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What You Need to Know About Anxiety and Depression

Two of the most commonly used words used when talking about mental health issues are anxiety and depression. Many times either one or both of these diagnoses will come up when a person struggles with mental health issues, behavioral problems, or addiction. Both can be underlying issues contributing to some of the challenges that some […]

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What Are “Natural Consequences” in Behavior Management?

“Responsible behavior is a prerequisite for privacy, choice, and freedom.” -Aaron Huey, Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center Co-Founder Natural consequences for behavior can teach teenagers what to do and what not to do. We strive to teach our kids to make good and healthy choices in life for their own long-term benefit. As parents, we […]

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What Support Is Available for Parents and Families With Kids in Treatment?

Family work is a critical supplement to any recovery treatment program for adolescents and young adults. Parents of kids in treatment for addiction and other behavioral or mental health issues might need guidance for creating a supportive home for their kids. Many of us hope that getting the affected individual in treatment will be enough. […]

Help for the Family: Solutions for Healthy Homes

Addiction and other behavioral issues with one member of the family can impact the entire household. More and more, treatment centers are integrating families into the process of recovery. Family work can make a significant difference in the recovery process for the person who is struggling. When one member of the family struggles with addiction, […]

How to Identify a Gaming Addiction in Your Kids

Video games and other electronics can create issues for our kids since their brains are developing and have a desire for instant gratification. Kids can gravitate toward getting many of their needs met via video games and other screens. Addiction—whether gaming, drugs, alcohol or other behaviors—is often rooted in the need for some type of […]