sober holidays

Staying Sober on Cinco de Mayo

Making the decision to be sober can be one of the most fulfilling promises individuals can make to themselves and their family when struggling with alcohol addiction. Finding sober activities is a way to support that sobriety. Finding sober activities that dissuade teen drinking can be a challenge anytime, but during the holidays, there may…

a teen struggles with video game addiction

Recognizing Signs of Video Game Addiction

No one knows precisely what addictive quality there is in gaming. However, some theories suggest that completing a game releases dopamine that improves mood and provides an energy rush. It is the same neurotransmitter that occurs in other addictive behaviours. If your teen has an obsessive preoccupation with gaming, you may have reason to be…

Teen Attending Addiction Recovery

Importance of Boundaries In Your Teen’s Addiction Recovery

Boundaries are essential to your teen’s recovery. Substance use disorders are challenging, especially when they hit at such a young age. Despite that, with the right boundaries and support, your teen can overcome their negative issues. As a parent, you are responsible for creating a space conducive to addiction recovery. Addiction recovery boundaries are essential…

Father Encouraging Son To Seek Addiction Treatment

Helping to Engage a Resistant Teen in Addiction Treatment

Regardless of what your teen is struggling with, there are times when treatment might be essential to helping them recover. If they’re struggling with an addiction, they may not yet realize the impact they’re having on others or themselves. Whether your teen is addicted to gaming, drugs, alcohol, or other substances or actions, it’s essential…