Archive | January, 2013

ACS Meets the Challenge: Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) has long served the mental health needs of teens and their families on the Peninsula.  In 1991, ACS launched the Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) Program to treat teens with substance abuse and dependency issues.  In the past two years, the program has matured, encompassing multi-modal approaches to treatment for youth […]

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2012 Monitoring the Future Results on Marijuana Use

According to the Monitoring the Future 2012 survey daily and regular use of marijuana remains consistently strong across all grades surveyed (8th, 10th, 12th).  Even more alarming is that fewer students believe there is a risk in using marijuana; among 12th graders only 20.6% view occasional marijuana use as risky, and only 44.1% view daily […]

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How Do You Get Them to Talk?

by Martha Chan, LMFT, Site Director for Terman Middle School I recently attended a workshop for therapists and social workers, and I mentioned to the woman sitting next to me that I work with teenagers in a school-based counseling program.  She looked surprised and a bit uneasy, and asked, “How do you get them to […]

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2012 Monitoring the Future Results on Alcohol Abuse

Monitoring the Future is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th-graders conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. Since 1975, the survey has measured drug, alcohol, and cigarette use and related attitudes in 12th-graders […]

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