4 stages of addiction

Understanding the 4 Stages of Addiction Your Teen May Experience

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 27, 2022Updated: August 29, 2022Adolescence is often a time of experimentation and boundary-pushing. Sometimes, these normal behaviors can develop into concerning patterns. For instance, teens who start out experimenting with substance use can develop a full-blown substance use disorder. If this…

Social media and self esteem

The Link Between Social Media and Low Self-Esteem

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 23, 2022Updated: August 29, 2022Almost every teen enjoys connecting with peers online, but parents may worry about how social media affects self-esteem. Social media and self-esteem can have a positive or negative relationship, depending on how it’s used and the teen’s…

Most common addictions

Most Common Addictions in the Southern United States

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 21, 2022Updated: August 29, 2022Every community wants to believe their home is a safe place where children can be free to enjoy life. The truth is, problems like addiction are everywhere — from the largest coastal city to the smallest southern…

Rehab education

How Your Teen Can Continue Their Education While in Rehab or Treatment

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 16, 2022Updated: August 29, 2022Substance use disorder, trauma, process addiction, and mental health concerns can damage your teen’s education. By entering a treatment center, your adolescent boy can receive therapeutic support and improve his academics simultaneously.The Foothills at Red Oak Recovery’s…

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Important Facts and Statics About Addiction in Teens in Virginia

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 14, 2022Updated: August 29, 2022Parents in every state experience the heartbreak of watching their children struggle with substance use disorders. Unfortunately, that includes the state of Virginia. If you are concerned about symptoms of substance use disorder in your teen, an…

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5 Fun Teen Therapy Activities for Your Teen

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 29, 2022Updated: August 5, 2022Therapy has a reputation for being a serious, sometimes painful experience that requires clients to go deep into their emotions. While that is sometimes the best approach, therapy can also be fun and playful. Most teen therapy…

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Where to Go to Find the Right Treatment for Your Adolescent

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 27, 2022Updated: August 5, 2022Finding addiction treatment for a teen boy can feel like a complicated process. As a parent or guardian, you want to know they are being nurtured and keeping up with their academics while receiving the treatment they…

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Most Commonly Abused Opioids

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamMedically Reviewed BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: June 27, 2022Updated: June 29, 2022Today, teenagers experiment with opioids at an alarming rate. The United States has spent the last several decades in an opioid crisis. While some young adults might start taking prescription opioids…

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What Are the Goals of Reality Therapy?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamMedically Reviewed BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: June 18, 2022Updated: June 29, 2022Therapy is one of the best tools for addiction recovery and co-occurring issues. Unfortunately, many of today’s teens struggle with fear of failure, ongoing stress, unresolved trauma, and undiagnosed mood disorders…

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How Can Vaping Lead to Addiction?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamMedically Reviewed BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: June 13, 2022Updated: June 29, 2022Today’s ads, vaping pens, and increased flavored cartridges encourage teens to vape rather than smoke cigarettes. The smoking alternative may seem less harmful than cigarettes. However, vaping can have negative side…