teen addict

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

Drug and street terms you may want to know: Crank

Drug and street term: Crank To better inform everyone, we had a round table discussion with teens from Inspirations for Youth and Families about drug and street terms everyone may want to know. The definition below is based on collective information gathered from teens within our rehab and online research. Crank (n.) (krangk) - A [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:54:15+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Drug and Street Terms|0 Comments

10 common behavioral signs of teen addicts

The signs of addiction are very hard to identify and often misread. There is no perfect way of identifying whether your loved one is an addict but these behavioral signs can help to identify if they may need help for addiction. 10 common behavioral signs of teen addicts: 1. Chronic depression Teens exhibiting chronic signs [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:54:51+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

Inspirations teen shares her road to addiction recovery story

Madison and Educational Director Denise Achee My Road to Addiction Recovery By: Madison S. So let me guess, you are between the ages fourteen and eighteen. You hate your life, yourself, and most of all you hate your parents. Oh, and you are fine. There is no problem with yourself and your actions, [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:54:58+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Testimonials|0 Comments

How recreational therapy can help teens in addiction recovery

Kickball is a great form of recreational therapy. During recovery another great way to overcome addiction is to establish new and positive activities. Recreational therapy has been known to provide those in recovery with the necessary tools to cope with their addiction. There are a wide range of possible hobbies to engage those in [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:56:21+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Recreational Therapy|0 Comments

Does being a parent of the teen addict mean you are a failure?

Being a parent to a child who suffers from addiction is hard and often leaves you asking is it my fault? Am I a failure? As a parent it’s easy to internalize and blame yourself for what may be happening to your teen but this is not your fault! These tips will help you and [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:56:37+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

7 signs your teen may be an addict

Teens addicted to drugs and alcohol exhibit subtle behaviors which become tell tale signs that they are addicts. If you suspect your teen may have a problem monitor these signs below closely. 7 signs of teen addiction: Acting secretive Teens abusing drugs often know that what they are doing is detrimental to their health and well [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:56:46+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

Person in recovery speaks to Inspirations teens in rehab

Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF) invited a person in recovery and former client of its sister rehab The Cove Center for Recovery to share her story of drug abuse and recovery experiences with our teen girls. Maya who is nineteen years old volunteered to speak to the teens at Inspirations because of their closeness [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:57:31+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Guest Speakers|0 Comments

Teen in rehab shares the most important thing he learned

Our teen drug and alcohol recovery program at Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF) strives to help our clients overcome their addiction and also to continue living in sobriety after leaving treatment. Coping skills are a huge part of living a sober life. We teach various techniques and skills our clients can use throughout their lives. IYF [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:06:40+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Teen Blogs|0 Comments

Former teen addict says thanks to Inspirations

A former teen addict says thank you to Inspirations staff: "The people here changed my life and I couldn’t be more thankful. Just having people here with an open ear listening to me, from the counselors who took the time to pull me aside and talk to me when I was crying, when I didn’t know [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:06:44+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Teen testimonial quotes|0 Comments