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 Link Between Ballet and Eating Disorders

With graceful lines and layers of tulle, the world of dance is certainly one of beauty. From a young age, dancers are taught about poise, musicality and movement – all of which must come together in a performance of flawless grace. Within the world of dance, however, the pressures to constantly perform with such beauty …

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4 Benefits of Technology for Teens

Sometimes it is hard for parents to see the benefits of technology for teens. After all, when teens spend endless hours playing video games or staring at their smartphones, technology can feel more like a burden than a benefit. However, in today’s challenging world, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the positive effects of …

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How to Prioritize Mental Health in the New Year

The end of a year is a time to look back and reflect, and the beginning of the next year is a perfect opportunity for clearing the slate and looking ahead with renewed positivity. Hence, it’s a great time for everyone in the family to renew their focus on mental wellness—and particularly for teens, who …

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Types of Trauma: Type A and Type B Trauma Defined

Many teens that suffer from addiction or a mental health issue have experienced some type of trauma in their lives. Traumatic events can occur anytime from early childhood into late adulthood. People often do not realize that their mental health concerns stem from a traumatic event. Further, it can be more difficult to identity the specific event …

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Can I Prevent My Teen from Holiday Drinking?

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year when friends and family come together, perhaps this year over Zoom or FaceTime, and celebrate the year past and the anticipation for the year ahead. Often, it is also a time when the home liquor cabinet and refrigerator is stocked with alcohol and holiday drinking is …

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Repairing the Parent-Teen Relationship Before It’s Too Late

Parenting teens can be difficult. The closer to adulthood children get, the more likely they are to try to push away from their parents and become their own person. However, some teens push particularly hard, creating more conflict within their families—especially if they suffer from mental health disorders or substance abuse. In return, some parents …

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7 Virtual Holiday Activities for Kids and Teens to Stay Connected

The busy holiday season is sometimes more stressful than joyful. And this holiday season will be a strange one, with social distancing necessary. Holiday traditions will look very different as people spend more time apart and less time connecting in conventional ways. With all of the health precautions a global pandemic creates, What holiday activities …

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The Stages of Intoxication for Teens

The stages of intoxication are essential for a parent of a teenager to understand. Often, the teenage years are when young people begin experimenting with drinking alcohol and they do not know their limitations. It therefore can lead to a rise in binge drinking in teenagers. Since teenagers tend to abuse alcohol as a first substance …

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How Addiction Affects Siblings According to Birth Order

When a teen is experiencing substance abuse, it affects the entire family, but siblings are often greatly impacted and their needs overlooked. This doubles the impact of the substance abuse upon siblings: They experience the negative impacts of their sibling’s substance abuse, as well as a loss of parental attention because the parents are focused …

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A Guide to Common Non-Substance Addictions in Teens

When we hear the word, “addiction,” what comes to mind? Whether they are legal or illegal, alcohol and various drugs are what most people typically associate with the word, “addiction”. However, many other habits or activities can become all-consuming and destructive in adolescents’ lives. While some teens develop an unhealthy compulsion toward certain behaviors, others …

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Choosing a Therapist for a Troubled Teen

Finding a therapist for a teenager can be a tremendous challenge. However, therapy can make the difference between good mental health and increased mental health problems. With so many different types of therapists and therapy available, being willing to invest the time and to research options can be life-changing for a teenager. What Is Evidence-Based …

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