By accessing teen substance abuse information, families can find viable answers to difficult questions. These articles raise awareness about teen drug treatment, current teenage drug use, teen drug rehab and recovery.

The 8 Stages of Emotional Development

It’s important for parents, teachers, and other significant adults, such as staff at teen rehab treatment centers, to be able to guide children and teens through healthy emotional stages of development. To help with this, an understanding of some basic psychology is worthwhile. A psychologist by the name of Erik Erikson identified eight specific stages of …

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6 Different Types of Stimulants Explained

Stimulant drugs, also known as “uppers,” are a type of stimulant drugs that enhance the effects of certain chemicals in the brain such as dopamine (a chemical associated with pleasure and attention) and norepinephrine (a chemical connected to the fight-or-flight response). When taken, stimulants increase alertness and attention and elevate the user’s heart rate, respiration, and …

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Reactive Attachment Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is attachment disorder; it is a somewhat rare mental health disorder that affects between one to six percent of the population. It is developed in early childhood (before the age of 3) when a child fails to form a healthy emotional attachment to his/her primary caregiver, which in many circumstances would …

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6 Facts You Should Know About Antisocial Personality Disorders

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), often referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy in popular culture, is a personality disorder characterized by a long-standing pattern of a total disregard and violation of other people’s rights. Individuals with ASPD frequently lack empathy and tend to be callous and cynical of the feelings and sufferings of others. Furthermore, individuals …

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The Differences Between Stimulants and Depressants

There are so many different types of drugs out there—both prescribed and illicit—that it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of them. However, it’s important to understand the different types, as this gives you a better awareness of the uses and risks associated with them. Two primary categories of drugs are stimulants (or “uppers”) …

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5 Documentaries About Mental Health on Netflix

Mental Health Documentaries Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.7 million, or 18.6%—experiences mental illness in a given year. Considering these startling numbers, it’s vital to be educated on mental health, as it’s likely that you or your teen have/will experience a mental illness during either of your lifetimes. Understanding the degrees of adult and teenage …

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8 Documentaries About Substance Abuse on Netflix

Top 8 Documentaries About Substance Abuse Whether you’re in the mood for a light family comedy or a hard-hitting documentary on important topics, such as substance abuse, there are many drug documentaries that you can watch online. If you are looking for the latter, here are eight documentaries about the drug trade, the effects of drugs, …

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The Pros & Cons Of Helicopter Vs. Free Range Parenting

There is no question that parenting is a difficult, ever changing process. As your children grow, and as society changes, your parenting type is often expected to change too. Two approaches that fit opposing ends of the parenting spectrum are “helicopter parenting” and “free-range parenting.” Here are the pros and cons of each. Helicopter Parenting …

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5 Documentaries About Bullying

Some people underestimate the seriousness of bullying and the long-term effects it can have on teens. In fact, one of the consequences of bullying can be adult depression. Watching a few movies about bullying is a great way to shed some light on the matter and help you understand just how much of a negative impact …

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4 Benefits of Extreme Sports

Exercise For Stress Relief Stress in very common among teens, and may interfere with their daily routines and activities. When stress affects the brain, it also affects the rest of the body. Exercise is a coping technique used to reduce stress, make your body feel better, and in turn, make your mind feel better as …

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6 Different Types of Hallucinogens Explained

Hallucinogens, also known as psychedelic drugs, are substances that alter the brain’s chemicals. They cause psychological effects such as extreme emotional reactions and sensory distortions such as seeing or hearing things that don’t actually exist. Hallucinogens work in the brain’s cortex by activating receptors that are normally triggered by serotonin. There are many different types of hallucinogens …

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Type A and Type B Traumas Defined

Many teens that suffer from addiction or a mental health issue have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. Trauma is defined as a “deeply distressing or disturbing experience” and it falls into one of two types of trauma—Type A or Type B. This concept, which was introduced by the Life Model is helping many …

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