Do you get annoyed when parents, teachers or other adults tell you that you look bored when you’re on your smartphone? The truth is, you’re not bored at all because you’re texting with friends, maintaining your social media accounts, watching videos or doing something else that they may not understand. Here’s the thing. If you’re […]Read more
Sherlock Holmes has many impressive traits, but self-awareness isn’t one of them. As Dr. Tasha Eurich points out on Read It Forward, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic super-sleuth is “brutish, rude, and arrogant. And because he can’t understand the way his self-aggrandizement comes off to the people around him, he is virtually alone in the […]Read more
Poet Emily Dickinson once wrote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tunes without the words, and never stops at all.” Her words notwithstanding, hope is a concept that is difficult to describe or categorize. However, health care professionals and patient advocates often stress that the presence of […]Read more
It’s true that teenagers decide to enter a substance use treatment facility for different reasons. Some make a deal with their families in exchange for a future reward; others may simply realize that they need to change their ways. But some of the adolescents who enter rehab probably may do so because of the influence […]Read more
Sure, there are plenty of ways that parents can help their teens who are dealing with substance misuse challenges. Parents can assist in practical ways like transporting teens to treatment sessions or paying for inpatient rehab programs, and they can provide emotional support through consistent encouragement and unconditional love. Unfortunately for parents, there are some […]Read more
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