Monday, June 2, 2014

As Students Return Home from College, Mental and Addiction Problems May Emerge

“Parents are joyful to welcome their children home from college, but that joy may fade when they realize the young adults they love are struggling with depression, anxiety or substance abuse,” said Dr. Karl Benzio, founder, executive director and a psychiatrist at Lighthouse Network. “Being away at college brings many new challenges, some positive and some negative. When spread thin by demands and stressors, young people may exchange thoughtful decision-making for impulsive or knee-jerk decision-making. Things like skipping sleep or a meal to pull an all-nighter for the 8 a.m. test may seem harmless, but these impulsive or short-sighted decisions will pile up, and for many, anxiety, depression, isolation, and self-doubt will follow. To cope, many will turn to caffeine, sex, alcohol, marijuana, a roommate’s Ritalin, or even harder drugs.”
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  • Regain control of your future.
  • Restore a positive outlook on your life.
  • Recover loving relationships with friends and family.
  • Have control over your negative feelings and celebrate your positive ones.
  • Be free from fear of what will happen next.
  • Be the person you once desired to be.
  • Enjoy life and have peace in how you live.
Resources from Lighthouse Network:

Decision Making 101

This introduces the principles and skills of effective decision-making and how it impacts all areas of life!

Field Manual for Parenting: Teenagers

Being a parent of teenagers can be frustrating, challenging, and exciting...

Are Our Emotions Good or Bad?

The body’s built-in warning system - do you know the signs?
New Lighthouse Network Radio Feature:
"Life Change with Dr. Karl

Lighthouse Network introduces its newest, life-changing radio short features that help you to grow in your parenting skills and cope with addiction issues in your family, while also helping you to support those you love. Lighthouse Network's "Life Change with Dr. Karl" radio feature airs every Monday through Friday on more than 420 radio stations nationwide.

Please click here to listen to “Life Change with Dr. Karl.”
Free Stepping Stones Devotional

Click here to receive The Stepping Stones Daily Devotional, which will encourage and challenge you while helping you grow in your daily walk with God.

If you or someone you love needs help, call our FREE 24/7 Lighthouse Network addiction and counseling helpline, 1-844-LIFE-CHANGE (1-844-543-3242).
About Lighthouse Network:

Lighthouse Network is a Christian-based, non-profit organization that offers an addiction and mental health counseling helpline providing treatment options and resources to equip people and organizations with the skills necessary to shine God's glory to the world, stand strong on a solid foundation in the storms of their own lives, and provide guidance and safety to others experiencing stormy times, thus impacting their lives, their families and the world.

Lighthouse Network offers help through two main service choices:
  • Lighthouse Life Change Helpline (1-844-LIFE-CHANGE1-844-543-3242), a 24-hour free, national crisis call center, where specialists (Care Guides) help callers understand and access customized treatment options.
  • Life Growth and self-help training resources for daily life, including online and DVD series and training events to help individuals achieve their potential

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