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Signs Of Addiction In Teens: Is It Time To Get Help?

As a parent, you want to do everything in your power to make sure your children remain happy and healthy. When a child begins to experiment with drugs and alcohol though, even if you only suspect an issue might be developing, it might be time to seek professional help.

As a parent, there are times […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Parental Influence On Child Development

At Anthony Louis Center, we know parenting is a tough job. Our parental influence on child development is deep and long lasting. This includes how children think about drug use. Research shows that when parents directly tell their children they don’t want them to do drugs, the kids are less likely to do drugs.

With drug […]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

How to Recognize Destructive Behaviors in Your Child’s Friends

Are you worried that peer pressure could lead your child down a bad path? Potentially problematic friends can be easily identified when you know what to look for. If you notice these destructive behaviors in your child’s friends, fast action may be required to keep your child or teen from getting further involved with […]

Is Your Teen Self-Medicating???

I have noticed that the concept of “self-medicating” is becoming a popular way to view substance use and addiction. The term self medicating means that a person who is using, is doing so to manage a different underlying condition. I see and hear it referenced by patients, families, articles, and among professionals. This is a delicate […]

Help Your Teen Stay Sober During The Holidays

Fair Warning: this is a long but good & useful one- there are resources and an entire planning form at the bottom.

 

This week, although we are right at the start of the holidays it is still a good time to review the joys and stresses of the holidays. To start I would like to […]

By |November 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

My Teen’s A Digital Native, And I’m Not!

How can I keep tabs on my teen in a digital world? Fear no more- I have some helpful information! Recently , I attended a seminar that discussed the difference between digital natives and digital immigrants. I had never heard this before, but found it pretty interesting and figured it might be of interest to […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Falling Down: Teen Addiction Can Start During Back To School

Falling Down: Teen Addiction Can Start During Back To School

Fall is the best time of year, (aside from summer), in my opinion. Leaves change colors and the air is a little chillier. Pumpkin carving, Halloween, jumping in piles of leaves, bonfires and apple orchards are all part of the fun! But this is also a concerning time of year for teens. Everyone gets […]

Whats With The Dish?

So, starting where I should have…. the blog name. Whats up with that? Why name it “hot dish?” Well for those of you who know MN, we LOVE hot dish. In my family we called it casserole, but the rest of my co-workers demanded that it be called hot dish because that is what […]

This is Your Teens Brain on Drugs

Partnership of Drug Free America, in 1987 coined that phrase and threw an egg in a pan, cooked it up and I thought about breakfast. I knew at that time that drugs were “bad”, but I didn’t know really how bad they were, I was too young to really grasp the concept. Although some […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Comments|0 Comments|

Parenting a Teen with Substance Use: Am I crazy?

Parenting an adolescent with an addiction or substance use problem can evoke fear, anger and hopelessness. Sometimes people begin to think that things will never get better with their teen’s behavior. It is common to be overwhelmed (under statement) when you are dealing with the stresses of parenting anyway, but when your son or […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Comments|0 Comments|