Social Media Pressures During a Pandemic

With less face-to-face contact in real life as a result of COVID-19, teens have turned to social media as a way to connect, create, and defeat boredom. Not just teens, but adults and even entire families have found interaction, expression, and entertainment on social media applications. As a result, there has been significant growth in …

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Both mental health and substance abuse are highly misunderstood conditions, and there are still harmful stigmas and stereotypes associated with them in today’s society. One point that many people don’t understand is that substance abuse is actually a symptom of a mental health condition. In fact, childhood trauma and attachment issues are at the root …

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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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8 Documentaries About Substance Abuse on Netflix

Whether you’re in the mood for a light family comedy or a hard-hitting documentary on important topics, such as substance abuse, Netflix has you covered. If you are looking for the latter, here are eight documentaries about the drug trade, the effects of drugs, and stories of recovery.

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