What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Teens?

Teen drug abuse is a widespread problem throughout our country. In fact, over 42% of Canadian teens reported illicit substance use of some type within the last year. Also, over 200,000 Canadian students admitted to being offered drugs. Consequently, parents of troubled teens are increasingly searching for trustworthy addiction treatment programs. For example, cognitive behavioural…


Holistic Approach to Behaviour Treatment for Teens

When teens struggle with drug or alcohol abuse, it’s rarely a standalone issue. More commonly, substance abuse goes along with behavioural problems like anger, lying, poor academic performance or violence. Treating substance abuse alone is not recommended for a lasting recovery. Instead, a holistic approach can be a more efficient way to help teens and…


Defining Substance Abuse: Is My Teen at Risk?

Despite a recent plunge in teen illicit substance abuse, it’s still a significant issue plaguing the young people of our country. Additionally, prescription drug abuse in this age group has increased recently. Also, underage drinking and subsequent alcohol addiction is a common problem among teens and young adults. Defining substance abuse can appear tricky to…


Understanding Different Types of Mental Illness in Teens

Different types of mental illness plague teens from all across Canada and throughout the world. Living as a teen is hard enough, but mental health disorders like general anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can further complicate teens’ lives. Understanding these disorders can identify why getting the right behaviour treatment is so important. Growing…

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Venture Academy

Help for troubled teens in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa. We provide behaviour treatment for youth struggling with anxiety, depression, making poor choices, ADHD, problems with peers and school. Our program is Canada’s longest running most successful direct access treatment program for troubled teens in Canada. Read Additional Articles Family meals provide calm during stormy teen…

The Argument Against Teen Boot Camp

Top 5 Reasons to Say “Yes” to Help for Troubled Teens Canada and “No” to Boot Camp for Teens in Canada

1. Venture Academy for troubled teens provides intensive, ongoing clinical therapy focused on providing long-lasting results and permanent behavioural changes. We are not a boot camp for teens in Canada offering parents a quick – but temporary – fix. 2. At boot camp for teens, troubled teens live in a group-style living environment surrounding by teens with…