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Parents: What To Do to Curb Teen Addiction

  If you’re a parent with a teen who drinks or uses drugs, you may be concerned about the development of an addiction. You might be worried about your teen’s continued use of the drug or alcohol making it difficult for him or her to stop. This article will provide some tips to prevent teen…

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The Likelihood Your Teen Will Inherit the Mental Illness in Your Family

  There are many reasons why a person develops a mental illness. Certainly, genetics is one of them; however, it’s not the only reason. Mental illnesses are complex disorders that result from a variety of factors. Genes can play a role in whether a person develops an illness, but it’s not the only contributing factor.…

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Treating the Underlying Issues of Teen Addiction

  When teens continue to use drugs or drink alcohol there are many problems that can arise as a result. For instance, there might be truancy, expulsion from school, juvenile detention, failing grades, and a host of other major problems. Yet, these concerns, as well as the addiction itself, isn’t really the issue. The real…

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How to Set Limits with Your Teens and Texting

  Texting might seem like an innocent activity. You receive a text, read it, and send one in return. What could be wrong with that? However, when teens continue to text, having texting conversations, or text intermittently while doing other work, it can have some negative physical and emotional effects. Excessive texting and use of…

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Teens Should Know What Makes Substance Use an Addiction

  Most teens and adults are aware that substance use doesn’t necessarily mean addiction. For instance, just because a teen is drinking on a regular basis doesn’t mean that the illness of addiction has set in. Three are specific signs that indicate the illness of addiction is present. This article will highlight those signs so…

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Reasons Why Teen Addiction Treatment Should be Specialized

When the field of alcohol and drug addiction treatment was in its infancy, there was little to no differentiation between types of treatment for different people. For instance, men and women were provided the same addiction treatment just like adults and teens were provided the same addiction treatment.   However, it’s clear today that there…

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14 Holistic Paths To Healing All Teens Should Know About – Part One

When you’re not feeling well physically, emotionally, or psychologically, it’s common to think of traditional forms of healing, such as going to a doctor, looking up information on the Internet, and talking to friends and family. However, there are many alternative forms of healing as well that are slowly gaining acceptance.   Alternative forms of…

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The Reduction of Harm Model for Teens with Addiction

Most people have heard of the 12-step model for treating addiction, developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). However, there are other models that parents, caregivers, and teens may want to know about.   Although the 12-step method has been incredibly successful and has supported millions of people around the world with achieving sobriety, there are some…

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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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Five Patterns To Watch Out For When You Suspect Addiction in Your Teen

Addiction is different than having a chemical dependency. Addiction is a psychological pattern of compulsion, and a compulsion is an irresistible urge to behave in a certain way, especially against your own conscious wishes.   You might have a chemical dependency to caffeine, but in most cases, the need for caffeine isn’t going to lead…

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