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Teen entrusts cell phone with addiction treatment therapist

A cell phone is often a teen's most prized possession. Michael B., an Inspirations alum, would agree. He loves using his cell phone for many purposes, especially sharing pictures and videos on Snapchat.  Watch teen and his addiction treatment therapist safeguard his...

Educating Youth On Substance Abuse Before Addiction

If you’re struggling on how to talk to your teen about substance abuse don't fret. You’re not alone. A federal report in 2016 estimates that one in seven Americans will face a substance addiction disorder in their lifetime. Furthermore, this study also indicates an...

The Cold Hard Facts about Drug Addiction Recovery

The teens at Inspirations for Youth and Families discovered the cold hard facts about drug addiction recovery from national recovery advocate Jordan Meyers. Inspirations' teens learned valuable lessons from Jordan who recounted his past drug abuse history. Jordan's...

Son’s Drug Rehab Treatment Transformation stuns Mom

  It's very hard to recognize the before and after pictures of Demetrio (above), an Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF) teen drug rehab success story. After several unsuccessful stints at other adolescent drug rehab treatment centers, Demetrio's mom, Ania,...

How To Maintain A Drug Free School

As the drug crisis continues to take thousands of lives each month, school officials must ensure that it does not affect their students. It is vital that guidance counselors and principals protect their students from the life-threatening dangers of drug abuse. The two...

Teens sign on to Drug Addiction Art Therapy Project

  Before Karen Corcoran Walsh was a lightning rod in the teen recovery profession as the owner of Inspirations for Youth and Families - the premier teen addiction treatment center - she was a school teacher. Karen is living proof that you can't take the school...

Does Tough Love work in Teen Addiction Treatment?

Karen Corcoran Walsh panelist on Addiction 911 - Does Tough Love Work in Teen Addiction Treatment? Karen Corcoran Walsh was a featured panelist on the Addiction 911 Facebook Live show. Corcoran Walsh appeared on the episode Tough Love: Does it Really Help the...

Reaching teens with drug addiction at Warped Tour

The Warped Tour is a traveling rock festival that has attracted thousands of concertgoers, for decades. This year,  Inspirations For Youth and Families is utilizing the tour for reaching teens with drug addiction. We have taken part on the tour to ensure that teens...

Out of state rehab teen strives to stay sober

  “Inspirations is definitely the most fun rehab I’ve been to because they really put a lot of emphasis on learning to have fun in recovery.” Grace Kendall, an out-of-state rehab teen, said “Especially at a teenage rehab it’s important because a lot of kids would...

Inspirations teen in rehab graduates high school

Olivia W. had never thought what she accomplished would be possible, but she worked extremely hard and, as a result, she officially graduated from high school while in rehab.  Here's a heartwarming story of an Inspirations teen in rehab who graduates high school....

Inspirations launches Music Tour Outreach Program

Inspirations for Youth and Families annouces Substance Abuse Mental Health Outreach Program for famed Punk-Rock Van Warped Tour '17. Inspirations for Youth and Family teen rehab has announced that they will be embedded with the 2017 Vans Warped Tour - a traveling rock...

From Teen Substance Abuse Rehab to Rock Star

An amazing story about a teen, who beat the odds by joining a rock band right after a successful stay at a substance abuse rehab and now is on the road to sober stardom. "Change is hard, although for some it may seem easy. If you're addicted to crack, stay out of...

Boss replaces stolen bike for teen in recovery

Inspirations have helped numerous teens overcome drug abuse and start a healthy addiction recovery journey. Every so often we have a teen who returns to give their thanks and spread their knowledge with teens who are in a place they once were. Spencer came to...