Articles containing: addiction

Could Screen-Free Week Backfire? Finding The Middle Ground

May 3, 2016

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We are approaching what I believe is the 16th annual “Screen-Free Week” in the United States and abroad. This is a much publicized and highly laudable movement that asks us to take a week—an entire week—to get our children to unplug whatever they happen to own with a screen.

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Could Your Honor Student Be A Heroin Addict?

September 24, 2015

This video offers two compelling chapters: first, a fictional sequence of a day in the life of a clean-cut teen addict, and second, a frank dialog with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and a young man in recovery.

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Adolescent Substance Use: How The Addiction Free Futures Project Plans To Make A Difference

July 15, 2015

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This is the first blog post in a series as part of The Clay Center’s involvement in the Addiction Free Futures Project from the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, the aim of which is to expand youth and young adult access to substance use prevention and early intervention tools like SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referra

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When A Teen Talks Suicide

September 12, 2014

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“Doctor, he said he just doesn’t care about living anymore. He’s been really upset for a while, and when his girlfriend broke things off, he just shut down.”

Steve and I get calls like this all too frequently.

Situations like this are terribly frightening for parents.

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For Those Suffering From Addiction, Recovery Is The Most Likely Outcome—But How Do We Get There From Here?

August 1, 2014

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

NOTE: In light of the landmark substance abuse and recovery legislation that was passed today by the Massachusetts Legislature, this blog and podcast couldn’t be any more pertinent.

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The Round-Up: Hot Topics From Around The Web (Week 5/26/14-5/30/14)

May 28, 2014

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In The Round-Up, we try to find current topics around the web that are of interest to parents. This week, I’d like to bring to your attention three important areas: 1.) The hardship of homelessness for kids, 2.

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Journeys On Our Own

April 25, 2014

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This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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Myths About The 12-Step Program: What Science Tells Us About Effective Treatment Of Addiction

April 23, 2014

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In recent years, there have been some questions raised about the effectiveness of 12-step mutual-help programs (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) and 12-step professional treatment plans, claiming that these approaches are almost completely ineffective and even harmful in treating substance use disorders.

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When Idols Fail

March 31, 2014

When sports stars misbehave—or worse—how do teen athletes react? What should parents do? Advice from the experts.

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