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Co-Occurring Disorders: Treatment

By: JoAnn Kukulus, M.S. Clinical Psychology BBS Registered Intern at Adolescent Counseling Services Part II of blog series on Co-Occurring Disorders Read Part I: Co-Occurring Disorders: Diagnosis Regardless of which issue presented first, mental health or alcohol/substance abuse, recovery depends on acknowledging and treating both the alcohol/substance abuse and the mental health issue. The most […]

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I Am in Recovery: One Girl’s Story

Source: yourteenmag.com By: Emily Fisher High school is tough. It’s so tough that many adults, even decades removed from the social hell, still feel some anxiety if they have to step foot in a high school again. Side effects from being pent up for hours with a bunch of insecure, still-maturing teenagers (while being an […]

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Health care costs drop if adolescent substance abusers use 12-step programs

A recent study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, shows that the use of 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, by adolescents with a history of drug and alcohol abuse not only reduces the risk of relapse but also leads […]

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