What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder and does your teen have it?

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a  behavioral disorder described as displaying an ongoing pattern of defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior. This disorder begins in early childhood or adolescence. When children exhibit signs of this disorder it is often seen as a "phase." Although it is tiring to deal with a [...]

By | 2017-05-26T14:21:59+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Parenting|0 Comments

The importance of teen addiction education in rehab

Education is the first true indicator that something is going on with your child. As parents, we begin to take notice that our child’s behavior has changed when grades arrive and we see a dramatic drop in their performance, it confirms our suspicions that something is not alright.   The questions arise in our minds, are [...]

By | 2017-03-01T14:25:13+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Parenting|0 Comments

What to do when substance abuse surfaces in your family

Addiction is a nefarious disease that once it has taken root it becomes extremely hard to remove. Whether it is the heroin epidemic or alcohol abuse as a nation we have a problem. The end result is families are left confused on what to do when addiction rears its ugly head in the household. There are many [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:49:16+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

So your teen has a drug addiction now what?

One of your worst nightmares is now a reality - your child is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Most parents in this situation often find themselves at a loss and unsure of what to do next. There are many ways to handle your child’s drug addiction. Here are the best ways to handle your teen’s [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:49:59+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

Top 6 excuses parents use to get their teens into rehab

Getting your teen into rehab can be one of the most stressful ordeals the parents of a teen addict can face. Though many tend to try the intervention route there are others who know their teens and what works best for them. In cases like these parents usually bring teens to our facility with an [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:51:14+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

What is a good age to talk to your child about alcohol abuse?

In honor and with the culmination of Alcohol Awareness month in April, Inspirations for Youth and Families decided to tackle the big question many parents torture themselves about - “What is a good age to talk to your child about alcohol abuse?"  While the subject of alcohol abuse is over shadowed by drug abuse, many [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:33+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

9 ways to help your child suffering from teen depression

Teenagers are known to have a roller coaster of emotions and changes in attitude. The teen years have been associated by clinical experts  as being the hardest time period to be a parent. Depression is a mood disorder causing persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest. Parents who make light of signs that their teens [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:46+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

6 ways to connect with your teen

Keeping a healthy and positive relationship with your teens has become very important and at the same time very difficult to achieve over the last few years. Many families of today have very little daily interaction. Instead they chalk up a majority of “bonding” and communication time through family vacations. The lack of communication between [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:55+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

11 tips to help the teen addict in your life

Addiction is a dangerous disease that is extremely difficult to watch unfold especially when it’s happening to your teen. Many parents of teen addicts tend to feel lost and unsure of what methods to take. Dealing with addicted teens is a sensitive subject that has no definite right or wrong answer because each teen, parent and [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:54:31+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

10 Physical signs of teenage drug addiction

When it comes to addiction the signs can be very hard to pinpoint and are often overlooked for typical adolescent behavior. However, the physical signs of addiction are easier to identify and can be confirmed with a simple drug test. 10 common physical signs of teenage drug addiction: 1. Passing out If your teen loses [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:54:47+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments