5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Blues

The holiday season can shepherd love, gratitude and a sense of connection. Yet, oftentimes it can also bring unwanted feelings of anxiety, inadequacy and depression. The “Holiday Blues” are temporary feelings of anxiety or depression that can be associated with increased stress, unrealistic expectations or memories that accompany this season. Symptoms can include fatigue, feelings…

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Navigating Teen Substance Abuse

Adolescence can be a time during which young people may experiment with substance use. For some adolescents, experimentation can turn into dependence. For a parent or guardian of a teen, this can introduce feelings of fear, frustration, shame and guilt and navigating such a situation can be extremely challenging. To address teen substance abuse, there…

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Words on Recovery from The Lovett Center Clinicians

Created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Recovery Month is designed to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. To honor this month, The Lovett Center clinicians took the time to reflect on…

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5 Ways Parents Can Work To Prevent Teen Drug Use

Proactive substance use prevention, as opposed to reactive substance use treatment, can save families time, emotional stress, and energy. Research supports the notion that approaching difficult topics with children and teens non-confrontationally and with support as opposed to using intimidation and threats can be one of the most effective ways to prevent your child from…

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