In: Opiate Abuse

When Typical Teenager Behavior Becomes Troubled Teenager Behavior

As teenagers begin to assert their independence and find their own identity, many experience behavioral changes that can seem bizarre and…

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Emotional and Psychological Trauma in Teenagers: How Can Parents Help?

Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shattered your teenager’s sense of security, making them feel…

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Is Fast Food the New Painkiller?

The addiction circuit in the brain is wired to release dopamine, a feel good neurotransmitter that is increased in the limbic…

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Obstacles Teens Encounter when Entering Drug Addiction Rehab

The teenage years can be challenging. Navigating through puberty, peer pressure and tackling raging hormones in addition to balancing school and…

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Risky Business: Habits and Behaviors that Increase the Risk of Developing a Mental Health Disorder

According to statistics, approximately one in five Americans will be affected by a mental health condition at least once in their…

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Substance Abuse: A Disease Among the Elderly

Substance abuse affects every age, gender and ethnicity, but individuals may choose to use different substances depending on their age. For…

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The Truth About Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse refers to the consumption of one or more illicit substances over a defined period or simultaneously. It was once…

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The Obsession with Beauty and How it is Linked to Depression in Teens

Barbie dolls, GI Joe dolls and Victoria Secret’s lingerie angels are just a few icons that have shaped the way young…

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The Ups and Downs of Drug Treatment Coverage in the United States

“Courtney Griffin was addicted to heroin and ready to get help. She packed up her things, and her mom drove her…

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Overview of Stimulants

Stimulants or “uppers” are chemicals that induce feelings of euphoria, a racing heartbeat and alertness in the body. These substances can…

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