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Cutting and Self-Harm: Symptoms and Prevention

A 2014 study from the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) reports that nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is most commonly found among adolescents and young adults. Many teenagers begin self-harm at the ages of 13 or 14. Self-harm is in relation to hurting or injuring oneself through various means such as cutting, hitting, bruising, or breaking. […]

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The Truth About Teenage Addiction: Statistics Infographic

Teenagers have more addictive substances available to them than even 10 years ago. No longer are parents only worried about protecting their children from the traditional substances they grew up around. While teens still abuse alcohol and drugs, a new terror has also entered into society and is starting to become a social norm. 2020 […]

The Power of the Mountains

The recovery process at Fire Mountain is an intricate and ever-evolving practice. The teens who enter into treatment with us receive a well-structured clinical treatment plan with group, family, and individual therapy built into their schedules. However, recovery is not just learning to work through ones issues in therapy, it is also learning to replace […]

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Signs, Symptoms, & Causes of Teen Depression & Suicide

What is teenage depression? Teen depression is a mental health disorder found in youths ages 12-17. It is an overwhelming feeling of sadness and solitude that can cause further adverse feelings and actions. Are you concerned that your teenager is acting differently? Maybe their moods have changed or their actions differ than how they were […]

Acudetox and What it Does for Teens in Recovery

What is Acudetox? Acudetox is the application of up to five fine-gauge, sterilized, one-time use stainless steel needles just under the skin at designated points in each ear. The needles then remain in the ear for roughly 30-45 minutes. How Does it Assist with Recovery? The procedure functions as an adjunct within a comprehensive treatment […]