Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Naples, Florida


Naples, located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida is called the crown jewel of Southwest Florida. It is known for its world class shopping, dining and abundant, challenging golf courses. However this city of fun and sun is by no means immune from one of the most urgent problems of the nation, namely, teen drug addiction.

For some times now, the residents of Florida's West Coast like the residents of Collier County have had a need for a well run, certified and licensed local adolescent substance abuse treatment and family therapy. In response to this need, Inspirations Teen Rehab - Naples, a specialized drug and alcohol treatment facility for adolescentes ages 12 to 18, will offer residential and outpatient program for local residents and surrounding areas. Inspirations Naples is ready to provide short term or long term teen Residential addiction treatment program to families struggling with the chaos of addiction. Inspirations Teen Rehab in Naples is ready to provide it’s nationally renowned approach in working with teens and families incorporating the Naples community and outdoor activities native to Florida's tropical landscape. As such, Inspirations Teen Rehab - Naples will take advantage of the available local activities such as snorkeling, boating, rafting, air boating and wildlife eco-tours and use them as a tool in addiction treatment therapy programs geared toward teaching teens trust, responsibility, team play and living life the healthy way without drugs and alcohol. These are just a few opportunities for teens to blend daily healthy life choices with intense individual addiction treatment therapy and family therapeutic workshops to achieve life skills required for a complete and lasting treatment from addiction.

Teens who come to Inspirations are troubled, confused and frightened. The defiance, anger, and rebelliousness reflect their confusion and fear. The first step in saving a child from a self-destructive path of academic failure, dangerous drug and alcohol experimentation, and even brushes with police is to realize you teen needs professional help. Inspirations Teen Rehab Residential treatment programs such as our teen behavior therapeutic programs along with our educational program are designed to take teens of the immediate environment where peer pressure and other negative influences might interfere with the therapeutic process. Many of the teens who come to Inspirations Teen Rehab in Naples, FL have the primary need of individualized attention, and professional intervention offered by our behavioral therapeutical addiction treatment programs.

At Inspirations Teen Rehab in Naples, teens who have depression, or other complicating issues can receive the attention that is required to their specific needs. One of the greatest problems facing these teens is that they easily get "lost in the crowd." Bright, capable kids might be written off as "difficult" or "defiant" and end up lost in the public school system or in traditional private schools. Inspirations offer specialized therapeutic behavioral and educational programs for teens in small class sizes, teachers and specialists who understand teens' particular struggles, and uniquely impacting environments for teens who easily fall through the cracks in the home environment.

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The Ecstasy Fact Card: Are We Saying It’s Ok To Use Illegal Drugs?


Every parent wants to protect their child from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. It has become increasingly difficult to control the places our teens go and the people they socialize with, so some people have taken on a different approach.

Los Angeles County Supervisor, Michael D. Antonovich, is criticizing a county Public Health Department flier warning rave attendees about the dangers of Ecstasy, and has asked the agency to stop distribution. The flier was intended to be handed out at large-scale rave dance parties in the city of Los Angeles. The flier explains the effects of Ecstasy overdose and "how to minimize potential harms," including warnings that taking Ecstasy with other substances, especially alcohol, can increase risks. The flier also advises to "aim low" in dose and frequency, because "Ecstasy risks increase with larger doses." The flier also advises rave attendees to not drive, to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks. It also advises that people "stay away" from Ecstasy, saying that "the only way to completely avoid the risks is to avoid the drug." In a statement, Antonovich stated, “Counseling young people on the use of the illegal drug Ecstasy is stupid and contrary to Los Angeles County's zero-tolerance policy on drugs.”

So, the question here is if this Ecstasy card is actually providing information on how to stay safe or giving the green light on taking illegal substances? The controversy is if acknowledging the use of ecstasy will cause teenagers to feel that drugs and raves have been accepted as part of their culture or will it actually help protect them. Most adverse events associated with the consumption of Ecstasy can be avoided or mitigated by taking common-sense steps, many of which are detailed on the fact card. Warnings about the dangers of Ecstasy appear often, including, "Most medical emergencies or deaths are from heart problems or complications from hyperthermia (increased body temperature) and hyponatremia (electrolyte imbalance from drinking too much water too fast)."Hyponatremia is a real concern. Encouraging people who consume Ecstasy to stay hydrated is vital, but it's equally important to emphasize the risks of drinking too much water too quickly. Any parent could see that it may actually provide insight and strike fear, in many cases preventing teenagers of getting involved with the substance.

