The Role of Family in Recovery and the Aftercare Process

The role of family in recovery for teens is without a doubt a major force in helping a young person find and maintain a path of sustainable sobriety. Moreover, beyond drug and alcohol abuse recovery, the family’s role in the aftercare process also is essential when facing mental health challenges. Thus, without the family’s support, …

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What’s an Edible? What Parents Need to Know about Edible Marijuana

Often surprised and somewhat confused, parents nationwide may ask, “What’s an edible?” Edibles are food products, including candy and baked goods, that are infused with marijuana. Although smoking or vaping marijuana is still the most common method of consumption, eating cannabis-infused edibles is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers. Moreover, with the national movement towards the …

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The Dangers of Teen Binge Drinking

Adolescent alcohol use and teen binge drinking are serious issues in American society. This risk of teenage binge drinking becomes even more prevalent when young people leave their homes and attend college on campus. This is a period in a young person’s life when they may experiment with alcohol and oftentimes, over-consume it.  As a …

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The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse In Teens

There is a definitive reason why prescription drug abuse in teens is on the rise in the United States and across the world. Prescription drugs are easier to access, more affordable, and foolishly considered to be safer in the eyes of a teenager. Further, the current quarantine restrictions set on citizens across the United States …

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Beware of Teens Buying Illegal Drugs Online on the Dark Web

A hard truth for parents to digest is that buying illegal drugs online is remarkably easy for teenagers today. In the past before the prevalence of technology, if a teenager was home in their room, a parent could believe they were safe and avoiding trouble. However, now with teenagers having access to smartphones and the …

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How Teens Get High at Home & What Parents Can Do

Most parents are aware of the common drugs that teens may be exposed to and use to get high including nicotine, marijuana, cocaine, and opioids. However, these are not the only substances teens can use to get high. In fact, when desperate to fulfill a need to get high, teens may resort to using common …

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How Parents Can Support the Siblings of Addicts

When it comes to the family dynamics of addiction, raising the siblings of addicts is difficult for any parent. Parents tend to focus too much energy and effort on the addicted child, which can leave the other children feeling neglected. If left unnoticed, this can lead to resentment and anger, as well as unresolved wounds …

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What to Do if You Suspect Teen Drug Use at Home

If you are a parent and you are suspecting teen drug use in your home, we understand and empathize with this challenge. Indeed, it is difficult finding out that you are a parent of an addict, and the stigma which can be attached to that. Knowing what to do and how to help your teen …

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The Dangers of Teen Meth Use and Addiction

Teen meth abuse is a serious problem nationwide, but there has not been adequate attention given to the issue. Despite this, teen meth abuse is a real crisis facing teens and their families given the severe dangers of meth. This issue has only been exacerbated with the presence of meth in popular teen series and …

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How Teens Can Use Recovery Tools in Life After Treatment

After treatment, it is extremely important to use recovery tools to maintain long-term sobriety. What happens after rehab for most teens is an overwhelming sense of loneliness and isolation. Without the umbrella of a treatment center, they may feel like they are caught in a storm. However, when they use basic recovery tools, the storm …

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A Teen Mental Health Rehab Center Often Makes Sense

If a teenager is battling a mental health difficulty, mental health rehab often makes sense. Such conflicts in teenagers are more common than most people realize. Indeed, teens facing a mental health crisis need immediate help and support. Scared to talk about what is happening to them, however, teenagers often self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. …

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Teen Overdose Dangers and Opioid Overdose Treatment

Opioid Overdose Statistics and Traffic Accidents Opioid overdose treatment options are required. Drug overdoses have overtaken traffic accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. The vast majority of these overdose deaths are connected to prescription opioid abuse and heroin abuse. Many of these opioid overdose statistics include teenagers trying these …

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