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A pathway to understanding:

If there were a manual for parenting teens, it might start here at Evolve.

Parents and teens from around California and across America trust our team of clinical experts to help them face many challenges and unique situations. We’ve developed Parent Guides that offer the latest information and advice relating to some of the issues we see in our clinics each day, as well as some of the therapies and approaches we use to turn hope into a new beginning.

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As parents, witnessing our children navigate their teenage years can be both rewarding and daunting. One of the critical areas that require our attention is their relationship with food and body image. Disordered eating in teens is a huge issue, and it is crucial for parents to understand, recognize, and address it effectively. At Evolve […]

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful drugs in the world, and it’s increasingly becoming a parent’s worst nightmare. At Evolve Treatment Centers, we recognize the significant increase in substance abuse among teenagers, particularly with dangerous opioids like fentanyl. This guide is a resource for parents looking to educate themselves and take proactive steps in […]

It can be absolutely heartbreaking to see your teen struggling with depression, and it can be difficult to know how to help. Major depressive disorder (MDD) in teens has recently become an issue of increasing concern for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals alike.  As a treatment center that specializes in the well-being of teens, we […]

As a parent, you love your child more than anything, but raising a teenager can be enormously challenging. When elements like respect and communication are missing between you and your child, it can lead to a parent-child relational problem. Often, these problems reflect dynamics or patterns that are harmful to both the parent and the […]

Is your teen caught up in a gambling addiction?  With adolescents increasingly exposed to gambling opportunities, the prevalence of teen gambling has become a growing concern. With the rise of online gambling, it has become more accessible than ever before. As parents, it’s crucial to recognize the signs of potential gambling problems, and know how […]

Adolescence is a critical time of development, bringing with it physical, emotional, and psychological changes. Teen insomnia disorder can stunt that development and significantly affect a teenager’s daily life, impacting their mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. As a parent, understanding teen insomnia disorder, its causes, symptoms, and potential treatments is crucial in providing the […]

There are few things more devastating than learning that your child has been sexually abused or assaulted. Teen sexual assault is a gravely serious issue, with consequences that can reverberate throughout a person’s lifetime. At Evolve, we provide treatment for teens who have been sexually assaulted and want to begin the road to recovery. This […]

Choosing to start using tobacco is one of those crucial decisions that can alter the course of your teen’s life. In this guide, we’ll unpack the complexities of teen tobacco use and how it can impact their health and their future. We’ll provide you, as parents, with the necessary tools and insights to navigate your […]

The rapid escalation of teen vaping in recent years has become a pressing concern for parents, educators, and health professionals alike. As vaping devices have evolved and become more discreet, the challenge of identifying and addressing teen vaping has grown increasingly complex. But what are the different vaping uses, and what are teenagers vaping? At […]

The teenage years can be tumultuous, filled with high emotions, growth, and change. Often, parents of teens have trouble distinguishing normal teenager behavior from red flags in teenage behavior. One crucial area of concern is aggression.  True aggression is not just about teens acting out, it’s about behavior that borders on violent. It’s essential for […]

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