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8 Common Anxiety Symptoms and a Few Ways to Begin to Cool Off By Rachael Bonaiuto, LPC When you have anxiety, it’s easy to feel like others don’t understand what you’re going through. Anxiety itself can make you feel as though you’re suffering from symptoms, worries and concerns that are not only pronounced – they […]

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Addressing Alcohol Use in Teens

Q: What objective evidence is there that absolute prohibitions against alcohol in the home reduce teenage drinking vs. a European approach of drinking moderate amounts, such as wine at dinner? Secondly, how do researches reliably measure rates of teenage drinking? Don’t most substance abusers lie about their consumption, even to themselves? Concerned Dad A: Surveys […]

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“Just Saying No” Is Only the Beginning

By Dr. Jan Hittelman Being an effective parent can feel like a real uphill battle. This can be particularly true when our children are adolescents. A major challenge for parents of adolescents is that their developmental tasks include shifting from dependence to independence and experimentation. As a result, issues related to compliance with parental requests […]

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What’s on the Mind of Middle School Youth?

By Jan Hittelman We often assume that the pressures and risk factors that impact youth begin in high school. The truth is that they begin in middle school, when youth are typically 11 to 14 years of age. Boulder County Healthy Youth Alliance partners, a collaboration of local youth-serving agencies and groups, conducted “youth summits” […]

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High Tech Rehab

 By Jan Hittelman An increasing concern for parents is the amount of time their children are spending recreationally on the computer and/or playing video games. The challenge for parents is determining what’s appropriate and how much is too much. As more people engage in high tech recreation, there are increasing concerns regarding the effects of […]

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Technology’s Affect on Child Development

By Dr. Jan Hittelman In the fast-paced world of ever-evolving technology, it is difficult for parents to keep up. Children are spending more time in the virtual world resulting in less time for old-fashioned activities like having a face-to-face conversation, playing outside, or going for a bike ride. We have yet to see what impact […]

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The Potential Impact of Legalizing Marijuana on Families

By Dr. Jan Hittelman Over the years, I have met with many families who struggle around the issue of substance use, typically involving Marijuana and alcohol. The conflict usually goes something like this: Parents do not want their children experimenting with any drugs and their children want to debate about the (in their minds harmless) […]

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Keeping Up with Technology

By Dr. Jan Hittelman In our fast-paced world of technology, it is difficult for parents to keep up. The speed of this technological evolution often outpaces a parent’s ability to develop effective strategies to address it. While we cannot stop technological progress, here are some suggestions to consider: • Consider your own behavior: How much […]

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Substance Abuse Counseling for Seniors

Is Drug Or Alcohol Abuse Or Dependency Affecting Relationships And Your Quality Of Life? Are you struggling with a long-term addiction, abusing alcohol or drugs to cope with life transition issues, or have a newly formed addiction to potent prescription medications? Have friends, family members or caregivers expressed concerns about your use and encouraged you […]

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Teen Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse Counseling

Are You Worried That Your Teen May Have An Alcohol Or Drug Abuse Problem? Are you concerned that your teenager may be abusing drugs or alcohol? Has he or she been breaking curfew, dodging your attempts at communication or returned home inebriated? Have you noticed a slip in grades, a change of friends or found […]

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