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5 Ways to Help Your Loved One Manage Their Mental Health

Watching loved ones live with emotional pain is a painful experience. Often, they exist under the fierce hold of mental health challenges, which sometimes leads to substance abuse. We desperately want to help but might not know how to do so. It helps to understand the principles of mental health management. Applying those principles, though,…

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3 Ways the Environment Can Impact Adolescent Mental Health

Your child is hurting, and you will do anything to help them. But it’s hard to understand their feelings and what drives them – family structure? Genetics? Relationships? Doctors increasingly recognize the role of the environment in adolescent mental health. Some elements of our environment aren’t within our control. But others may be. Therefore, it’s…

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Top Common Co-Occurring Issues in Adolescents

Co-occurring disorders, or the simultaneous existence of drug abuse and mental health issues, are common across the United States. The prevalence of co-occurring problems among adolescents is much higher. The majority of youths with substance use disorders also battle mental illness. Addressing co-occurring issues requires spending time in an accredited co-occurring disorder treatment program. These…

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Childhood Trauma and Substance Abuse

Several studies reveal that there is a link between childhood trauma and substance use. Unfortunately, childhood trauma can impact your life into adulthood, resulting in substance use disorders. If you’ve battled childhood trauma and now have an addiction, you’re not alone. Millions of teens and children have experienced these events. Contact our North Carolina adolescent…