Anxiety and depression are on the rise in the adolescent population, which often leads to increased substance use and escalating suicide rates. Certainly, the question posed by parents is “why?” We believe that this one-word question has a three-part answer.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
More and more teens are experiencing anxiety about school – often leading to school refusal. On the outside, this school-refusing behavior often fuels several misperceptions about what these highly-anxious teens are thinking and feeling.Read More
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.Read More
Why would children, with their entire lives ahead of them, intentionally elect to end it all? There is no one clear answer. Professionals speculate the cause can be anything from clinical depression or hopelessness to a personal loss or traumatic event.Read More
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.Read More