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Chicago Teen Reclaims Life at Inspirations Teen Drug Rehab

"It's the most friendly environment to get treatment in," Jane, an Inspirations teen, said. “Everyone’s so loving and supportive here.” Following a near-death drug overdose, the 17-year-old begged her parents for help. While at Inspirations For Youth, she reclaimed...

Teen shares 3 ways to improve parent-teen relationships

As teens grow and seek independence, many teens and parents may struggle to get along with one another. This can lead to adolescent drug use, acting out and violence at home. Luckily, there are three ways to prevent this. These ways are better communication, more...

Inspirations Teens enjoy Halloween art therapy program

Days before Halloween approached, Inspirations teens took part in a festive art therapy activity. The teens carved and painted their own pumpkin. Some pumpkins were colorful, while others were spooky.  Each teen was excited about how their scary pumpkins turned out....

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...

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...