Category Archives: Treatment Trends & News

How Contra Costa County, CA is Tackling the Opioid Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic dominates headlines across the country. Meanwhile, the opioid epidemic continues to disrupt the lives of families and individuals in every state. It hit midwestern states, such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, the hardest, but no state is immune – certainly not California. According to Contra Costa Health Services in Contra Costa County, California: […]

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Does My Teen Have a Psychosomatic Disorder?

Your child has been complaining of a stomachache. Or a headache. Or ear pain, chest pain, nausea: take your pick. Problem is, the doctor can’t find anything wrong. He’s checked out your adolescent, and everything looks all clear—physically, that is. Which leaves you puzzled. It doesn’t make sense that your teen is exaggerating their symptoms. […]

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Five Reasons Not to Put Off a Teen’s Treatment Because of School

We invite you to engage in a hypothetical. Say, for instance, school starts next week. In California, it does. So that’s not hypothetical. But stick with us. Let’s say school starts next week and your adolescent child has just received a clinical diagnosis indicating they have a mental health disorder. Let’s say the diagnosis is […]

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Teens, Sleep, and ADHD

ADHD is one of the most commonly diagnosed developmental disorders in children and teenagers. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), based on the 2016 National Survey on Children’s Health (NSCH), show the following prevalence of ADHD in children age 2-17 in 2016: 9.4% have received an ADHD diagnosis – that’s about […]

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News in Addiction Research: Oxytocin Reduces Alcohol Consumption

Across the country, people with alcohol and substance use disorders work with physicians, nurses, therapists, and counselors every day to overcome addiction. They learn about how addiction affects their bodies, brains, and emotions. They participate in coping skills groups, relapse prevention groups, and in some cases receive therapy for co-occurring disorders. The clinicians who work […]

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Choosing a Safe Teen Rehab Center: 11 Questions You Need To Ask Admissions

When choosing a mental health residential rehab center for your teen, there are lots of factors you’d want to take into consideration. Is the program licensed and accredited? Will insurance cover the majority of the cost? Which evidence-based treatments are offered? But perhaps the most important question you need to ask is: How will my […]

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