Cocaine Addiction in Teens

A small but significant number of American teenagers use the illegal stimulant drug cocaine at least once a year. Unfortunately, exposure to cocaine (or any other drug) at this age can disrupt the natural course of brain growth and development. One of the potential consequences of this altered brain function is an increased chance of…

Co-Occurring Disorders in the LGBTQ Community

Co-occurring disorders is a term used to describe cases of diagnosable substance problems that overlap with separate diagnosable mental illnesses. Researchers sometimes use the term “dual diagnosis” to describe these overlapping issues. Unfortunately, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community have significantly increased chances of experiencing co-occurring disorders. This is true,…

Social Media Addiction Help

Social media has a way of sucking people into a constant loop of hitting refresh to check for new stories, comments or notifications. It’s easy to mindlessly browse social media during a lunch break at work, and social media sites might even be the first sites many of us automatically type into a web browser…

Differences Between Residential Drug Treatment Centers for Teens and Adults

The differences between the needs of teenagers and adults are obvious, but what are the differences between a residential treatment center for teens and one for adults? Because teenagers’ brains are still in development, special attention must be given during treatment. Many times teenaged addicts and alcoholics are exceptionally rebellious and defiant so they require…