Unfortunately in these very challenging times, adolescents and teens are increasingly struggling with depression, anxiety, school phobia, behavioral issues (such as rage episodes, cutting or harming themselves in other ways), alcohol and other substance use, gaming, gambling or disordered eating. Screen and technology addiction is also becoming more prevalent. Some red flags indicating your loved one might be experiencing screen addiction are:
- Feelings of depression/ no interest in daily activities
- Loss of focus
- Withdrawal symptoms when screen use is restricted
- Interested in virtual friendships rather than real in-person contact
- More narcissistic qualities developing….less empathy towards others
Young people often haven’t yet developed the coping life-skills they need to grow and thrive. Recent studies now show that the human brain is not fully formed until the age of 25. In many cases, the brain of an adolescent has been affected for years…possible many years. Our case management team will create a streamlined plan of support which looks different for everyone based on their specific needs and goals. We gather and organize resources of support which might include recovery (life) coaching, focusing on executive functioning skills, exercise, hobbies and outside interests, appropriate diet and sleep schedules. etc. all tailored to the individual and family dynamic. Inpatient or outpatient treatment might be appropriate. We offer treatment placement recommendations and also safe transport. We are affiliated with treatment professionals who can do a thorough psychological and physical assessment.
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