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

bullying
Oct 14, 2021

Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is a pervasive problem in schools nationwide. About 19% of students in grades 9 through 12 reported experiencing bullying in various on-campus locations, while more than 15% said they had been targets of online or text-based harassment or threats. ...

alternative high school
Oct 4, 2021

Benefits of an Alternative School

Fully Individualized Attention at an Alternative School At a traditional American high school, the average class size is over 24 students. Even the best teachers struggle to help each child fully understand every concept. When those students need emotional support,...

teen marijuana use
Sep 22, 2021

Teens More Likely to Get Addicted...

Thanks to widespread legalization efforts, marijuana has a perception of being less risky than drugs like methamphetamines or opioids. Countless movies and TV shows have depicted marijuana as a consequence-free way to have fun and relax. However, it’s essential to...

prescription medication
Sep 15, 2021

Prescription Medications Pose New Danger to...

As a parent, you may be worried about your teenage son using drugs like marijuana or meth, without ever considering that an equally dangerous, addictive substance could be hiding in plain sight in your home’s medicine cabinet. Teen prescription medication...

back to school
Sep 8, 2021

Back to School 2021 – Helping...

Though the autumnal equinox isn’t until Sept. 22, many people consider Labor Day to mark the unofficial end of summer, which means back-to-school season is in full swing. If your teen has recently started school again or you’re gearing up...

social media
Aug 19, 2021

Effects of Social Media on Teenagers

The internet has broadened humanity’s reach in a way previous generations could only dream of, connecting people worldwide with shared experiences and new forms of self-expression. This sense of being part of something larger is especially vital for teens who...

ground rules for teens
Aug 12, 2021

House Rules for Teens

Adolescence can be an exciting time for teens and a nerve-wracking time for their parents. As your son gets older and begins asserting more independence, you must strike a delicate balance between setting healthy boundaries and giving them some freedom...

teen drug use
Jul 28, 2021

My Son Is on Drugs. How...

Young people who are beginning to assert their independence can act out in various ways, including drug use. While testing boundaries is a typical part of adolescence, your son might not realize how severely he can jeopardize his health and...

adventure therapy
Jul 21, 2021

Ropes Course for Confidence Building

Self-confidence is an essential ingredient in life, but it can be hard to come by in the teen years. Teens are susceptible to insecurities and peer pressure – a combination that can lead them to experiment with risky behaviors such...