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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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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The First Steps to Finding Mental Health/Addiction Help

If your teen is struggling with an addiction or with their mental health, you may be feeling overwhelmed, confused and unsure of where to turn for help and treatment. Navigating the mental health and addiction treatment system can be difficult and trying, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide of the first steps …

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5 Stereotypes That Get Teen Addiction Wrong

People have preconceived notions about what an addiction looks like and who is the type of person to have one. Stereotypes about teen addiction can act as a barrier to identifying addiction and to making sure people receive the treatment they need. Here are a few myths about teen addiction that need to be busted …

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Chewing Tobacco & Your Teen: 6 Key Facts

There's a very good chance that your teen has seen a PSA about the risks of smoking cigarettes or e-cigarettes. These are certainly beneficial and alert your teen to the realities of smoking and addiction. That said, chewing tobacco is also something that your teens might not receive as much information on. Here are six …

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Switching Behaviors: Explaining Changing Addictions

Recovering from an addiction is a very difficult experience and many people find it hard to quit cold turkey. As a result, some people find that replacing their addictive behavior with something similar, but less harmful, can help them recover from their addiction. Keep reading to find out why addictions are so hard to quit, …

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Common Theories About Addiction You Should Understand

Addiction is such a complex topic that there have been several theories that attempt to explain its causes or how it occurs throughout a human lifetime. Many of these theories can account for a wide variety of substance addictions. We've summarized a few of the leading ones to help you better understand their similarities and …

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Modifying Addictive Behaviors: Tips to Help You and Your Teen

Recovering from an addiction—the compulsion to engage in an activity or take a substance, regardless of the negative consequences—is a difficult path. There are many types of addiction, from substance abuse to porn to gambling. An addict usually wants to quit their dependence, but either don't know how or finds it too hard to give …

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Is Big Pharma Driving Addiction?

There’s been a lot of buzz going around about big pharma and its role when it comes to addiction in the United States. But could a company that manufactures FDA-approved drugs really be contributing to America’s addiction problem? Painkiller Prescription is On the Rise Prescription drugs are some of the most addictive types of drugs …

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Are Smartphone Addictions Becoming a Reality?

Is your cell phone nearby? Is it within your reach? It's not surprising that this may be case. You might use it to keep in touch with people, schedule, shop, bank and get news about the world around you. Smartphones are useful. But are they dangerous? Can you or your teen actually become addicted to …

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4 TV Shows That Accurately Portray Addiction

In the last several years, there's been an increase in the number of TV shows that feature a character with substance abuse problems. However, not all of these shows accurately depict addiction—some shows glamorize the use of drugs, while others downplay the effects substance abuse can have on the abuser and their loved ones. Here …

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