Where to get help?

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Many children and adolescents use alcohol and other drugs. Some develop serious problems which require professional help to control. Such as inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, twelve step programs, and dual diagnosis units for individuals with emotional and substance abuse problems. There are a variety of substance abuse treatment programs. The decision to get treatment for […]

CBT for OCD

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Although children as young as 5 can be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), few research studies have looked at treatments specifically geared toward young children with this disorder. Now, a new study from the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center provides some of the first evidence-based data on a successful intervention for early childhood OCD. According […]

Humor Break: Boston Center for Retards

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Implementing Behavior Modification Therapy at Home

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Behavior modification therapy can be defined differently depending on the youth center offering it. Most will offer their own idea or distinctive program that has proven to work with teens needing behavior modification therapy. Since these techniques have been chosen through trial and error there is no reason a parent could not try them on […]

Teen ADHD: Symptoms and Treatment

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Primary Symptoms: A Teen with ADHD is: Inattentive – can’t seem to get focused or stay focused on a task or activity OR Hyperactive/impulsive – very active and often acts without thinking OR (Collectively) Inattentive, impulsive, and too active Below is what The year 2000 Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) provides as […]

Drug Abuse Support Seeking and Sources

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When attempting to recover from a drug problem, some addicts believe they are strong enough to quit “cold turkey” without the aid of outside drug abuse support. While this approach has proven successful for a small percentage of recovering addicts, it will prove beneficial to utilize family, friends, and recovery programs as an emotional crutch. […]

Know about Drug/Substance Abuse Professionals and get Helped

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One of the first steps in recovery is the recognition and this responsibility falls squarely on the shoulder of the user; however for the future steps involved in rehabilitation it helps to have a drug abuse professional on hand for guidance. The best method of recovery should be individually assessed as this choice depends on […]

ADHD Solutions for 3 Most Common Symptoms

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Many who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are stigmatized as being intentionally rude, impulsive, or disruptive. It is astounding that so many people have a negative view of sufferers considering this disorder is gaining quite a foothold in America. Recent estimates are that roughly 5% of the United States’ population is afflicted with […]