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How Can I Build Resiliency in My Teenager?

As parents, we want to help our teens learn the best ways to cope with life’s ups and downs. Everyone will face uncertainty, sadness, disappointment, and loss at some point in life. When teenagers experience many of these issues for the first time, they may not be equipped to cope or move past them without […]

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Being a Lifelong Member of the Bear Tribe

lthough you may have completed your treatment, you are still a member of the Bear Tribe. Others in recovery may look up to you as a role model for success. You might be surprised by who you may be an inspiration to! You might not realize who is looking up to you or following your […]

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How Can Healthy Nutrition Help with Healing From Addiction?

Healing and recovery from addiction involve more than dealing with our mental health and emotional states. Recovery is about finding healthier ways of living and making better choices for our all-around health. If addiction to drugs and alcohol have damaged our bodies and minds by putting harmful substances inside ourselves, then consuming healthy foods can […]

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Celebrating Small Wins: The Power of the Daily Victory

When facing problematic issues with our kids, like teenage depression, we may feel like we want solutions immediately. We may have the desire to want the problems to go away and want a quick-fix solution to these issues. While wanting problems of troubled adolescents to go away quickly is understandable, we may be neglecting to […]

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Is This a Crisis or Are You Being Manipulated?

Parents of troubled teens may feel as though their teen is using extreme behaviors or going into “crisis mode” as a means of manipulation. They may feel frustrated and not want to “give in” to their teen’s behavior by giving their teen the desired attention or object. Many parents are afraid of reinforcing crisis behavior […]