Archive | July, 2011

New Study Reveals Link Between Marijuana Use Amongst Youth and Mental Illness

Marijuana has been a controversial drug that has had many on the fence about its harmful affects. However, a recent study has concluded that early use of marijuana  may cause psyhciatric disorders to develop earlier (as early as 12) rather then developing at a later age (usually 20’s or 30’s). Another concern is that early marijuana use […]

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Blog Series: Building a Child’s Emotional Savings Account (part 2)

This week we will explore the key emotional developmental stages starting with the newborn stage.  So the first (and most obvious) thing to remember is that birth is a  natural and beautiful  process. However, birth is also an act of separation for both the baby and mother.  Mothers often experience this separation with feelings of […]

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Blog Series: Building a Child’s Emotional Savings Account (Part 1)

 Wouldn’t it be great if raising a child to adulthood operated just like a savings account? The more money you save, the more money you have to spend when confronted with urgencies or hurdles. With a person’s emotional savings account, the more tools, resiliencies, learning experiences and growth one saves, the better prepared they are […]

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Synthetic Drug Popularity on the Rise

K2, Spice, Serenity, Genie, Smoke, Hush – these are just a few on the long list of brand names and nicknames given to synthetic marijuana, the new drug of choice for many teens and adults across the country.  In ACS’ Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program, some of our own clients have admitted to using Spice […]

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California Law Updated to Include Cyberbullying by Students Through Social Networking Sites

Bullying in school has been an issue for as long as anyone can remember. Each and every parent had their own method of teaching their child how to deal with this inevitable right of passage. “ignore them” or “be a man and stand up to them” was often advised by parents. Whatever technique was preferred, you could rest assured that […]

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The Underage Drinking Epidemic

Binge drinking, drinking four (for females) and five (for males) alcholic beverages withing a two hour span, has become a growing problem in today’s society. Statistics show that more and more teenagers are consuming extreme amounts of alcohol – comparable to that of an adult alcoholic. Not only is the amount of consumption alarming, but […]

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Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight

Suffering with a mental illness can seem like an uphill battle, but with the right resources and tools those small battles can  be won, one day at a time.  In this article, Marsha M. Lineham, a psychologist at the University of Washington, bravely disscusses her personal struggle with severe mental illness. Diagonosed with Borderline Pesonality Disorder, Dr.lineham shares where she has come today […]

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July is National Child-Centered Divorce Month

  National Child-Centered Divorce Month celebrated with free ebooks, coaching, teleclasses & more through July July is National Child-Centered Divorce Month, dedicated to helping parents make the best possible decisions regarding their children’s well-being during and after separation or divorce. Divorce attorneys, mediators, therapists, financial planners, coaches, educators, clergy and other professionals concerned about the effects […]

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