Teenager

Cyberbullying: Technology as a Weapon of Teen Abuse

Teens use technology as a way of stalking, abusing, and blackmailing others. In most relationships, Instant Messaging, texting, and social networking places such as My Space are convenient ways to communicate. But in a growing number of teen relationships, technology is being used as a potent weapon against one another. For example, if either […]

Teen Celebrities with Alcohol Issues and Where are They Now | Orlando Adult Teen Substance Abuse Counselor

Teen Celebrities with Alcohol Issues and Where are They Now | Orlando Adult Teen Substance Abuse Counselor

Lindsey Lohan, Brittany Spears, and Shia LaBeouf are all popular celebrities with alcohol or drug problems. Shia LaBeouf reportedly drank and smoked with his father when he was growing up. Brittany began drinking at age 13 and using […]

Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

First, we teach the importance of Eye Contact as that communicates confidence, and makes the student less of a target for bullies.
Second, we walk thru the process of approaching someone with eye contact and a firm handshake.
Third, we discuss how we are not trying to make extroverts out of introverts, but need to […]

Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

“I have heard of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but never understood what it is. Could you provide some information about this disorder?”

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is related to surviving a traumatic event, in which you feel your life or someone else’s life is threatened. These events can be catastrophic, such as natural […]

Steps to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – Jamie Lynn Spears

“She was my good girl . . . she was ashamed of her sister’s behavior over the past couple of years and swore to learn from her mistakes . . . she was always home by curfew . . . she’s my baby.” These are quotes from Lynn Spears mother of Brittany and Jamie […]

Alcohol & Risky Teen & College Student Behavior

There are many factors influencing teens to drink, but one of the most prevalent is that drinking it is an accepted norm in “teen society”. Many teens use alcohol as a way to establish positive relationships with their peers, since their culture links popularity with the ability to party. They also tend to regard […]