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Find Essential Parenting Support for Teen Recovery at Turning Winds

Substance misuse and disruptive behavior inflict harm on the individual and create a ripple effect of emotional turmoil throughout the family. During these stressful and challenging times, family engagement plays a vital role in the healing and recovery of teenagers with substance use and mental health issues. When faced with these emotional or behavioral challenges, […]

Help Your Teen Break Free from Social Media & Build a Happier Future

Two teens engaging in healthy social activities.

Today’s teenagers live in a world saturated with technology, a world unknown to their parents when they were that age. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices are everywhere and hard to avoid. The pervasive nature of social media and technology overuse use seems unavoidable, but for many young Americans, social media platforms have had […]

Why Sleep Is Critical For Teenage Health 

Bedroom of a teen mental health treatment program where teens get better sleep.

“Over 75 percent of US high school students do not get the sleep they need. So, why does it matter that teens are sleep-deprived? What’s the big deal about getting enough sleep?” asked Rutgers psychology professor Jessica Leigh Hamilton recently on Psychology Today. Dr. Hamilton listed three main reasons in the article Sleep is critical […]

Don’t Delay When Your Teen Needs Treatment

Sending your child to a residential treatment program is not an easy decision for parents to make—at any time of the year. “It’s not a call any family wants to make,” says Turning Winds admissions director Eric Loesch. “In most cases, they have explored what seemed less drastic steps or lower levels of care, such […]

Let’s Start the New Year Right: Helping Teens Become Competent Goal-setters

“Goal setting and monitoring are a collaborative means of mapping and tracking a course of mutually accountable treatment,” wrote Magill, Martino, and Wampold in their 2021 study on the principles and practices of goal-setting in the treatment of substance use disorder. It’s one of the cornerstones of the services provided at Turning Winds. “We’re all […]

Comprehensive Care for Mental Health & Substance Use

Teens at Turning Winds laughing and speaking with a counselor in a beautiful setting. Turning Winds offer Comprehensive Care for Mental Health and Substance Use

“Every day brings more evidence that our nation’s youth are facing a mental health crisis: rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among young people are on the rise, and so are adolescent deaths from drug poisoning,” warned Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and the Director of National Drug Control Policy Rahul Gupta in July in […]

Teen Rehab: A Parent Guide to Effective Support and Recovery

Supporting Your Teen Through Rehab - A mother and teenage daughter embracing on a beach at dusk, symbolizing support and care during teen rehab and substance abuse recovery.

Guiding Your Teen Through Rehab: A Parental Support Handbook This quote rings especially true for parents with a teenage child undergoing alcohol or drug rehabilitation. The emotions you feel as a parent are deeply intertwined with your child’s experiences and actions. “The road to recovery is a bumpy path with lots of twists and turns, […]

Back to School Advice: How to Deal with Teen Angst, Depression, or Anxiety

If it seems to you that your teen is in constant emotional turmoil, that’s because they are. Parents can think of teenage emotions as a rollercoaster ride for everybody involved.    Understanding the Rollercoaster of Emotions   The Climb: The ride begins with a slow but steady climb up a steep hill. You can do nothing […]

Healing the Teenage Brain 

For the parents of a teenager, adolescence is often a fairly challenging time. For experts on the human brain, it’s a fascinating period. “I want people to understand that adolescence is not a disease, that adolescence is an amazing time of development,” Beatriz Luna, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh recently […]

Helping America’s Traumatized Youth

“The inexorable rise of teen anxiety ought to be a national crisis,” wrote Derek Thompson in The Atlantic in February. In a previous article, he had offered four possible explanations for this crisis: “the prevalence of social media use; the decline of time spent with friends; a more stressful world of mass-shooting events and existential […]