The teen brain can feel like a mystery. The emotions and behaviors that people experience during the adolescent years are unlike any other time of our lives. Being a teen is hard. The middle school and high school years are
The road to addiction recovery happens one step at a time. When you’re in the depths of addiction, it can feel hopeless. But having spent decades guiding people out of addiction, we know the way and we know that
There’s no smoke and no smell, so what’s the big deal with e-cigs and vaping? Well, more than you may think. At Arbor Place, we’ve spent decades helping people recover from substance abuse. E-cigarettes are a rapidly
How does a person TRULY treat addiction? Movies and pop culture references can make us believe that a person needs to move away to a treatment center in order to get help. We usually see people say goodbye
Everyone experiences sadness. Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes sadness lasts longer or goes deeper than other times. But how do you know if you’re experiencing a normal sadness that you’ll rebound from or battling a real
We all know that the teen years are challenging. Peers may experiment with risky, or illegal, behavior and teens often feel pressured to do things they know they shouldn’t do. But what can parents do about it? Sometimes
Seeing a therapist can be very beneficial for mental and emotional health… …and yet there is still a stigma where we don’t like to admit that we see a therapist. Should it be weird to see a therapist?
Addiction and recovery affect more than just the person abusing substances. Addiction almost always affects the family as well. While it’s taxing to have a family member battling addiction, it is beneficial when family members can be part
Marijuana laws (and how we think about marijuana) are changing rapidly. Many states have now legalized it or lowered the fines and we’re seeing a big shift in how our culture uses, and perceives, marijuana. As an addiction
Are you worried about your teen’s use of alcohol or drugs? Teen use of substances can hurt families, affect school life and lead to other negative life choices. If you’re concerned about negative patterns you’re noticing, here are some steps.