According to a statement released by the county Department of Public Health, officials said the flier was intended to address the harmful effects of Ecstasy and provide potentially life-saving information to rave attendees who choose to use the illegal drug despite its consequences. The card was developed out of recommendations of a rave safety task force convened by the county Board of Supervisors.

So the question here is if this ecstasy card is actually providing information on how to stay safe or giving the green light on taking illegal substances? The controversy is if acknowledging the use of ecstasy will cause teenagers to feel that drugs and raves have been accepted as part of their culture or will it actually help protect them. Most adverse events associated with the consumption of Ecstasy can be avoided or mitigated by taking common-sense steps, many of which are detailed on the fact card. Warnings about the dangers of Ecstasy appear often, including, "Most medical emergencies or deaths are from heart problems or complications from hyperthermia (increased body temperature) and hyponatremia (electrolyte imbalance from drinking too much water too fast)."Hyponatremia is a real concern. Encouraging people who consume Ecstasy to stay hydrated is vital, but it's equally important to emphasize the risks of drinking too much water too quickly. Any parent could see that it may actually provide insight and strike fear, in many cases preventing teenagers of getting involved with the substance.

Over the years, it has been pretty obvious that no measures can be taken or have been taken to prevent ecstasy related deaths. Ignoring this social dilemma hasn’t in any way helped to change the outcome as well, so perhaps the Department of Public Health did the right thing by including this risk factor on the card. Isn’t it always better to be forewarned?

If your teen is abusing drugs reach out to us. We at Inspirations Teen Rehab understand the unique challenges of being a parent. If you have any questions, please know that we are here to provide you with support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions free of charge about teen drug rehab, teen substance abuse, adolescent addiction, teen intervention, teen behavior, teen depression or other related matters.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND OTC ABUSE AMONG TEENS IN IOWA


The Iowa Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), in alliance with the Partnership for a Drug-Free Iowa, launched in August 2009 the "Take a Dose of Truth" campaign to increase parent awareness of the risks associated with the rising abuse of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs by Iowa teens. The campaign project, which includes tools to help prevent Rx and OTC abuse, was funded by a grant secured by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin.

"The abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is a growing problem in our country, and one that has had devastating effects in Iowa," said U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin. "It is deeply troubling that one in five teens nationally reports intentionally abusing prescription drugs to get high, and one in 10 reports abusing cough medicine to get high."

Harkin is referencing to the 2005 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) conducted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. The 2008 Iowa Youth Study found that 7 percent of Iowa 11th-graders said they had misused prescription drugs in the previous 30 days.

"According to a recent University of Iowa report for the State Department of Public Health, unintentional poisoning deaths in Iowa increased 85 percent between 2002 and 2006, due largely to lethal combinations of medications and illicit drugs or alcohol," said Gary Kendell, ODCP director. "We're also seeing evidence of rising teen prescription drug abuse in Iowa."

At Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, 94 of the 111 drug and alcohol overdoses reported at the children's emergency center between June 15 and Dec. 15, 2008, involved prescription or over-the-counter medications.

And in February 2009, a 14-year-old Des Moines resident died from an overdose of prescription drugs, according to the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office. "It's very saddening and disturbing to learn a young Iowan has died of a prescription drug overdose," continued Kendell.

"It's more important now than ever to make parents aware of the risks and to help reduce access-access to these drugs is just too easy.

Painkillers, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, are the type of prescription drug abused most frequently. The PATS study found that every day 2,500 youth ages 12 to 17 abuse a pain reliever for the very first time in the U.S. Other drugs commonly abused include central nervous system depressants such as Xanax or Valium, and stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall, which are used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

The Iowa Poison Control Center reported in 2009 that seven people, ages 13 to 24, presented symptoms of ADHD medicine abuse at eastern Iowa hospitals within a four-day period. Iowa Poison Center calls related to ADHD medicine abuse have doubled in Iowa during the past five years.

