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Dangers of Dabs

By Staff ‘Concentrates’ is a broad term referring to all products that have been extracted from the marijuana plant. According to the National Institutes of Health, “Extracts and concentrates are often used interchangeably. Some people define extracts as products manufactured using solvents, but not those pulled from the plant with non-solvent methods. Dabs may refer …

Grappling with Grief: Coming Alongside Children as They Navigate Loss

By Crystal Amundson, MS, LCPC, RPT-S Four months ago, I had a conversation with my child about cancelling her birthday plans. She cried for 10 minutes, then immediately began planning the make-up celebration. She still has not gotten to do that celebration and when I spoke with her recently about cancelling summer camp, her reaction …

Warning Signs of Substance Use and How to Address Substance Use With Your Child

By Kendall Small, LAC, Florence Crittenton There are many concerns with raising children in a technology heavy era, one concern being potential substance use. Symptoms of substance use can be difficult to recognize due to the commonality of behaviors that areassociated with being a teen such as mood swings, sleeping more than normal, and breaking …