The Link Between Substance Abuse & Panic Attacks

Published on February 28th, 2018

It’s no secret that substance abuse can lead to an increase in anxiety. But exactly what substances can lead to an anxiety increase and even a panic attack? A good rule of thumb is as follows: if a drug increases heart rate, it can also increase the risk of a panic attack. We want to […]

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Resources For Adolescents Dealing with Substance Abuse

Published on January 23rd, 2018

Life can be very difficult for adolescent children. With enormous pressure to fit in, succeed, or even just be happy, our youth can feel overwhelmed. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that, between 2013 and 2014, 3% of adolescents between age 12 and 17 needed substance abuse treatment and didn’t receive it. […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Published on December 22nd, 2017

Do you find that you get bummed out in the winter? Do you start to feel blue around fall and only feel better come spring and summer? You may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that is related to the change in seasons, usually manifesting […]

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How Your Family Can Benefit From Family Therapy in Minnesota

Published on November 29th, 2017

The holidays mean delicious food, time off from work, and time spent with family. Many people love this season for those very reasons, but for those who have tenuous relationships with their family, the holiday season can be incredibly stressful. One of the problems that many families face is the inability to communicate openly, honestly, […]

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Check Out Our New Evening Outpatient Program!

Published on October 25th, 2017

Many teens struggle with mental health and substance dependency issues. At Options Family & Behavior Services, we believe that everyone has the ability to make positive changes and guide their lives to mental and physical health. We created the adolescent evening outpatient program to help teach teens aged 12-18 chemical health recovery skills. We believe […]

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