We believe parents must be armed with fact-based and practical mental health information in order to recognize depression in their child and find appropriate help.
See the Warning Signs
Bad puns aside, it’s clear that drug education does a lot for some and little for others. Indeed, government-sponsored drug education programs tend to be somewhat weak. It’s therefore vital that you watch for the common signs of drug use in your kids.
Click below for an article on 15 warning signs that your kid may be using drugs.
Peer Pressure is Bullying
Often times, teens and young adults can be pressured into trying drugs or alcohol. This is a form of bullying. Bullying is not just being made fun of or getting pushed around on the playground. Bullying is a serious problem for youth today.
For more information about bullying and how it relates to substance abuse, see the Stop Bullying Website by clicking below.
There are a ton of resources available for you if you think you may have a substance abuse problem. One of the more useful and comprehensive websites is www.youth.gov. In addition, you can always call our offices for a confidential assessment and help. If you have a substance abuse problem and are feeling alone, scared, or thinking of hurting yourself, please call our 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255).
Referrals to our program can come from school officials, social workers or the Juvenal Justice System. In addition, many of our clients recognize on their own or with help from their family that they have a problem and seek help.
For more information or to request an assessment or referral, contact us at 270.442.7121.
Four Rivers Behavioral Health
Four Rivers Behavioral Health offers a variety of programs designed specifically for children and teens. In addition to the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, Four Rivers Behavioral Health offers a Partial Hospitalization Program for adolescents, a complete Testing & Assessment Center to help determine the best course of action for children with mental health concerns as well as an entire clinical staff dedicated to children who need behavioral health treatment.
Four Rivers Behavioral Health is a private, not-for-profit agency providing comprehensive, integrated mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services to promote the health and quality of life for consumers in Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, and McCracken counties. Any individual in need is eligible to receive services without regard to race, religion, disability, national origin, or gender.