“That is why the Iowa Rx/OTC awareness campaign by the Office of Drug Control Policy is so important,” said Harkin. “Our teens and adults must understand that while these products have great benefits, there are harms and dangers from misuse and abuse.”

According to the PATS study, about 30 percent of teens (7 million) in the U.S. believe there is “nothing wrong” with using Rx medicine without a prescription “once in a while” and that prescription painkillers are not addictive. And 40 percent of teens reported that they believe Rx medicines are much safer than illegal drugs.

“One of the most moving elements of the Take a Dose of Truth campaign is a television public service announcement (PSA) telling the true story of a Dubuque girl who accidentally overdosed on prescribed antidepressants and painkillers,” said Kendell. “FDA-approved drugs, when not used as intended or prescribed, are every bit as dangerous as illegal drugs. This tragic case was a matter of taking a double dose of pain medicine with another pill, and the combination proved deadly.”

The campaign also targets Iowa’s older-adult population and their caregivers, as those over age 65 are often prescribed many different medications and are at risk of unintentionally misusing their drugs.

“When one of the public service messages is seen or heard, it provides an opportunity for Iowans to strike up a conversation with family members about medicine abuse and its dangers,” continued Kendell. It is important that parents increase their awareness of the problem, learn how to talk with loved ones about the issue, and see how to properly secure and dispose of medicines to prevent prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse and protect the environment.

"The Iowa Governor's Office on Drug Control Policy offers the following tips for parents on how to talk with their teen about Rx and OTC medicine abuse and misuse.

Don't worry about having all the facts, but know the truth. It's more important that you express how you'd feel if your child used prescription or OTC drugs, or any other drug, and the impact it could have on your family.

Dispel the myth. Many teens believe prescription and OTC drugs are less harmful than street drugs because they are available through a doctor or at the local drug store. Remind them that these medicines are still drugs and that they can be just as harmful as illegal drugs if not taken when needed or as directed.

Talk about the risk. Be specific—tell them that taking prescription or OTC drugs without a doctor’s approval and supervision can be a dangerous — even deadly — decision. Also remind them that taking a prescription that is not prescribed specifically for them is illegal.

Cover the consequences. If your child is age appropriate, tell them about the distasteful consequences of abusing prescription or OTC drugs such as vomiting, unwanted sexual behavior or blacking out (not remembering what they did).

Set clear rules about drug use. Let your child or teen know in advance the consequences for violating the established rules. Make it clear that teens should never take prescription or OTC drugs with illicit drugs or alcohol.

Set the stage for more discussion. Know that you will have discussions about prescription and OTC drugs several times. Talking to your kid about drugs is not a one-time event.”

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Teen Rehab in Missouri


Teen drug abuse can tear a family apart. When your child is abusing drugs and acting out as a result, you can feel helpless. It is hard sometimes to accept the fact that your child who was so sweet just a few years ago is now addicted to drugs and dependent on their substance or substances of choice. Addiction is typically not associated with being a teenager. When we think of addicts, we picture the alcoholic who has been drinking for over 20 years, or the street addict who panhandles for money to buy drugs. When your child is showing signs of teen drug abuse, tough decisions need to be made. Often times your efforts will produce no results and your child will continue to abuse drugs.

Addiction is a vicious cycle, and you might have noticed that certain efforts on your part have not had any effect on your teen's drug abuse. When your child is dependent on using drugs, no punishment given or privilege taken away will stop their cravings for their drug of choice. They will continue to get high, and your relationship will continue to get more volatile. Home life can be stressful enough even without teen drug abuse, but when you add it into the mix life often becomes unmanageable for both you and your child. It is something no parent is prepared for, and in some cases it can tear a family apart. What is the best solution?

Addiction is a disease. Like other diseases addiction can be treated and overcome. When you are ready to admit to yourself that your child is addicted to drugs, you have made the first step in correcting the problem. You will likely want to participate in a teen intervention.
This can be a very effective way to finally make your child wake up and realize how badly they are hurting everyone who loves them. Let it be known that you will do everything you can for them if they make attempts to end their drug abuse, but if they don't you will no longer enable them.

