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.

How Teen Sleep Habits Affect Mental Health

Is your teen sleeping the recommended 8-10 hours? About three-quarters of high schoolers don’t get enough sleep. This not only puts them at risk for physical health problems, but also mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. During adolescence, development is supercharged. Teens can’t cope with the stress of physical, emotional, and social changes without […]

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How the Arts Support Teen Brain Development

Most people agree that art and music are enjoyable, but a growing field of study – neuroaesthetics – shows they can also change the way the brain works. Through brain imaging tools, we know that the arts make people feel good, teach essential thinking skills, and help wire the brain for success. Exercise for the […]

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Compassionate Parenting Promotes Generosity in Kids

Giving doesn’t always come naturally to kids. Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, childhood is often a time that’s “all about me.” Lecturing, bribing, and nagging might work every once in a while, but they won’t turn your child into an instinctive giver. Instead, generosity is a practice that must be cultivated. […]

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When Alcohol Causes the Most Harm

Alcohol can damage the brain and body at every age and stage of life. Addiction to alcohol – also known as alcohol used disorder (AUD) – increases the problems alcohol causes. Long-term daily exposure to alcohol can lead to significant dysfunction, disability, and, in some cases, death. A 2020 study identified three specific time periods […]

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Community Virtual Parent Support Group

To help parents cope during this uncertain time, Evolve Treatment Centers for Teens invites all members of the community to an open, virtual Parent Support Group. During this weekly group, parents and caregivers can gain practical guidance and emotional support. It will be facilitated by Ellen Bloch, LCSW, licensed clinician and Director of Outpatient Programs […]

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What is Drug Rehab? Myths and Misconceptions

Drug Rehab: First Encounter Taptaptap. Taptaptap. I roll over in the dark and bury my head in the pillow. The noise sounds like it’s coming from my bedroom door. Probably my mom, trying to wake me up for school. At sixteen years old, I have the set-up all my friends want: a basement bedroom with […]

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Three Steps For Supporting Teens When Their Heroes Go Wrong

Fandom is a significant part of many teens’ lives. Connecting with other people who share a passion for a particular TV series, book series, movie franchise, musician, or sports figure can be a great way for teens to build meaningful relationships and celebrate the things they love. But every hero is still human, and if […]

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9 Surprising Signs of Teen Depression

Sometimes the signs of teen depression are easy to recognize. Your teen is sad most of the time. Their sleeping and eating habits change. They don’t care about their friends, hobbies, or much else anymore. Other times, the signs are harder to detect and can be easily confused with other issues. Here are a few […]

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Teen Technology Use During COVID-19

Just when you thought your teen couldn’t spend more time online, COVID-19 struck. Researchers were already documenting unprecedented levels of teen screen time prior to the pandemic. Early data suggests those rates have increased significantly. In a report from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, sixty-three percent of parents reported their teens […]

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