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3 Tips on How to Prevent Your Teen From Self Medicating

Teens with mental health issues tend to self-medicate to handle their own problems. Too many young people are making a bad situation worse by using drugs in a misguided effort to relieve their symptoms of depression, anxiety, etc," said John P. Walters, Director,...

Family Therapy Sessions Helped Teen Overcome Anger

“I used to get angry at the smallest things… but since I’ve been here, I’ve learned to appreciate things a little bit more. I would rather be happy than angry all the time,” Ryan, an Inspirations Alumnus, said. As a result of many arguments at home and abusing...

3 Simple Ways to Support Your Post-Rehab Teen

Your teen has just finished their time in rehab and a whole new world lies ahead. Walking out the door isn't the end of the journey, however. The moment rehab ends is the moment your role becomes of the utmost importance. You are the guidepost. You are the support...

Former Teen Addict Becomes Successful Photographer After Rehab

“If I didn’t go to Inspirations, I would honestly be dead right now,” said Monica S., an Inspirations Alumna. While battling an addiction to prescription pills, Monica, a Canadian native, got caught up with the wrong crowd and began to sell drugs. Nearly 6 years ago,...

Parents Should Know The Dangers of Underage Drinking

Have you allowed your teen to drink a little wine or beer with you before? Underage drinking has become a rite of passage in many families. Some parents drink alcoholic beverages with their children from time to time, regardless if they are underage or not. But...

What to do if Your Teen Relapses

After spending time sober, some teens find themselves relapsing because of failure to cope with issues properly. Relapses after rehab may leave your child feeling disappointed, scared and nervous about their future. It is important to reassure your child that their...

3 Popular Influences of Teen Drug Abuse

The teenage years are usually a time when teens are finding themselves and learning about their place in society.  While transitioning to adulthood can be exciting, there are hidden dangers that can negatively influence your child’s future. Teen drug abuse can begin...

Teen Graduates High School in Rehab

“When I was using drugs, I wasn’t using my full potential,” Madison said. “Now that I’m sober, I can focus and get my life back on track.” During most teens’ senior year of high school, they are working towards obtaining their diploma and applying to college. As a...

Recovering Teen Addict Finds Key to Sobriety at Teen Rehab

“I believe that I have the key to sobriety now,” Kage, an Inspirations teen, said. “I just need to put it in action.” After receiving treatment at two different teen rehabs, Kage finally began to turn his life around at Inspirations For Youth. He expressed that the...

How to Help Your Teen Stay Sober during the Holidays

The holidays are usually a joyful time of fellowship and bonding with family and loved ones. But for recovering teen addicts, the holidays may bring up unpleasant memories and opportunities to reconnect with bad influences. If your recovering teen is showing signs of...