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3 Ways to Help Your Teen Manage Their Mental Health

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 16, 2020Updated: January 29, 2021During the teenage years, children learn a lot. However, they also face many challenges that can expose them to mental health issues, such as substance use disorders. Parents should monitor their children to provide the necessary assistance…

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How to Talk to Your Son About Safe Social Media Use

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 9, 2020Updated: January 29, 2021While social media can help your kids connect and interact with friends and relatives, it comes with potential threats. Watch out for anxiety due to unrealistic comparison with others, privacy issues, social isolation, distraction, and indecent content…

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Is Vaping a Gateway Drug?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: November 24, 2020Updated: December 22, 2021Many teens and adults in America are increasingly vaping. Advertisers of vape pens (e-cigarettes) claim that it is a safer alternative to smoking marijuana and nicotine, but Foothills at Red Oak Recovery…

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How Can DBT Help Your Teen in Addiction Treatment

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 21, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021Dialectical behavior therapy, also known as DBT, is among the most comprehensive talk therapy options for treating substance use disorders and mental health conditions. It can be the last resort where other treatment options fail to produce…

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3 Ways to Practice Active Listening with Your Teen

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 18, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021You listen to your teenager all the time. However, do you ever put your active listening skills to use while doing so? It is essential to tune into what adolescents are attempting to communicate. Listening to what…

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What Is Situational Depression in Teens?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 9, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021Depression affects millions of people in the US. Similarly, teens can suffer situational depression due to traumatic events or significant changes in their lives. Fortunately, teens struggling with this mental disorder can get help from an adolescent…

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5 Signs of Seasonal Depression in Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 3, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021If your child experiences depression at the same time each year, they may be suffering from seasonal depression. This condition is a common disorder affecting many teens due to different circumstances. However, if you suspect your child…

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Does My Son Need Gender-Specific Treatment?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 18, 2020Updated: November 24, 2020Teenage boys have a lot to contend with growing up. Sometimes things get serious for them, and they find themselves struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. At a time like this, you might wonder, does…

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5 Signs of Disordered Eating in Adolescents

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 22, 2020Updated: August 30, 2020Good food is one of the joys of life. But not for everyone. Disordered eating impacts millions of people across the United States. Eating disorders consist of abnormal and unhealthy eating habits and attitudes. In many cases,…