How the Social Environment Impacts Substance Abuse in Hispanic Teens

Recent studies have shown that the family and school environments can both protect Hispanic teens from and put them at risk for substance abuse. Many factors go into the initiation of substance abuse, including individual factors. However, the latest research is helping to pinpoint how external, social factors affect young Hispanics and may either lead…

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Why This Simple Recovery Strategy to Anxiety-Proof Your Brain Is Worth Your Next Five Minutes

“Brain plasticity.” The term frequently gets bandied about these days in the latest studies on addiction and mental health. It’s a fancy way to describe the brain’s inherent capacity to adapt and heal (or deteriorate) over the course of a lifetime, in response to one’s environment, experiences and changing physiology. And for people in recovery…

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