Sex Addiction in Teens: Where to go for Help

Sex Addiction in Teens: Where to go for Help

Sex addiction (hypersexuality, compulsive sexual behavior, etc.) is a term used to describe frequent and excessive urges, desires, thoughts, or behaviors that focus on sexual acts or other factors related to sex. Someone with a sex addiction cannot control their thoughts and behaviors. In time, they lead to emotional harm, challenges, and damage to relationships,…

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Common Coping Strategies for Substance Abuse

Coping tools or coping strategies are an essential component of lasting addiction recovery. Achieving recovery from addiction is a multifaceted process that is far more involved than simply stopping drinking or using drugs. For your teen to achieve lasting addiction recovery, it is crucial to learn about why they started using or drinking in the…

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What are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Teens with a mental health condition are more likely to have a drug or alcohol addiction than those who do not experience symptoms of a mental health condition or have a diagnosed mental illness. Unfortunately, most people (teens and adults alike) with a co-occurring disorder do not get treatment for both disorders as part of…

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The 3 Types of Trauma Your Teen Can Experience

As parents, caregivers, or guardians, we place the highest priority on making sure our children are happy, healthy, and thriving. The years they are in our care seem to fly by, and the time we have to provide guidance and support feels quite limited in some cases. Parents try their best to protect their children…

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What Triggers Paranoid Personality Disorder?

Teenagers with paranoid personality disorder suffer from paranoia and an unrelenting mistrust and suspicion of others. These feelings occur even though there is no reason to be suspicious, or nothing has been done to provoke a lack of trust. Those with paranoid personality disorder tend to have significant difficulty maintaining or fostering relationships with family,…

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Will Depression Ever End?

Successful Treatment Options for Your Teen’s Depression Symptoms Depression or major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States (and across the world). Unfortunately, despite its prevalence in people of all ages, depressive disorders are also some of the most misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed conditions. The signs, symptoms, and…

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How To Handle Your Mental Health and the School-Life Balance?

High school, under the best of circumstances, is stressful. This academic year, students of all ages were thrown a curveball in the form of a global health and economic crisis that has changed how education looked for most of the academic year. Moreover, recent events may change how the school looks and functions for years…

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Anger Issues: A Warning Sign?

Feelings of violence or anger acting out can be identified with various hidden challenges, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and other mental health issues. Many people can have underlying challenges with shallow confidence, as well as issues with mistrust. Some people may likewise have a history marked by past sexual, physical, or psychological abuse. There might…

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Take a Chance on Residential Treatment

There are a lot of misconceptions and unwarranted fears that tend to arise when someone says the words residential treatment center. What is residential treatment? How is residential treatment different than inpatient treatment? What do residential treatment centers treat? It is not uncommon for people to relate residential treatment with institutionalization. However, these are two…

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