How your teen can get through New Year's Eve without drinking

Karen Khaleghi, PhD, discusses ways parents can help teens avoid drinking or using drugs at holiday parties
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How your teen can get through New Year's Eve without drinking

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We as a society have taught our children that the way to socialize or celebrate, is to drink or use drugs. That's the fact. The way that you can allow your children to have fun without drinking and using during the holiday period, is to give them something else to do. Create fun that doesn't involve drinking and using. Whatver that may be. I'm going to refer back to my parenting and at my home, there is a plethora of options. There's a ping pong table, there's a fooze ball table, there's basketball, there are any number of things that can be done other than drinking. And I established that our family structure is we don't drink. That's just the way it is. We can have fun without drinking.

Karen Khaleghi, PhD, discusses ways parents can help teens avoid drinking or using drugs at holiday parties

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Karen Khaleghi, PhD

Co-founder of Creative Care Malibu

Dr. Karen Khaleghi is a pioneer in the field of dual diagnosis, or co-occurring drug and alcohol addiction along with mental health disorders. As one of the co-founders of Creative Care in Malibu and co-author of The Anatomy of Addiction, Dr. Karen speaks to parents and organizations about the formation of addiction, the critical aspects of nature and nurture and the resulting disconnection between emotions and behavior as well as the genesis of addiction and the path to recovery, a process she calls "connecting the dots." 

There are many things that set Dr. Karen Khaleghi apart from others including her individualized treatment approaches and excellent treatment facility Creative Care which is filled with clinical staff comprised of professionals that offer the highest standard of care in the industry. Karen graduated from California Graduate Institute with her Ph.D in 1989 and lives in Los Angeles, CA with her loving husband and children. Dr. Karen Khaleghi has been featured on The Today Show, KCAL 9, Dr. Phil and many others!

 

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