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About Nicole Colwell

Nicole Colwell started her career as a professional writer in 2012. She's written thousands of pieces about addiction recovery. Nicole holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA.

Online Rehab in Idaho – COVID-19 & The Future of Addiction Treatment

April 16th, 2020|

Idaho Online Addiction Treatment – The Future of Rehab It appears that online rehab may become commonplace for recovery drug and alcohol addicts in Idaho. The COVID-19 outbreak has certainly changed life in Idaho as it has progressed. Our admissions director, Evan Beales recently spoke with Idaho News to give his take on how it has impacted people with substance abuse problems. He states, “We’re seeing an increase in the number of suicides and of people falling into relapse.” Drug and alcohol addiction is already very isolating without any added stressors. People in recovery need

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Understanding Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Teens

March 21st, 2020|

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, is a mental health condition that affects many teenagers in the United States. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that as many as 16% of teens meet the diagnostic criteria for this mental health condition. It often begins as early as age 8, and it can progress into adulthood, in many cases. Parents are often unaware that their child has ODD. Instead, they may assume that they are just being difficult or rebellious. They may exhibit behaviors that seem odd or uncharacteristic of them, and

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Teen Self-Harm: March is Self-Injury Awareness Month

March 19th, 2020|

March is Self-Injury Awareness Month, and teen self-harm has never been as big a problem as it is today. So many teenagers struggle with the compulsion to hurt themselves in some way, and sadly, many parents are completely unaware of it. The latest statistics tell us that: 1 in 7 males and 1 in 5 females self-harm every year. 90% of people who self-harm start when they are teenagers or pre-teens. Close to 50% of people who self-harm have endured some type of sexual abuse. 60% of those who engage in this behavior are females.

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Teen Trauma and PTSD – Help for Parents

March 9th, 2020|

Teen trauma and PTSD are just two of the mental health issues that young people often face. Traumatic events are typically associated with soldiers in active combat, or veterans who have witnessed unspeakable horrors on the battlefield. But it is time for us to recognize that this problem reaches much farther. So many teenagers are victims of trauma too, and they need help. Parents also need guidance so that they can learn the best ways to help their children. For many parents, this is unchartered territory. PTSD and trauma can be life-altering, and they can

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