Introduction to substance use often occurs during adolescence. Teens may be willing to take risks that adults are not, experimenting with substances that carry dangerous side effects. Some teens may go on to develop a substance abuse problem which may plague them into adulthood unless they seek quality addiction treatment.
Students returning to school this fall found stricter rules in place governing study drugs like Adderall and Ritalin. The stimulants, which promise an extra boost of energy and focus to help students make it through exams and activities requiring focus, are now a no-go at dozens of colleges and universities across America amid a crackdown…Details
A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry in September 2013 shows that children at “double-risk” for depression experience positive results from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT.) The study followed 316 teenagers with a history of depressive symptoms, who also have at least one parent with current or past depression. The results of the study show that…Details
A variety of studies in recent years have shown a correlation between television watching and depression. Some of these studies have suggested a cause and effect relationship between excessive television or television at certain times of day and the development of depression. Other studies have shown that certain television-related behaviors are symptoms of depression, and…Details
The Right Step Opens ‘Women Only’ Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorders Program in Dallas/Ft. Worth
The newly released film “Nymphomaniac” speaks to an underserved female treatment population that can now find healing at a brand new women’s treatment program at The Right Step in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Opening this week, The Right Step DFW’s innovative Substance Abuse and Intimacy Disorders (SAID) program for women addresses the emotional challenges that underlie…Details
Studies have shown that the earlier in life someone uses drugs, the more likely they are to develop an addiction. As parents, being able to recognize the telltale signs of substance abuse in our children is vital in order to protect their future. One of the first signs of drug use to appear is a…Details
Every year in America 2 million teenagers become seriously depressed. Teen depression affects school life, home life and life itself since these teens face an increased risk for suicide. Teens who become severely depressed also face a higher chance of needing to combat depression all through life. Recent research suggests that interventions based on cognitive…Details
Lee Thompson was known to many people as a Disney TV star on The Famous Jett Jackson. Later in life he co-starred on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles. But his rising star had plummeted due to years of depression and he committed suicide in August 2013.
Nearly a quarter of Americans between the ages of eight and 15 have experienced a mental health disorder over the previous year. These disorders can result in substance use or additional mental health diagnoses. A new study suggests group therapy can make the difference for teens.
Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in the U.S. today. The biggest offender is the class of pain killers called opioids. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy states that from 1997 to 2007 the amount of these drugs used per person in the country rose from 74 to 369 milligrams on…Details