowd of friends to self-medicating due to a mental illness, substances may be a cover for the user not to feel [Read more...]