Academic success

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Academic success is a term, used to describe an individual’s personal conquest in achieving a personal, academic achievement. Academic success can be achieved in numerous ways, but typically marks a personal benchmark of one’s academic achievement.

Academic success is subjective, unique to the individual student and their personal, academic goals. For instance, one’s academic success may mean that they earn a GED, while another’s, may include earning a master’s degree. While both students achieved academic success, they each earned significantly contrasting achievements in terms of overall, academic achievement. 

Academic success is earned only through hard work, dedication and proactive decision making. While it may entail vastly different endeavors, varying person to person, academic success provides young people with more opportunities for their future. 


Academic team / team

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An academic team is an educational staff, made up of teachers and other educational professionals. The task of an academic team is to provide students with an extensive and thorough educational curriculum for their pupils.




Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines Academics as: of or relating to a college, academy, school, or other educational institution, especially one for higher education. Academics are a person's education from an institution, school or otherwise. Grade school, high school, and college are all systems where an individual learns academic material.

Academics are an integral part of any successful person's life. With an extensive education, an individual can achieve their personal and financial aspirations. Therefore, academics should be the staple priority of an adolescent's life. Unfortunately, however, troubled teens fail to see the importance of academics.

Troubled teens who fail to realize the significance of what academics has on their life are at risk of ruining their potential. Teens, such as these, can find the therapeutic and the educational restoration they need at a treatment program for troubled teens.

Acting out

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Acting out is the actions of a child who displays out of control, and self-destructive behaviors. Adolescents who constantly display out of control behaviors are commonly referred to as, troubled teens. With proper psychiatric treatment, a troubled teen who displays self-sabotaging behavioral patters, can overcome their troubled mindset and successfully meet their potential.

Parents of a child who constantly acts out, may feel as though they have tried everything in terms of correcting their child's inappropriate behaviors. Parents will often turn to self-help books, parenting experts and even participate in parent workshops. Nonetheless, some parents continue to struggle and feel at a loss in parenting an out of control child. For parents such as these, there are behavioral modification services that cater to their child's psychiatric needs.

There are nearly countless troubled teen services that assist helpless parents who feel as though they are helpless in correcting their child's behavior. Additionally, treatment options such as, therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment facilities, group homes and wilderness therapy programs for troubled teens are the most popular choices among struggling parents.

Active lifestyle

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An active lifestyle is a healthy way of living. This proactive lifestyle approach includes eating the healthy, exercising, and abstaining from negative behaviors and habits. Living a healthy lifestyle is essential for achieving a healthy mind and body. By failing to live an active lifestyle, an individual is susceptible to negativity such as, depression, obesity, and low self-worth.

Individuals, who choose to live an active lifestyle, are generally happier than those who don't. By eating the healthy and exercising, a person is less likely to fall victim to psychological disorders and a life of mediocrity. An active lifestyle is essential for balancing hormones and activating energy levels. By living a stagnate way of life, a person is likely to be lazy and depressed, further causing problems within their personal life.

By living an active lifestyle, an individual is open to more opportunities. For example, employers are more likely to employ a fit and active individual based on their optimistic and proactive disposition.


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The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as, "being characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response."

Addiction is a dangerous behavior that can affect a person in a numerous amount of ways. Addicts may be addicted to a harmful substance, such as methamphetamine, cocaine or alcohol. Additionally, a person may suffer from non-substance addictions such as, self-harm, eating disorder or gambling habit. Although very different from one another, substance and non-substance addictions are both dangerous and potentially life threatening. Moreover, a person who suffers from an addiction requires specialized treatment in order to achieve adequate rehabilitation.

There are many different types of facilities, treatments, and therapeutic methods used in treating an addicted individual. One-on-one therapies, group sessions, and 24-hour treatment care are the most effective options in terms of treating an addicted person. The specific treatment that best suits an individual, exclusively depends on their particular addictions and the severity of their habits.

Addiction treatment

ad·dic·tion treat·ment

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Addiction treatment is an invaluable type of care that offers psychological and, as the term suggests, addiction therapy. Addiction treatment is a type of therapeutic care that assists chemically dependent and substance abusing individuals to overcome their dangerous and self-sabotaging habits. Addiction treatment is vital for any person who desires to overcome dangerously, and potentially, fatal habits.



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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic, yet very common condition that affects millions of children in the United States. ADHD is a mixture of several different problems that may include, difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior.

