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Did you know Pinnacle Counseling serves children and families?

Pinnacle Counseling offers counseling for children, ages 5-17,…
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The holiday "blahs"

With the holiday season and winter months fast approaching, feelings…
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Teen Binge Drinking

Something for nothing does not exist in this world. Not spiritually, not emotionally, not financially. The easy and free feeling that comes from ingesting massive amounts of alcohol? [...more]
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Internet Gaming Addiction: Warning Signs

The following signs are indicators that a child may be addicted to video games. Behavioral addictions begin with enjoyable activities. Games are fun. They offer entertainment and escape, often meaningful social interactions. But when behaviors become compulsions, when games become something a child [...more]
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Video Game Addiction: Scope of the Problem

It is difficult to estimate the number of U.S. children impacted…
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Online Gaming Addiction

Online gaming addiction is an emerging area of concern for parents, teachers, and mental health counselors. It is real. And it can have serious mental and physical health consequences for children as young as nine.
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Monitoring the Future 2011 Results

The Monitoring the Future Survey has been administered to 8th, 10th, 12th grade students annually since 1975. The purpose of the anonymous survey is to establish baseline attitudes and behaviors concerning legal and illegal drugs. The survey seeks to determine how frequently [...more]
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Bipolar Disorder in Teens Frequently Misdiagnosed

Teens with disruptive or aggressive behaviors are increasingly diagnosed with bipolar disorder and prescribed psychotropic medications. These young people, according to recent Minneapolis Star Tribune article, are frequently misdiagnosed. Medication seems like an easy answer to a complex set of behavior problems. [more...]