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Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens

Because teens are undergoing major life changes, they are vulnerable to mental illness. Yet, unfortunately, mental illness still carries a stigma and is rarely spoken about. For this reason, if a teen feels sad, has low energy, and is beginning to lose interest in his or her friendships, he or she might not know about…

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Physical, Social, and Emotional Signs Pointing to Teen Alcohol Abuse

Drinking and being a teen are practically synonymous for many adolescents. If you’re a teenager, you’re going to either drink or use a substance of some form. For many teens, when the weekend rolls around, it’s time to go out with friends. No matter what they do together, there’s a very high probability that alcohol…

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The Reasons Why Teens May Drink Or Use Drugs and What To Do About It

Adolescence is known for a time of experimentation for teens. And it should be. The development of the brain and the explosion of growth physically as well as psychologically create wonderful opportunities as well as dangers for adolescence.   One of these dangers is the experimentation that may happen with drugs and alcohol. Although not…

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More Studies Confirm Ill Effects of Marijuana Use on Teens

Perhaps we don’t need any more information that drugs are not a good idea for any teen. However, when it comes to marijuana, the jury is still out. This is especially true because more and more states are legalizing the drug and sending the message that marijuana is safe to use.   However, like alcohol,…

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Struggling with Teen Addiction: Allowing Your Teen To Fail

As parents we want the best for our children. We would never put them in situations in which they would harm themselves or others. However, when it comes to the abuse of drugs and alcohol, the parent-child relationship can easily get skewed.   Often, parents continue to support, and even enable, their children thinking that…

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