How Trauma Impacts Teens

Elevations RTC is always looking into more ways to help treat their students who have PTSD.

Going through trauma at any age can be highly challenging. Teenagers usually have one of the toughest times dealing with trauma and its impact on them. With so much else changing around them, it can be daunting.  Figuring out how to cope with the trauma and start living a healthier life is a massive focus…

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Why Alcohol Is A Problem For Teens

Elevations RTC recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol and teens should not mix. Underage drinking laws make alcohol consumption illegal before a person turns 21. However, young people are known to drink anyway.  It is a serious public concern in the US because it threatens everyone’s health and safety. Drinking is bad for adults and even worse for teenagers. It’s time to…

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Research Begins to Explain Adolescent Impulsive Behavior 

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Everyone makes bad decisions, adults, adolescents, it’s not uncommon to choose the wrong path every once in a while. According to a recent article by The Atlantic discussed new research that studied why the brain leads to adolescent impulsive behavior and making bad decisions. Recent Experiments on Impulsive Behavior In a recent experiment, Paul Glimcher,…

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Three Ways a Residential Treatment Facility Builds Better Relationships

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A residential treatment facility often works with individuals to help them create long-lasting changes in their life. While many people would assume that the sole purpose of a residential treatment facility is to provide personal growth, they also put a significant emphasis on bettering participant’s relationships. Our relationships with family and friends, if positive, can…

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The Role of Art Therapy in OCD in Teens 

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A recent article by Psych Central discussed the role of art therapy in OCD in teens. Generally, treatment for OCD in teens consists of Exposure and Response Prevention. It follows a specific protocol that is followed closely by a trained therapist. However, many sources are starting to support the use of Art Therapy techniques being…

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Coping with Depression: 5 Strategies

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5 Strategies to Boost Self-Esteem & Coping with Depression Depression and low self-esteem often go hand-in-hand. When an individual is suffering from symptoms of depression, it can be difficult to feel confident or value ourselves. This can make coping with depression extremely difficult and discouraging. If we don’t feel confident in ourselves, we most likely…

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Developing Social Behaviors in Teens

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When you think about the immune system, most people automatically think of physical health. Our immune system protects us from illness, fights off common germs, and ultimately keeps us happy and healthy. Would you ever think that the immune system actually controls your social behaviors? According to a recent article by The Atlantic, new research…

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