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Does My Teen Have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)?

These days, behavioural care for teens in Canada and other countries is typically more accessible than it was in the past. It’s a good thing, too, because parents and guardians sometimes need professional help in handling more than just their teens’ physical and mental health. Some mental health conditions observed in younger people have to…

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5 Signs Your Teen Does Not Respect You

The adolescent years are difficult for many parents and guardians to get through without professional teen behavioural care. Fortunately, in Canada and other countries, it’s easy to access care like this, especially these days when puberty begins earlier, and children leave home permanently later than in any previous generation. Parents and guardians these days spend…

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Should I Trust My Teen?

Teen behavioural treatment is often offered professionally in countries like the U.S. and Canada. But professional help is mainly thought of as needed only when mental health conditions are involved. What happens when parents or guardians observe inappropriate behaviours in their teens? After all, parenting involves allowing children to have more freedoms and responsibilities as…

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5 Benefits of Addiction Counselling

Addiction counselling is one of the greatest approaches to drug and alcohol abuse treatment. Individual counselling programs provide people with the safe, effective tools they need to approach emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of addiction. If your teen or a young adult in your life could benefit from addiction counselling, call Venture Academy today. With…

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Get Help for the Signs of Childhood Trauma

Studies show that childhood trauma can have lasting effects into adulthood. Unfortunately, trauma is often misunderstood and mismanaged. For many teens today, childhood trauma can manifest as drug and alcohol use. The best way to help teens struggling with drug and alcohol use or unresolved trauma is a trauma treatment program specifically for teens. If…

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Recognising Anxiety in Teen Girls

Anxiety affects people of all ages. Unfortunately, for teenage girls, anxiety can be debilitating. Social pressure from school, social media, home life, and friends can trigger anxiety. Often, anxiety can point to a deeper issue for teenage girls, such as unprocessed childhood trauma or an untreated mood disorder. Sadly, many teens and their families don’t…

trauma and addiction

How Trauma Impacts Addiction

One or more untreated emotional issues can play a role in developing addictive behaviour. Very often, the underlying issue involves a traumatic experience. While this trauma may have occurred recently, it usually stems from childhood wounds, in which the individual goes on to self-medicate with substances. If your teen needs treatment for trauma-based addiction issues,…