1. 4 Signs of Cocaine Abuse in Teens

    Teenagers are expected to experiment with bending the rules, especially in the later years. As teens begin to feel like “adults”, they crave freedom—but, sometimes, too much freedom can lead to bad choices and life-altering consequences.   Drug use, for instance, can become addictive and …Read More

  2. What Is Considered Normal Teenage Behavior?

    You made it through the newborn years. You survived the “terrible twos”. Now you’ve entered the teenage years and just don’t know what to do. Teenagers are completely different than children—and sometimes it feels like you don't even know your own kids anymore. So, how do you determine wha…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 6 Side Effects of Marijuana Abuse in Teens

    Among teenagers, marijuana is the single most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “38% of high school students report having used marijuana in their life”. Some may tell you this is fine—but is it actually normal a…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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