a teen struggles with a panic attack in a busy and crowded school setting

Recovering from Teen Anxiety Attack Symptoms

About one in four teens suffer at least one anxiety attack. Some experience these crippling attacks on a more frequent basis, such as weekly or daily. These feelings and behaviours can cause problems in daily life and, left untreated, only worsen. Over time, teen anxiety affects school, work, earning ability, and even relationships. If anxiety…

troubled teens benefit from a life skills training program

Benefits of Life Skills Training

Lifeskills training provides teens and young adults in treatment with a foundation of valuable knowledge and tools to help them navigate life. With the proper guidance and support, these life skills can be a foundation for building confidence and resilience. Venture Academy understands that building life skills is more than just learning how to cook…

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What Is Lean Drink? Learn the Facts

Lean drink is a type of alcohol-based beverage that has become increasingly popular among teens in recent years. It typically contains a blend of codeine, a strong opiate-based pain reliever, and other sweeteners. While the effects of drinking lean are similar to those of alcohol, its high-opiate content increases the chances of overdose and other…

holistic treatment has helped a teen heal from substance abuse and mental health issues

How Teens Can Heal During Holistic Treatment

Holistic treatment provides teens with a variety of tools to promote healing. These can include physical activities such as yoga, counselling, mindfulness and meditation, nutritional guidance, and creative outlets. By taking part in these activities, teens can learn to better manage their stress and feelings of anxiety or depression, as well as develop a sense…

a teen practices push ups that she learned while in boot camp for behavioural treatment

Boot Camps for Teens – Are They Right for Your Teen?

When parents are considering sending their child away to boot camp, there are a number of alternatives they should consider. Boot camps may be an option for some teens, but for those who are dealing with more complex issues, there may be better ways to address their problems. Venture Academy offers residential programs in Canada…

parents are at odds which makes the whole family have a strained relationship

All About Strained Family Relationships

Teenagers face some of the toughest struggles of any phase in life. They are trying to figure themselves out in an ever-changing world that is oftentimes unforgiving. This can cause a variety of problems at home that can become detrimental to the teen’s mental health. These behavioural issues may cause strained family relationships that can…