Don’t lose hope: With the Right Support, Your Adolescent Can Overcome Addiction

Don’t lose hope: With the Right Support, Your Adolescent Can Overcome Addiction

There is no magic formula for overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Yet, sustained sobriety is achievable for anyone who is committed to making change – with the appropriate support. During this National Recovery month, we celebrate those who are in recovery from a substance use disorder and the community of family, friends and professionals who support them.

Tips for Teens: Strategies to Help you Build Better Self-Regulation Skills

Tips for Teens: Strategies to Help you Build Better Self-Regulation Skills

When your emotions overwhelm you and you have trouble self-regulating, it may disrupt your learning, relationships and get in the way of the goals you set for yourself. But you can build your self-regulation skills and put strategies in place that will help you cope with intense emotions without feeling compelled to react in extreme or inappropriate ways.

Help your adolescent or teen establish a summer routine

Help your adolescent or teen establish a summer routine

Adolescents and teens need routines for the sake of their mental and physical health. During the summer, these can be difficult to maintain. Hours of unstructured time, can leave young people feeling lethargic, untethered, anxious and depressed. Consider working with your teen to build a summer schedule that allows for downtime but also provides a routine that helps them feel healthy, active and secure.