This will often times make your child recognize the lack of control they have over their drug abuse. An intervention will likely persuade your teen to enter treatment, and when they finally realize how their drug abuse has affected others they will likely take their sobriety seriously and want to make things right with you and with others.

Many families have overcome the plague of excessive teen drug abuse in their home. When their children have successfully completed treatment they become focused in their academics again, and often go on to attend college which would have been otherwise impossible the way things were going. Sobriety will bring the passion back into your child's life, and help them to achieve the goals that are important to them. Treatment will also give your child all the tools and support they need to live a life free of drug dependence and addiction.

We at Inspirations Teen Rehab understand the unique challenges of being a parent. If you have any questions, please know that we are here to provide you with support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions free of charge about teen drug rehab, teen substance abuse, adolescent addiction, teen intervention, teen behavior, teen depression or other related matters.

Reach out to us. Recovery from addiction is just a click or a phone call away. If the information you are looking for is not found here and you need immediate attention you may contact us:

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is it Dangerous to Use Salvia? Is it Legal?


After former Disney star Miley Cyrus emerged on a video, on the celebrity gossip website TMZ.com, allegedly smoking a bong filled with salvia, a lot of people are curious to know, what is salvia? And is it legal?

Native to the lush tropics of Mexico, one of the latest recreational hallucinogens on the drug scene “Salvia” has become yet another dangerous fad amongst teens across the country. Derived from a plant, Salvia Divinorum, and referred by users as "diviner's sage" and "magic mint", salvia has been used by the shamans of Mexico for centuries, due to its healing and medicinal properties. With user descriptions reminiscent of “as strong as imaginable”, and quick side effects that allow an individual to experience its effects in a matter of minutes, there is no doubt this drug has succeeded in lurking its way in a drug world that for decades has been fighting with the pervasiveness of illegal substances.

The prevalence of Salvia in the drug world has raised many concerns due to its legality. Currently not regulated by U.S federal drug laws, this hot commodity has dangerously become an affordable and surprisingly legal way to currently experience the hallucinogenic effects of other banned drugs. It is currently legal to use Salvia in over 38 states and it is widely available in forms varying from dried leaves, extracts and live plants.

Many researchers have denied the public health risk factors of Salvia and have even reported that it “does not affect the heart rate” nor does it cause “blood pressure changes”. And animal studies indicate that the drug is “not addictive”. But the result of several Canadian surveys indicated a large number of Salvia users feared for their safety after experimenting with it. Due to the hallucinogenic effects of salvia there is a substantial risk of injury or death as a result of impaired judgment due to disruptions of sensory and cognitive functions.

A teen experimenting with Salvia may start experimenting with other drugs.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OPTIMISM MAY PROTECT TEENS FROM DEPRESSION


Teenagers with a brighter outlook on life may be less likely to fall into depression, a new study suggests. The study, which followed more than 5,600 Australian teens, found that those with the most optimistic views of themselves and the world around them were less likely to develop symptoms of depression over the following year. These days, teens go through all sorts of issues and try to hold themselves up to the "social standards". Whether it be exams, peer rejection, or even family turmoil, teens find themselves in situations they can’t handle well and the outcome may be a teen who is yelling at others, grumpy, easily frustrated, defiant, or quick to snap at parents' benign comments, in other words, showing symptoms of depression. Studies have shown that teens with a more positive perspective on life may in fact be less susceptible to such matters and react in a different matter. But is optimism really affective when it comes to depression?

The students completed questionnaires that gauged their tendency to have an "optimistic thinking style." One-quarter were judged to have a "very high" level of optimism: they generally saw the world and other people as good, liked themselves and felt like they had a bright future. These positive-thinking teens were less likely to report depression symptoms at the study's start. About 15 percent of the teens with the highest level of optimism also scored high enough on a standard questionnaire to suggest at least mild depression. That compared with 59 percent of boys and 76 percent of girls with "very low" optimism levels who showed signs of depression. More importantly, the researchers say, the most optimistic teens were half as likely to report new depression symptoms one year later, compared with their least-positive peers. The findings do not prove that optimism itself wards off depression. And it's not clear why the relationship exists. Issues that influence optimism may be childhood history, upbringing, sibling relationship, etc. "We don't really know why some teens are more optimistic than others, and how teachable optimism is," said the study's lead researcher, Dr. George C. Patton of the University of Melbourne and Royal Children's Hospital in Australia. But the fact is that if optimism is likely to help with depression than it is an issue that teens should be more aware of. Some ways we can help our teens to be more optimistic is to teach them that:

