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About Larry Blackwell

Larry Blackwell earned an MSW from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. In addition to his work in private practice at West Hartford Holistic Counseling Larry administers individual, group and family psychotherapy and oversees the clinical supervision of an acute adolescent psychiatric unit at the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center, South Campus. Larry is an expert in working with families to mend and strengthen their relationships.

Why Your Teen is Hardwired for Substance Abuse, Pt. 2

As I mentioned in my last blog, your teen is wired to engage in all kinds of risky behavior, including substance use. Your teen has three main issues separating them from adults and younger kids: First, their Executive Functioning system is still developing. Unlike adults, whose Executive Functioning is, in general, fully developed, teens [...]

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Why Your Teen is Hardwired for Substance Abuse

If you’re the parent of a teenager, I imagine you’ve lost some sleep worrying about your teen and substance abuse. We all know teenage years are a time when most kids experiment with substances, but, in the past, the primary worry had always been teen drinking and driving. While this continues to be a [...]