Substance Use Disorder IOP For Teens in Phoenix

The Substance Abuse IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) at Doorways is a group therapy program for teens ages 13-17 who are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. The program will take place at our teen counseling clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

7 Signs Your Teen Needs Professional Counseling

As parents of teens, sometimes it is hard to determine what could be a sign of a serious problem and what is a normal part of growing up. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a nationwide survey of students in grades 9 – 12 found that 16% of students reported considering suicide,… Continue reading 7 Signs Your Teen Needs Professional Counseling

Keep Your Teen Sober This Summer

Summer is just around the corner and many parents worry about what they are going to do with their teenager to keep them out of trouble in the summer. Adolescence in and of itself comes with a greater likelihood of alcohol use, but there are some factors that increase the risk of a teen abusing… Continue reading Keep Your Teen Sober This Summer

10 Parenting Tips for Raising a Healthy Teen

Here’s some great advice for raising a healthy, happy teen, from Muir Wood: Be an engaged and hands-on parent to your kids. Discuss your family values and expectations about alcohol and substance use. Empower your children with facts to make good choices. Ensure they know the effects of alcohol and drugs on brain development, the… Continue reading 10 Parenting Tips for Raising a Healthy Teen

Do You Know the Drugs of This Generation? Part 2

When it comes to helping teens avoid illicit drugs, while knowledge is power for parents, not knowing can be dangerous for your teen.  As part of National Drug Facts Week, parents can test their drug IQ by taking the 2014 National Drug IQ Challenge and then read on to learn more about the drugs that belong… Continue reading Do You Know the Drugs of This Generation? Part 2

Do You Know the Drugs of This Generation? Part 1

Each generation of teenagers has their own music, their own heroes, and unfortunately, their own drugs.  This can put parents at a disadvantage.  Today’s parents might be familiar with the drugs of their day like cocaine, marijuana, and heroin.  But would they know that the topics was drugs if they overheard their teenager talking to… Continue reading Do You Know the Drugs of This Generation? Part 1

Benefits of Family Counseling

When one person in a family unit is struggling, the entire family suffers, and it can be difficult to make real changes unless the family is working together.  This is the foundation on which family counseling is built.  Families can seek this kind of counseling for a variety of reasons and it can be very… Continue reading Benefits of Family Counseling

How to Tell if Your Teenager Needs Therapy

One of the hardest things for any parent to admit is that their child has a problem that they are not equipped to help them solve.  After years of checking for monsters, bandaging boo-boos, and helping with homework, it can be difficult, overwhelming, and even scary to acknowledge that your child has a mental health… Continue reading How to Tell if Your Teenager Needs Therapy

5 Signs Your Teen is Using Drugs

If there is one thing that happens in all teens it’s that once in awhile they can be moody and rebellious and it can feel like their personality is shifting from one person to another.  This can make if difficult for parents to see the signs that something is wrong.  But many teenagers who are struggling with… Continue reading 5 Signs Your Teen is Using Drugs

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About PTSD

  1.     It Isn’t Just for Veterans While much of the press coverage about PTSD relates to veterans of various wars, anyone who experiences a traumatic event can suffer from PTSD.  Knowing the signs and seeking help are the most important things parents can do to help if they believe their teenager is dealing with… Continue reading 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About PTSD

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