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The Positive Effects of Exercise on Your Mental Health

The Positive Effects of Exercise on Your Mental Health

By George Livengood – Program Director, Canon House Do you remember moping around the house as a kid and mom saying, “Go outside and play!”? Mom was onto something.  There are numerous studies that indicate exercise is helpful in reducing depression.  There is no one identifiable...

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10 Ways to Cope with Stress in High School

By Ani Thomson, MFTi, Woodland Hills, PHP/IOP It’s normal for teens to experience symptoms of anxiety, especially when it comes to school. There is usually pressure to succeed, to get good grades, and to fit in with their peers. All of these pressures can lead to an internal worry that...

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Using Meditation to Break the Bonds of Teen Addiction

Using Meditation to Break the Bonds of Teen Addiction

Overcoming an addiction can seem like a scary and difficult process if you don’t have the right tools by your side. While a willingness to change is always the first step, you need to understand the nature of addiction in order to avoid making the same mistakes time and time...

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How CBT Can Help with Mood Disorders

How CBT Can Help with Mood Disorders

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 percent of Americans report symptoms that are in keeping with diagnosis requirements for clinical depression. Depression in individuals with substance abuse is even more prevalent, and cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): An Introduction

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): An Introduction

Founded on the concept that negative thoughts generate negative feelings about the self and reality, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most popular type of psychotherapy used by therapists who treat patients with substance abuse problems. Addiction counselors specializing in...

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How Teen Rehab Incorporates Education into Treatment Plans

How Teen Rehab Incorporates Education into Treatment Plans

Discovering that your teenage child has a problem with drugs or alcohol is devastating. As a parent, you want your son or daughter to be healthy, happy and safe, and substance abuse threatens all three. Although no single treatment program is right for each individual, says the...

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How Prescribed Opiate are Increasing Heroin Use Among Teens

How Prescribed Opiate are Increasing Heroin Use Among Teens

The abuse of drugs and the development of an addiction can be very complicated. In some cases, an addiction can develop accidentally when an individual begins using a substance for a legitimate medical reason. In other situations, a teenager may try using a prescription medication out...

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