Often, young men and women who struggle with ADHD also have a low self-esteem, trouble maintaining relationships and may display poor performances in school and on the job. While symptoms do sometimes subside with age, some individuals never outgrow their ADHD symptoms. With adequate treatment, however, young men and women can learn how to control their ADHD and use their ailment to their advantage.

While there is no cure for ADHD, treatment can significantly help deal with symptoms. Treatment varies, but usually includes medication and therapy. The earlier the diagnosis of ADHD, the better treatment can lessen the symptoms of ADHD. Therefore, it is critical for young men and women to seek the necessary treatment options for their ADHD.

Adolescent psychiatric treatments

Adolescent psychiatric treatments are therapies that are specifically designed to treat various psychological disorders of troubled adolescents. As teenagers process information differently than adults, their therapeutic treatment should be designed specifically for their mindset. For this reason, it is imperative to seek the services of a psychiatric professional who specializes in treating adolescents.

Adolescent psychiatric treatments vary greatly in methods, and often times, depend on the severity of the specific child. For instance, sometimes a child, who suffers from mild depression, may be effectively treated by simply visiting a therapist once a week. However, a child, who struggles with drug addictions and severe depression, requires a much more intense treatment program, like that of 24-hour care. This type of child would not benefit from a weekly visit to the therapist, but instead, would benefit from 24-hour psychiatric treatment, provided by a wilderness therapy program.

alcohol addiction add.ic.tion

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The mayo clinic defines alcohol addiction as, "a chronic and often progressive disease that includes problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect (physical dependence), or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking. "

Statistics shows that young men and women (ages 13-25) suffer from alcohol addiction, more so than older and more mature adults. This is because the human brain isn't fully developed until a person is well into their 20's. When a person abuses alcohol at a younger age, that individual is damaging their brain before it has a chance to fully develop. Additionally, young men and women who abuse alcohol at an early age are at high-risk of developing a life-long habit.

In short, it is imperative for young adults and adolescents to receive adequate clinical care when suffering from alcoholism. If not, teens and young adults could meet potentially life suffering, or even fatal, consequences.

Anger management man.age.ment

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An. It is through this action that the angered person is then able to cope with an anger in a positive and productive manner. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately.

There are many different types of anger management treatment that varies in severity as well as approach to treating those who struggle with controlling their anger. An individual battling anger issues can find anger management treatment from a psychological professional for weekly sessions, as well as treatment centers for those who require extensive anger management recovery.

Anger management isn't an activity that suppresses or prevents anger, but instead, is a healthy, alternative approach to dealing with that anger. Anger issues, if not managed appropriately, could, in fact, result in dire, life-altering consequences

At-risk teens

At-risk teens

At-risk teens, also commonly referred to as, troubled teens, are adolescents who consistently act out in erratic, impulsive and self-destructive behaviors. Teenagers who display behaviors such as, rebelliousness, self-abuse, substance abuse and emotional outbursts, are considered to be at risk.

Parents of at-risk teens may feel as though they are helpless in controlling their child's negative, unruly behaviors. Thees parents may feel as though they have exhausted all ideas and parenting methods in combatting their uncontrollable child. However, parents of at-risk teens have countless services that cater to their child's particular, psychological and behavioral issues. These services are known as, psychiatric treatment options for troubled adolescents.

Treatment programs for at risk teens are plentiful, but differ in their varying treatment methods and environments in which they implement these methods. For instance, both therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness therapy programs are viable options in treating a troubled boy or girl. However, therapeutic boarding schools offer treatment in a boarding school-like environment, whereas a wilderness program takes place in an out-door environment. The appropriate choice that would be most effective, greatly depends on the individual child and the severity of their issues.



An attitude is A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition.

A person’s attitude is their overall outlook and feelings on a specific matter. Moreover, a person’s attitude towards something, will consequently effect the way that individual behaves towards a certain situation. For instance, if a person has a negative attitude towards their occupation, that individual is less likely to act on diligence, or any behavior that will promote productiveness regarding their specific job title.  

Maintaining a positive attitude is crucial for those who desire to reach success, in any area of life. However, this does not mean an individual needs to necessarily like, or enjoy, every facet of their life. Moreover,  a successful individual maintains a positive outlook, in spite of their feelings of dislike, or lack of comfortability.