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What Are the Benefits of Exercise for Recovery?

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What Are the Benefits of Exercise for Recovery?

It is common for young girls to face mental health challenges. Fortunately, there are things they can do to feel better. Staying active can provide structure in a teen girl’s life and encourage her to develop self-discipline. Plus, when teens exercise with the family, this can help motivate them to stay on track with their […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Understanding and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders in Teens

Mental health struggles can be difficult to work through alongside your daughter. When there is a risk for co-occurring disorders, the situation can be even more difficult. Watching your daughter for signs of substance abuse alongside mental health issues is the key to preventing further struggles. Being aware of the risks of co-occurring disorders (also […]

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Does Being Triggered After Treatment Mean That Treatment Didn’t Work?

Just as we often feel as though we are wholly unique in how we were affected by our active addiction, we also tend to do the same when we are in recovery. In the recovery world, this is often referred to as “terminal uniqueness,” and it does not suddenly go away simply because we have […]

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The Role of Family-Based Therapy in Adolescent Substance Use

The process of recovery can be grueling and difficult not just for the child experiencing it, but the family that supports the child. When your daughter is struggling, it affects the familial relationships around her. Clearview Girls Academy believes in including family in each step of treatment and recovery. This approach can help prolong success […]

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Staying Motivated After Your First Year

There is a very common question that happens after treatment. It goes, “I’m sober, now what?” This question can often be interpreted in two ways. One is that we are unsure about our next steps; “Now, what do I do?” Two is that our world has opened up again, and there are so many options […]

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Eliminating Addiction Roadblocks: How Do I Talk to My Daughter About Sobriety?

It can be challenging for parents to talk to their adolescent daughters about the risks involved with misusing drugs and alcohol. Many parents fear talking about sobriety may either push their daughters away or ignite their curiosity about using substances. Although social figures can serve as a positive influence in a teen’s life, there is […]

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What Is EMDR and How Does It Help?

Mental health research is a steadily advancing field. As the desire to understand more about the intricacies of the mind continues, new treatments are emerging. These new treatments can benefit many people who struggle with mental health concerns and addictions, particularly when trauma is an underlying factor. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a […]

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Why Is Marijuana Especially Harmful to the Adolescent Mind?

What happens when parents discover that their daughter has been experimenting with marijuana? Usually, one of three scenarios will take place. In the first scenario, the parents may shrug off the marijuana use as a harmless substance and typical adolescent fun. These parents often think: You know, it’s no worse than alcohol. In the second […]

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Psychedelics: How Harmful Can They Really Be?

A widely used phrase among the counter-culture of the 1960s was “turn on, tune in, drop out.” It was intended to promote the idea that altering your mind could somehow alter physical reality. What we now know is that these substances did not fulfill their promise. Unfortunately, despite what we now know about the downsides […]

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What Is Neuropsychology, and How Is It Used to Treat Substance Use Disorder?

Thomas Edison once joked that “The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” While cheeky, we must remember that there is a grain of truth in even the silliest of musings. The brain is vital to the entire body. Yet, there is still so much about the human brain we don’t […]

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