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  • 2019 Eating Disorder Awareness & Screening Week Feb. 25 – March 3

    2019 Eating Disorder Awareness & Screening Week Feb. 25 – March 3

    Let’s get real – eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), Center for Living is helping change the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! But because of stigma and old stereotypes, many people don’t get the support they deserve. 30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown…

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  • How We Approach Family Interventions

    How We Approach Family Interventions

    What is an Intervention? According to Al Anon, an intervention is a deliberate process designed to help another person – a family member, loved one, friend or colleague – recognize and change self-destructive thoughts, feelings or behaviors. The intent is to confront the person in a non-threatening way. It’s an approach that focuses on helping…

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  • 2019 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week   January 22-27th

    2019 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week January 22-27th

    National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in…

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  • On Self Medicating in Adolescence

    On Self Medicating in Adolescence

    Adolescence is one of the most exciting and probably most memorable periods of any person’s life. There’s a reason we only experienced it once! For better or worse, adolescence is the period where people fall in love, often for the first time, when they experience their first sense of being independent and begin to think…

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  • How to Support Your Adolescent Child Through Dual Diagnosis Treatment

    How to Support Your Adolescent Child Through Dual Diagnosis Treatment

    If it will be a few days before your teen heads to treatment, find out as much as you can about the program, including what types of therapies are used, the sorts of recreational and social activities that are available and what a daily routine will look like. Knowing these things ahead of time will…

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  • How Parents Can Help Teenagers with Anxiety 

    How Parents Can Help Teenagers with Anxiety 

    According to the US National Institute of Mental Health, one in three people aged between 13 and 18 have an anxiety disorder.1 There are ways that parents can help their teenagers with their anxiety problems. Recognizing Anxiety in Teenagers Anxiety is a normal sensation that everybody experiences from time to time. It is a reaction…

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