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Why Adolescents are the Most Vulnerable to Substance Abuse and Addiction

Dealing with an addiction in a friend or family member is difficult no matter what the situation. When that friend or family member is an adolescent, however, the difficulty and sadness may increase many times over. Many parents find themselves in this situation, especially if the kids are teenagers or college-aged. Parents can be torn…

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A Parent’s Role in Adolescent Addiction

Everywhere that adolescents look on television, on billboards, in magazines, on the Internet, and the radio, they see messages about alcohol, sex, and drugs. They are constantly being exposed to these messages and are impacted by what they see, read, and hear. The things adolescents see in their every day lives may negatively affect their…

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Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Addiction Rehab

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 alcohol or drugs, it is important that they learn how to live fulfilling lives that…

Differences Between Adult and Teen Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism, known collectively as alcohol use disorders or AUD, are potential consequences of excessive consumption of beer, wine, malt liquor, distilled liquor or a variety of other alcoholic beverages, often requiring professional treatment. For a variety of reasons, the vast majority of the scientific studies used to establish the definitions for alcohol…

Youth Is Served

How The Right Step Can Help You Help a Teen Overcome Addiction Not long ago on his television program, Dr. Phil McGraw – yes, THAT Dr. Phil – arranged an intervention on a teen named Brandon in the hope that he could help Brandon’s parents help their son to change his life. If you’re reading…

Holiday Cheer

Over the holidays surround yourself with a community that understands. Most people describe the holidays with words, for example, such as “family,” “fun,” and “frolic” It’s expected that we look forward to the happy times between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. For the person with a history of alcohol or drug issues, however, the very…