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Adolescents

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehab

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For adolescents, living a normal life is important. When a teen is taking the steps toward alcohol and drug addiction recovery, maintaining a structured, sober lifestyle plays a key role in their success and recovery. When adolescents become addicted to …

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The Dangers of Heavy Drinking in College

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]College kids have been drinking more alcohol than is safe for many decades. However, the problem of college kids binging on alcohol is more recent and is a predictor for a number of difficulties down the road. Binge drinking is …

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Mental Illness Not Uncommon for Young Adults But Can Lead to Substance Abuse

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Few people make it through the teen years wound-free. During this time, teens are taking their first individual steps socially, romantically, and even intellectually. This can be nerve-wracking for even the healthiest teen. The fears and vulnerabilities of adolescence make …

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Social Media, Teens, and Substance Abuse: What are the Connections?

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The connections between social media, teens, and substance abuse are often quite tight. Parents may not even realize that their children are taking lessons from social media stars. Even worse, they may be getting pressure from friends on social media …

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Dabbing: What It Is, Who Is Doing It and Why It Is a Problem

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Dabbing, what it is, who is doing it, and why it is a problem may be mysteries to you. The word dabbing refers to a complicated way of inhaling marijuana. However, if you’re worried about your kids experimenting with marijuana, …

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Teen Drinking Leads to Lasting Deficits in Memory, Ability to Learn

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New findings from a team of American researchers indicate that teenagers who engage in regular, intermittent drinking can unwittingly trigger lasting dysfunction in the hippocampus, a part of the brain responsible for learning and memory. How can teen drinking affect …

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Teens Abusing Prescription Painkillers Often Suffer From Depression

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Recent findings from an American research team indicate that teens abusing prescription painkillers offer from depression. Small but significant numbers of American preteens and teenagers misuse a prescription opioid medication for recreational purposes or other reasons. Significant numbers of teens …

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