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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 […]

By |September 9th, 2008|Addictions, Adults, Blog, Teens|0 Comments

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 […]

By |August 1st, 2008|Blog, Family, Parenting, Social Skills, Teens|0 Comments

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 […]

By |April 9th, 2008|Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments

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 […]

By |January 2nd, 2008|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Hooking Up, Parenting, Teens, The Hook Up Mentality|0 Comments

Anxiety: The Unseen Monster

Does it seem like an unseen monster lurks around the corner? Does fear and worry weigh you down? Frustrated because you feeling like nothing will ever change? Everyone experiences anxiety as it is a normal response to threatening situations; however, for some people it becomes a disabling response to life. Irrational responses to everyday […]