a teen struggles with a prescription drug addiction

Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

You can’t open the newspaper or the Internet without seeing stories about prescription medication dependence and addiction. It has, unfortunately, reached epidemic levels. In the middle of the problem, we find teens becoming addicted to their anxiety medications or picking up painkillers on the streets. Therefore, one of the only ways a parent can really…

a teen is deep into a social media addiction

5 Ways Social Media Can Be Toxic for Teens

Teenagers love social media. From posting photographs to Instagram and participating in the latest TikTok dance craze, there is always a reason to be online. Yet sometimes, social media can become toxic for teens. And even worse: some have developed a social media addiction. Destinations for Teens provides internet addiction treatment for teens who cannot…

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Are Teens More at Risk for Addiction Than Adults?

Teen addiction is a growing issue for families. Unfortunately, it is easy for teens to experiment with drugs and alcohol and become addicted at alarming rates. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, an estimated 86 percent of teens know someone who actively abuses drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes daily. And although adults can…

two teens experiment with party drugs

How to Talk to Your Teen About Avoiding Party Drugs

Teenagers love to party and have fun with their friends. For some teens, the ability to socialize with peers is enough of an adrenaline rush. But for others, there is a need to use party drugs such as ecstasy, ketamine, or methamphetamine. Unfortunately, using party drugs even once can result in severe consequences for teens.…

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How Party Drugs Affect Mental Health

Teenagers love to socialize and attend parties. And for some teens, using party drugs is customary. While some teens experiment with party drugs because of peer pressure, others are curious about how drugs will immediately make them feel. But what happens when the occasional party drug usage (which is not positive behavior!) becomes an addiction?…

a teen struggles with addiction and mental health

The Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

When a person has become addicted to drugs or alcohol, their entire mind, body, and spirit are affected by the substance. In particular, the brain can be tied to addiction before or after the substance abuse has begun. In either case, there is help for anyone willing to take the first step and admit they…

teens struggle with social media addiction

Signs Your Teen Has a Social Media Addiction

It’s hard for anyone to get through the day without relying on the internet. We use it for research, paying bills, and work. Teens often turn to social media to interact with their friends during the pandemic. It’s also become the primary entertainment option for young people. However, some find themselves unable to pull themselves…

someone struggles with signs of adderall addiction

Recognizing Signs of Adderall Addiction

Amphetamine is a powerful stimulant that can lead to addiction if taken outside of a doctor’s recommendation. Adderall is a brand-name version of amphetamine prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy. Although this Schedule II drug may boost focus and alertness at first, it can also cause anxiety, obsession, and social deficiencies. One of the reasons Adderall…

a group talks about the signs of opioid addiction

Recognizing Signs of Opioid Abuse

No parent wants to think that their child may be addicted to opioids. The problem of opioid abuse affects every community, no matter a person’s race or background. You can be doing everything right when it comes to parenting yet still find yourself faced with a situation where your teen has a problem with drugs.…

two women celebrate the national day of silence

Observing the National Day of Silence 

Teens who are starting to figure out where they fit along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum may find themselves feeling alienated from their peers and even their family. That kind of isolation can drive them to seek out drugs and alcohol as a form of relief. That can make the symptoms of already existing problems like depression…