1. How to Help Your Teen Stop Drinking Alcohol

    “Mom, everyone is doing it,” your teen says, enthusiastically. However, teenagers who are exposed to alcohol at a young age are often unaware of the risks involved.   Binge drinking (aka having 5+ drinks in one sitting) can affect teenagers and college students in a multitude of ways. For i…Read More

  2. How to Recognize Loneliness in Teenagers

    In a world where we are ultra-connected and over-stimulated, it appears that teenagers are lonelier now than ever before. Teenagers who suffer from loneliness experience emotional pain, which can have serious consequences for mental and physical health. Here, we’ll discuss four ways you can recogn…Read More

  3. How Technology and Sleep Deprivation Can Affect Teens

    Teens are glued to their cell phones. That’s not breaking news. However, did you know that when teens get into bed at night, they often spend hours scrolling through their Instagram feeds and messaging their friends on Snapchat? While it’s bad for teens for the obvious reasons— leading to lack…Read More

  4. When Do We Send Our Teen to Drug Rehab?

    It’s a tough call to make. You see your teen struggling with drug addiction and you want to do everything you can to make it better. But, as a parent, it’s hard to know what the next step is on the road to recovery. You might be asking yourself: what can we do at home? What are our options? And,…Read More

  5. How Can Wilderness Therapy Stop My Child From Being A Bully

    Why do some kids turn into bullies? Why do teens think violence, taunting, or hurtful words will fix their social problems. If you are worried that your child is severely bullying others, read on—we’ll explain how modern wilderness therapy at Fire Mountain can help stop your child from being a b…Read More

  6. Is The Holiday Season REALLY a Time for Cheer?

    We hear it all the time “The holiday season is a time for cheer”. For many families the holiday season is actually a time of stress, arguments, and high expectations. As professionals, we notice that Seasonal Affective Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety can all peak during winter months. This can…Read More

  7. How to Choose a Residential Treatment Center in Colorado

    What makes Fire Mountain Programs Residential Treatment Center Unique: When making decisions about how to choose a Residential Treatment Center in Colorado, it is imperative to consider the population they serve and the services offered by the treatment center. Fire Mountain Programs RTC serves adol…Read More

  8. Is Your Teenager Just Angry or Is It Something More?

    We hear from parents who have issues with their children all the time at Fire Mountain. These issues range from drug addiction to depression and everything in between. One of the most common issues we hear about, however, is children and teens who seem to be angry all the time. They are angry at the…Read More