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28 Oct

Primary Symptoms of Clinical Depression in Teenagers

Clinical depression is a serious mental illness that affects many teenagers. An estimated 10–15% of teens may be depressed at any given time, and one in four adolescents will experience an episode of major depression at some point during high school. It's important to be...

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28 Oct

5 Studies to Read About Teen Substance Abuse

There are many misconceptions about teen substance abuse, making it a difficult subject to understand. Many people believe that marijuana is a gateway drug or that only weak-willed individuals will become addicted, but those beliefs are untrue. It's important to get your facts from reliable,...

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13 Oct

The Dangers of Mixing Prescriptions and Alcohol

You may have taught your teens the risks of drinking alcohol, and you may have also taught your teens about the risks associated with prescription drugs. But your teen may not understand the significant dangers associated with mixing prescription drugs with alcohol. One study suggests that...

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05 Oct

What Should You Tell Your Teen About Your Past?

Teaching your teen all they need to know to stay healthy and safe can feel like a daunting task. You want the best for them, but sometimes there are situations where you didn't make the best decisions when you were younger. As you empower your...

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14 Sep

Why Transitional Living Homes Can Be a Good Choice

Leaving rehab is an exciting step, but it can also be a jarring experience. When you are recovering from addiction and entering the real world, you might still want to be in a controlled environment where you can get support as you transition. Transitional living homes...

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12 Sep

8 Ways to Focus on Sober Living

After rehab, what comes next? Staying substance free after a history of abuse can be incredibly challenging. Your teen might lose focus and relapse into old habits. Here are eight ways you can help your teen stay clean and sober. Stay in a Sober Living Home Image...

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02 Sep

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...

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22 Aug

Ketamine and Depression: What Parents Need to Know

Ketamine is best-known as a potentially harmful substance that is often abused at parties, clubs and raves due to its hallucinogenic effects. However, a growing number of studies are finding that ketamine can be helpful for treating depression when other treatments aren’t working. Ketamine as a...

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