Author Archives: Evolve Treatment Centers

About Evolve Treatment Centers

Evolve teen treatment centers are located throughout California and offer the highest caliber of behavioral health care for adolescents 12 to 17 years old struggling with mental health issues or substance abuse.

Michelle Gross, LMFT, Named Chief Executive Officer of Evolve Treatment Centers

El Segundo, Calif., October 12, 2021 – Evolve Treatment Centers is pleased to announce the promotion of Michelle Gross, LMFT, to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Gross has been part of Evolve Treatment Centers since its opening in 2014. Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer. Before that, she excelled as Evolve’s […]

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Drugged Driving Rivals Dangers of Drunk Driving

Drugged driving doesn’t get as much national attention as drunk driving, but it’s every bit as dangerous. Like alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs impair teens’ ability to drive safely and are part of the reason motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death among young people. Experts warn that legalization may make the problem […]

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The Link Between Childhood Insomnia and Mental Illness

Many kids have trouble sleeping now and then. But if your child doesn’t outgrow their sleep struggles, they may be at higher risk of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. New research shows the importance of identifying and addressing insomnia in children as early as possible. Children with insomnia symptoms that persist into young […]

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Real-Life Support Helps More Than Social Media, Study Says

Adolescents are social creatures who need social outlets to stay healthy. Many teens rely on social media to connect with others. It’s free, widely used, and easily accessible. And while social media is a reliable source of support for teens, a new study shows it’s less effective than real-life support. Social support provides a sense […]

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Evolve Treatment Centers for Teens Opens in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evolve Treatment Centers is pleased to announce its expansion of mental health programs for teens with the opening of a new residential treatment center in Sacramento. Opening in July 2021, Evolve Arden Oaks Residential Treatment Center treats adolescents ages 12-17 who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, self-harming behavior, suicidal ideation, or […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Family Dynamic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people physically, emotionally, and financially. New research shows it also has had a detrimental impact on the family unit. A study from Penn State shows a heavy impact on family well-being during the first few months of the pandemic. Researchers used data from 129 families they began gathering years ago, […]

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Concussions in Teens: Be on the Lookout for Mental Health Issues

Concussions are common among children. Kids have the highest rate of emergency department visits for traumatic brain injury of all age groups, with one-third of children suffering a head injury before they turn 13. What Is a Concussion? Known in the medical world as traumatic brain injury (TBI), a concussion is a mild TBI often […]

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A Brief History of Treatment for Eating Disorders

If you have an eating disorder or witnessed the effect an eating disorder has on a friend or loved one, you know how difficult it can be to manage. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, orthorexia, and others can cause lasting damage to the body. These disorders can also have a devastating effect on […]

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Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and other eating disorders are quite a serious problem – in fact, for many patients, they can be deadly. Estimated mortality rates hover in the four to five percent range, and that number climbs higher when including co-occurring disorders. A person with an eating disorder has an elevated risk […]

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Major Depressive Episodes are More Common than Previously Believed

Major depression is a serious, often chronic mental health issue that may come and go throughout a person’s entire life. It causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It can change how a person feels, thinks, and even behaves. Severe depression – known as major depressive disorder (MDD) – is a potentially […]

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