Recovery Blog

Read our addiction treatment blog posts for regular ARCH Academy news, recovery lessons, and online resources.

social media addiction
Nov 14, 2022

Social Media Addiction Among Teen Boys

Social media platforms like YouTube and TikTok appeal to teenagers and adults alike. They provide a nearly endless stream of information and entertainment about every imaginable topic, while keeping people connected to each other and exposing them to new ideas....

stop enabling
Nov 3, 2022

How to Stop Enabling Your Teenager...

Most of us are familiar with the concept of a “lawnmower parent” – someone who clears the path in front of their child, shielding them from disappointments or adversity. While you may feel this parenting style is the best way...

internet safety for teens
Oct 13, 2022

How Internet Use Affects Teenage Boys

Today’s teenagers grow up surrounded by technology and take the internet and social media for granted. This constant exposure can affect their self-esteem and give them unrealistic perceptions about how the world works. Since adolescents are less likely to be...

teen suicide rates
Sep 29, 2022

Teen Suicide Rates

Adolescent and young adult mental health challenges are a growing public health concern. Teen suicide rates among young people have increased over the past decade, reaching the level of a nationwide crisis. This National Suicide Prevention Month, what should you...

celebrate recovery month
Sep 1, 2022

Recovery Month at ARCH Academy

Many people grappling with mental and behavioral health problems don’t get the help they need, either because they aren’t sure where to turn or they’re unwilling to confront the emotional issues associated with illnesses like substance use and depression. National...

why is my teenage son so angry
Aug 25, 2022

Why Is My Teenage Son So...

Because adolescents experience so many rapid changes and face significant life decisions, their emotions can be especially volatile. As a parent, you have likely been a target of your son’s anger more than you’d like and wondered about the source...

teen drug abuse
Aug 11, 2022

What Is the Number One Drug...

Teen drug abuse and addiction remain a prevalent problem in the U.S., despite growing awareness among parents, teachers, coaches and clergy. Adolescents might experiment with drugs for many reasons, from simple curiosity to peer pressure to a desire to sweep...

how to motivate a teenager with depression
Jul 21, 2022

How to Motivate a Teenager With...

Adolescence is a sensitive time characterized by rapid physical and mental changes. Many of these experiences can be confusing or distressing for teens who don’t entirely understand what their brains and bodies are going through. If your son seems unusually...

child counseling
Jul 7, 2022

Does My Child Need Counseling Quiz

While almost anyone can benefit from working with a trained therapist, you might be surprised by the idea that your teen could be having a tough time. However, a therapist who specializes in the unique needs of teens and adolescents...