Published on August 08, 2020

Teen THRIVE CLARITY Vaping Cessation

Vaping is a Problem of Perception

Most adolescents vape because it is seen as harmless.

Research has shown that nicotine use through vaping in adolescents has been directly linked to:

  • Reduced attention span
  • Development of mood disorders
  • Higher impulsivity
  • Poor mood regulation
  • Increased likelihood of smoking cigarettes
  • Increased risk for using drugs of abuse

Designed for

Teens 12 – 18 from Bergen and surrounding counties. Referrals can be made from all sources.

Psychoeducational Groups held at

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

230 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

For screening, intake scheduling and program inquiries please call:
201.967.4000 ext. 6345 or ext. 5975

CLARITY Mission Statement

We strive to increase awareness of the risks and harms of vaping and nicotine exposure. Our clinicians work collaboratively with the adolescent population to assist teens in honestly weighting the potential costs of vaping.

Additionally, the staff at CLARITY is dedicated to assisting teens in learning skills and tools that can identify and resist cravings, peer pressure, and marketing influences. Our approach and environment reduce defensiveness and creates open dialogue to help teens make informed decisions.


  • Educate teens on the risks of vaping and the effects of nicotine
  • Debunk myths and marketing influences
  • Decrease antisocial behavior
  • Reduce truancy/encourage school engagement
  • Identify and resist cravings
  • Develop healthy coping strategies
  • Improve communication skills

Topics Will Include

  • Negative health impacts of vaping
  • Effects of nicotine
  • Thinking for yourself
  • Managing cravings
  • Consequential thinking
  • Better judgment
  • Identifying personal values
  • Avoiding peer pressure
  • Individualized goal setting
  • Improving communication
  • Developing healthy boundaries

What We Provide

  • Education
  • Supportive, Understanding Environment
  • Peer Feedback
  • Instilling Ownership of Judgment and Decisions
  • Refusal skills
  • Transportation

The Access Center


  • Operators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Access Center assessments are free and confidential.
  • For life threatening emergency mental health issues, call 911.

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