Recovery Blog

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

shame cycle
Jul 1, 2021

Understanding the Shame Cycle

Everyone has experienced shame at least once in their life. Perhaps you remember being victimized by childhood bullies who taunted you with an embarrassing nickname. Or, maybe a friend or colleague caught you lying about something. In any case, you...

mental health resources
Jun 17, 2021

Mental Health Resources | Men’s Health...

Having a loved one with mental illness can be stressful and worrying. However, taking proactive steps to support them and show them how much you care can make a significant difference in their well-being and overall quality of life. As...

parenting a teenager with mental illness
May 27, 2021

Parenting a Teenager With Mental Illness

Though we have made progress in reducing the stigma associated with mental health disorders such as depression, it can still come as a shock to learn your teen son is struggling with his mental health. Despite the prevalence of mental...

teenage depression
May 13, 2021

Teenage Depression

According to statistics from Mental Health America, more than 13% of teenagers between 12 and 17 reported suffering from at least one severe depressive episode in 2020. Teenage depression isn’t merely a brief phase or the typical moodiness and rebellious...

teen drug use
Apr 28, 2021

Risk Factors for Young Adult Substance...

You might struggle to picture your child experimenting with drugs, but young adults are susceptible to substance misuse – and when adolescents get addicted, the consequences can be far-reaching.According to recent research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, adolescents...

teenage alcoholism
Apr 14, 2021

Teenage Alcoholism: The Dangers of Underaged...

As a parent or guardian helping raise a teenager, you worry about him getting good grades, making friends, learning to drive – the list goes on and on. Amid all these everyday concerns, the risk of your child experimenting with...

ARCH Academy Anniversary
Mar 25, 2021

One Year of ARCH Academy

What a difference a year makes. Last March, ARCH Academy (Adolescent Recovery of Cumberland Heights) was operating on the main campus of Cumberland Heights in a state of uncertainty, much like the rest of the nation. The excitement of plans...

self harm in teen boys
Mar 25, 2021

My Son Self-Harms. What Can I...

Most people have occasional moments of letting emotion override the self-protection instinct. You’ve experienced this if you’ve ever kicked something harder than your foot. But some people hurt themselves deliberately and regularly, and that causes worse problems than a temporary...

whippets whippits whip-its
Mar 12, 2021

Whippets: Teen Inhalant Abuse Causes Lasting...

A popular recreational inhalant drug of the early 19th century was nitrous oxide, which reduces perception of mental and physical discomfort. Its euphoric effects led to widespread use in upper-class society, which led to the development of modern anesthetics after medical...