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What Every Parent Should Know About Synthetic Cannabinoids

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You may have heard this line before if you’re the parent of a teen or young adult who’s experimenting with drugs, “it’s natural, it’s from a plant ..” Spice is a synthetic cannabinoid, sprayed on dried, shredded plant material and then smoked, vaporized and inhaled or brewed as a tea. […]

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4 Ways to Find a Therapist for My Teen

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We are in the middle of a pandemic, and the mental health of teens, young adults, and all adults is plummeting. You are not alone if you are searching for a therapist for your tween or teen and how do you find a therapist for your teen? […]

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Tips to Vet “The Best” Therapeutic Boarding Schools in the US

The goal of this website is to give you the facts you need about teen treatment and young adult assessment, treatment or transition programs … With this information you can find out which is the best therapeutic boarding school in the country for your child. […]

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Fentanyl

Parents need to be informed that fentanyl, an incredibly potent and lethal drug, has made its way into high school hallways and suburban parties. Having the facts and talking frankly and directly with your child about fentanyl is no longer an option, it may save their life. […]

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Signs Your Teen May Be Using Drugs

If there’s a nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach, a feeling that something’s just not right with your teenage son or daughter, you’re smart to pay attention and try to learn what might be going on. How do you know if it’s just teenage ‘stuff’ or something more serious like drugs or alcohol? […]

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Why Boarding School is a Good COVID-19 Option

With so much uncertainty right now, is it possible that those “dreams” of sitting together in the cafeteria, joining social groups, attending get-togethers, meeting students from all over the country and the world, and simply hanging out can happen on a boarding school campus? The answer is yes. […]

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9 Outdated Half-Truths About the Troubled Teen Industry

The “troubled teen industry” is vast, and like all industries there are some shady characters and practices from the past, and even the present. Here are two key pieces that I want anyone reading this blog or visiting this website to understand: NOT ALL TREATMENT PROGRAMS ARE THE SAME, NOR DO ALL PROGRAMS BELONG IN […]

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10 Things Young Adults Don’t Expect from Wilderness Therapy

Many young adults think they know what “wilderness” will be – they might expect to gain some insight about themselves and experience personal growth. However, upon beginning their journey, they are pleased to find surprises that further enrich their experience and prepares them for adulthood. […]

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College or Gap Year? How COVID-19 is Reshaping the Fall 2020 Semester

What if college does not start this fall? What does online college for freshmen look like? Is this going to be an academic gap semester? What are the options for young people to have college classes AND get out of their homes and utilize this moment? […]

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