Back to School Oohs or Ahhs

Certain teens eagerly anticipate the first day of school, but many do not. Untold numbers of young people experience extreme agitation at the very thought of returning to school. This intense stress might not dissipate over time; in fact, it often intensifies as the first semester progresses. According to the Cleveland Clinic, approximately 25 percent of children, ages 13 to 18, struggle with Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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Gratitude AND Desires

The holidays are a confusing time. The religious observances teach us to be grateful for what we have and what others have sacrificed for us. At the same time, we are inundated with advertisements that exalt the value of material goods and push the limits of our financial means. For any one individual to reconcile the seeming polarization of these messages can be difficult. For the family system, these opposing messages can create additional challenges in the form of arguments, feelings of invalidation, and resentment.

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“The Power of And”

At FRC, we work with parents to reframe their experience and employ effective language when talking about their teen’s relapse. Even with the best intent, a parent can unknowingly invalidate their teen’s experience and thus create a missed opportunity for meaningful dialogue.

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The Family Recovery Centers
What We Can Learn From Demi Lovato

Addiction is a horrific, brain-altering disease, which is precisely why permanent recovery is so very difficult to achieve. What’s more, relapse is not uncommon.

The over-riding hope for Demi Lovato is that she gets the help she requires and emerges from this unfortunate experience with regained health and a renewed commitment to her sobriety.

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What Parents Need To Know About Juuling

Many young people perceive smoking cigarettes as a filthy, disgusting habit.  Conversely, many think it is absolutely cool to Juul. Currently, Juuling is a nationwide adolescent attraction due to the product’s economy of size, enticing flavors and most of all, immediate nicotine hit. A single cartridge or pod represents the same amount of nicotine content as in a pack of cigarettes.

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