"Anything is possible."
"My circumstances do not create me, I create my circumstances."
"The only thing I can control is my attitude towards life."
"I always have a choice."
"I choose to live my positive side of life."

It’s not known for sure if optimistic teens will be free of depression, but a positive outlook is more affective in lifestyle choices, social behavior, and overall growth than a negative one.

Optimistic or not “growing pains” are to be expected as teenagers grapple with the challenges of growing up and mild depression may occur. Parents must be vigilant to dramatic, long-lasting changes in personality, mood, or behaviors as these may indicate deeper problem. If you’re unsure if an adolescent in your life is depressed or just “being a teenager,” consider how long the symptoms have been present, how severe they are and how different the teen is acting from his or her usual self. Consulting with a professional will help you in making a decision on how to help your teen. Left untreated, teen depression can lead to problems at home and school, drug abuse, self-loathing - even irreversible tragedy such as homicidal violence or suicide.

Inspirations for Youth and Families a nationally recognized, licensed residential treatment center, for teens ages 14 to 18 and their families specializing in treating teens suffering from depression and other destructive behaviors. Inspirations’ teen treatment center focuses on all aspects of teen behavioral issues. Our teen treatment programs are designed around a positive environment to boost the teens’ self-esteem and produce long term results.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Schools Using Breathalyzers to Fight Teen Drinking


With instances of drunk driving on the rise amongst vulnerable teens, more and more schools are relying to Breathalyzers to facilitate the detection of alcohol consumption.

The deployment of Breathalyzers seems to be a last resort for many schools as to put an end to illegal alcohol consumption especially that of which is consumed on school premises during activities sponsored by the school itself.

Many schools reserve the right to administer Breathalyzer tests when there is sufficient evidence suggesting individual is under the influence of alcohol. The evidence generally consists of a list of symptoms an intoxicated individual would display once under the influence. Speech impairment and slurring, bloodshot and dilated eyes, unsteady walking, profane personal conduct, agitated demeanor and erratic behavior are all signs of intoxication. This test is performed by a trained school administer, and for confidentiality purposes, it is performed individually and away from the presence of other teens. Once the teen is suspected of being under the influence, he/she will be asked to perform a Breathalyzer test in which the individual has a right to refuse. Upon refusal, he/she will automatically be denied entry to school event, and parents are immediately notified.

Many schools have strict policies concerning the results of Breathalyzer tests, most of which conclude removal of student from extracurricular activities and suspension, all of which have undeniably detrimental consequences for the individual.

The use of Breathalyzer doesn’t seem to “sit well” with young, na├»ve teens who believe they are capable of handling alcohol like adults. Across the nation, teens are indoctrinated and often the target of mass media that for many years now has been very successful in encouraging alcohol consumption by promoting it via movies, video games and other forms of entertainment that generally appeals to young adults. In many cases, alcohol is portrayed as the only way to forget about ones everyday problems, a sign of “maturity”, an instant mood booster and a way take advantage of the opposite sex. Many teens succumb to the peer pressure surrounding alcohol, sabotaging their lives as well as the lives of their loved ones.

The adoption of Breathalyzers is in no way intended to humiliate, discriminate and demean the already sensitive adolescent, but to demonstrate needed authority that for years seemed to be “toned down” and often ineffective.

The message is clear. Illegal consumption of alcohol by minors is prevalent during many school function, dances, proms and other school sponsored social events and therefore each and every individual will be subjected to a Breathalyzer test in which they will either pass or fail. No exceptions will be made and harsh consequences await advantageous teens.

In summary, “underage drinking” or alcohol use is a common occurrence in the lives of most young adults under the age of 21. Breathalyzers will help school authorities keep alcohol use in school grounds in check, and help prevent accidents, as about 45 percent of fatalities in crashes involve young adults under the age of 21 who is driving under the influence.

