Why You Have To Make Decisions When Your Teen Is Using Substances

There is no perfect decision.  Decide ahead of time, that no matter what decision you make it is the right decision.  Your teen’s substance abuse requires you to make many decisions.  Where do you get help? Which doctor, lawyer, counselor, psychiatrist, psychologist, in patient treatment center, out patient treatment center, nutritionist, medication assisted treatment, detox, […]

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Acceptance as a tool for keeping your sanity amid your teen’s substance abuse.

Acceptance is not approval.  It is simply receiving the situation as it is, rather than resisting it and fighting against it.  When you accept it, you are no longer telling yourself this should not be happening.  You accept that this is reality and figure out how to meet your teen where they are at. The

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