teen blogs

Our talented teen in rehab Christian shares how he changed

Most of  you have seen Christian and his amazing talents in our newly launched ITV Music Playlist on YouTube.  As a part of his treatment as a teen in rehab Christian has been taking part in music therapy, which he uses to express his emotions. While here at Inspirations he has gotten the opportunity to learn [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:04:43+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Teen Blogs|0 Comments

A teen in rehab shares his feelings about returning home sober

Nick was able to graduate high school while in rehab. As a part of our educational program we asked our teens with impending discharge dates about how they feel about returning home and continuing life sober. We also asked the teens how they felt that have changed since joining our rehab program. Here [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:04:57+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Teen Blogs|0 Comments

A teen in substance abuse recovery reflects on past

Reflecting on one's past actions is a great way to identify what is necessary to create change and also an important part of moving forward. Although most people believe in order to move on you must forget about the past that is not always true. In order to prevent similar events or activities from happening [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:06:24+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Teen Blogs|0 Comments

My Disease a poem from a grateful former teen addict

This touching poem from a client of Inspirations for Youth and Families describes what it is like to have an addiction.This poem explains why this teen was using drugs and also about how they are  grateful to be clean. Told from the perspective of a former teen addict who is grateful for the chance to be someone better and [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:06:31+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Teen Blogs|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

IYF teen blogger writes about why teens use drugs to fill a void

The reasons for using drugs and alcohol often vary depending on the individual and the substances they abused. A very important part of recovery is to understand why you depended on drugs in the first place. At Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF), we pride ourselves on making sure our clients are fully aware of [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:06:56+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Teen Blogs|0 Comments

Teen explains why he and other teens are prone to using drugs

Tyler, is a teen in addiction treatment at Inspirations for Youth and Family, who wrote about why he and other teens are prone to using drugs. There have been studies on the topic of why some kids are more prone to use drugs than others. There can be many factors that contribute to why some teens [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:07:16+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Teen Blogs|0 Comments

Teen in rehab shares why teens gravitate to drugs?

This blog was written by Hunter D, a teen in rehab at Inspirations for Youth and Families who has received drug addiction treatment. Hunter wrote a brief blog explaining why he and other teens gravitate towards drugs. Image source: wisegeek.com Teens may also start using to fit in, thinking it makes them popular [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:07:21+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Teen Blogs|0 Comments