Parents should be wary as early use of alcohol can turn into abuse and addiction. If your teen is struggling with alcohol abuse?

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bath Salts Alarming the Country



Just when you thought you have seen it all in drug abuse and addiction, there comes a new drug, “bath salts”, reportedly more potent than heroin and more dangerous than crack.

“Bath salts”, mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, or MDPV has been responsible for sending scores of people to the emergency rooms across the country. The number of emergency related incident calls related to this widely available drug skyrocketed from 235 calls last year to 246 calls in January alone.

MDPV has been sold under the street names of Cloud 9, Ivory Wave, Ocean, Charge Plus, White Lightning, Scarface, Hurricane Charlie, Red Dove and White Dove.

The drugs come in powder and tablet form and are ingested by snorting, injection, smoking and, less often, by use of an atomizer. “Bath salts” is a psychoactive drug with stimulant properties which acts as a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI).

Also called synthetic cocaine, fake coke, “charge” or the new Miaow Miaow the usage of this product has become a fast-growing, highly addictive trend. Individuals who have used and survived to tell the story, say they can’t get enough of the fake coke.

Unlike cocaine or meth, the white powder is still legal in most of the U.S. and it is sold at gas stations and specialty shops around the country. Family members are reporting that their loved ones are staying awake for as long as 72 hours in complete pandemonium.

“Bath salts” give the user such strength that it takes several people to take control of the individual under its influence. “Bath salts” is a powerful synthetic stimulant that has been responsible for many deaths. Users are either overdosing, committing violent drug-induced suicide or having accidents caused by their paranoia.

Producing effects worst than cocaine and meth “bath salts” have already been banned in Scotland following related deaths. Last December the DEA listed (MDPV) as a drug of concern but has no current plans to ban it nationwide.Florida has become the second state to ban "bath salts" following Louisiana. Officials in Mississippi, Kentucky and other states have begun to take similar steps.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling for a federal ban on the drug. “The so-called ‘bath salts’ are nothing more than deadly narcotics and they are being sold cheaply to all comers no questions asked, at store counters around the country…we want to nip this in the bud before it becomes an epidemic,” Schumer said.

If your teen has gotten involved with this highly addictive substance or any other drug, please seek help before it’s too late. For immediate attention seek your nearest emergency room and when your child is stabilized seek the help of an addiction treatment center specialized in teens. You may contact Inspirations Teen Rehab at anytime at for further assistance.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Shortage of Mental Health Specialist for Children


The HealthDay News, reported on Friday, January 21 that teens experiencing severe mental disorders are not receiving treatment for their mental problems.

According to research, from a sample of 6,483 teens, age 13 to 18, only 36.2 percent received treatment for their mental health disorder.

Study author Kathleen Ries Merikangas, of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, and colleagues found that the disorders most likely to be treated are attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and behavior disorder, such as oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder.

Research also shows only one in five adolescents received mental health treatment for problems such as anxiety, eating disorders and substance abuse.

As research also shows that there is a national shortage of mental health specialist for children, parents who are at loss with the behaviors of their teens can find help at Inspirations for Youth and Families. Inspirations is a highly specialized treatment center, providing treatment for adolescents who are demonstrating a pattern of negative, defiant and disobedient behavior (Oppositional Defiant Disorder -ODD), Conduct Disorder and other self destructive behaviors such as substance abuse.

For most parents and professionals, it is comforting to have a point at which teen problematic behavior can be identified or diagnosed. For most people, this denotes the beginning of the search to find a solution and an understanding of the behavior. For insurance companies and subsequently, mental health professionals and medical doctors, a diagnosis is necessary to establish a basis for which insurance payment for treatment or therapeutic services can be granted. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder, are commonly diagnosed disorders for teenage behavioral problems. There are other disorders associated with behavioral issues such as Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD).

A diagnosis is not the only source or beginning point for which teens, parents, and professionals begin to work toward a solution. Therapeutic approaches such as Solution Focused Therapy, Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (to name a few), are also the first steps towards solutions and healing for everyone involved.

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