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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, authoritative sources. By reading the following scientific studies on teen …
Substance abuse and learning disabilities are topics that have been the subject of a lot of research and discussion lately. But did you know that the two can be linked? Keep reading to find out how substance abuse and learning disabilities are related. How Parental Substance Abuse and Child Learning Disabilities are Linked Growing up …
Although process addictions and substance abuse can be similar in some regards, there are some key differences you should know about in regards to symptoms, effects on the body and treatment options.t
Adolescence is a time of immense growth and change in a teen’s life, but those changes may also be occurring in how a young person’s brain is developing.
There are many myths, urban legends and untruths that surround substance abuse, from preconceptions about addicts, to preconceptions about the effects of certain drugs. We’re here to debunk some common myths about substance abuse.
It may not come as a surprise that substance abuse can have detrimental short-term effects, but did you know that there are long-term effects of substance abuse as well? Substances that are regularly abused may have lasting effects on the user’s body, mind and lifestyle.
When we hear the word ‘addiction’, we probably think of drugs and alcohol, but there are many different types of addiction that exist. According to behavioral scientists, an addiction is formed whenever a habit changes into an obligation. This habit can be either behavioral (gambling or shopping, for example) or it can be a substance-related. Although behavioral and substance addictions may seem similar, they each have different effects on one’s body, brain and lifestyle. Thankfully, both can be overcome through therapy, rehabilitation or lifestyle changes.
If you, your teen or someone you know is abusing drugs or alcohol you might be wondering what to do.
Teens need ample amount of sleep for their growing bodies and minds. But how much sleep is too much? If you have noticed a change in your teen (withdrawn, exhausted, moody) it could be a substance abuse problem.
There are three major categories that the warning signs of substance abuse can be placed into: physical, behavioral, and psychological. Physical Signs Physical clues include bloodshot eyes, large pupils, frequent nosebleeds, seizures, injuries or accidents without an alibi, poor hygiene, shakes and tremors, slurred speech, changes in sleep and eating habits, and sudden weight …
Some may not know that painkiller abuse can affect teens later in life. Here are some facts to share with your teen so they understand the dangers of painkiller abuse—dangers which can last for years even after the abuse stops.