1. What Does It Mean When Your Teen Goes Through Withdrawal?

    When your teen is dependent on drugs or alcohol, withdrawal can haunt them when the substance is taken away or cut down in dose. Anyone with a dependence on drugs or alcohol can experience symptoms of withdrawal when they’re looking to get clean. It’s simply part of the process—but what is it …Read More

  2. How to Get Your Resistant Teen To Engage in Treatment

    Have you already tried talking to your teenager about their substance abuse disorder? Were you met with distance, resistance, or outright defiance? Is your teen reluctant to identify their drug or alcohol use as an actual problem? We’re here to help. How to Get Your Teen to Consider Substance Abus…Read More

  3. 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

  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. 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

  7. 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

  8. Prescription Drug Abuse In Teens

    It seems now more than ever that people are using prescription drugs for reasons other than why their doctor prescribed them. This is especially affecting the younger generation as they continue to have more and more access to harmful prescription drugs every day. While parents may be concerned that…Read More