Adolescent boys are learning how to be men. They receive many clues as to how this should look from television, movies, books, friends and, hopefully, from their dads. One clear message boys get is that men need to be strong. Adolescent boys struggling with depression are particularly hesitant to confront their problem because for many…Details
Also known as cognitive enhancers or neuroenhancing drugs, work-performance enhancing drugs are amphetamine cocktails such as Ritalin, Adderall and Modafinil. Originally intended for the management of conditions such as ADHD and narcolepsy, these concentrated stimulants help to improve focus and concentration while diminishing appetite and the need for sleep. Because they allow the user to…Details
Society would have us believe that money really is what makes the world go round. That’s why, upon seeing a story of celebrities or the rich ruining their lives through drug abuse, we implicitly wonder what anyone who can buy everything they want could possibly be depressed about. How could they continue being so maladjusted…Details
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is commonly treated with medications that contain amphetamine or some other powerful stimulant. For some time, doctors and researchers have been attempting to find out if children who take these medications have increased risks for abusing drugs or alcohol when they reach adulthood. According to the results of an unusually long-term study…Details
With romantic conversations taking place over a screen more often than face-to-face, sexting – sending sexually explicit photos or messages by phone – has become a regular facet of many adolescent relationships. Professionals caution that parents should talk with their teens about the risks and dangers surrounding sexting. A new study finds that adolescents who…Details
Advocates for marijuana legalization are fond of pointing out that despite the frequency with which it is used, this drug has never once been directly linked to a fatality. But boosters of the various synthetic forms of marijuana most definitely cannot say the same thing. These chemical imitators are replicas of the original drug in…Details
According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), there is no single predictor about who will or will not experience drug addiction. There are multiple risk factors which influence any given individual. Addiction risk factors include a physiological make-up, direct environment, and age. Experts say that addiction is not merely a matter of nature,…Details
The clinically redesigned and newly renovated Women’s Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorders (SAID) Program at Right Step Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) is a fully gender-separate drug and alcohol treatment program with a shared emphasis on intimacy, trauma and relationship healing.
Also known as anorexia athletica, compulsive exercising, obligatory exercising and hypergymnasia, exercise addiction is a behavioral/process addiction involving both obsession and compulsion around exercise and fitness.
One of the main strategies schools use to prevent students from using street drugs is drug testing. Testing proponents believe it’s a deterrent for at-risk athletes and students, but some experts disagree, saying it’s not at all effective at discouraging drug use among high school students.