Although the basic organization of the brain occurs when a baby is in the womb, the brain continues to refine its connections throughout childhood and adolescence. Some experiences, such as learning a new language, or playing a musical instrument, strengthen key connections in the brain. However, other choices, such as using drugs or alcohol, are…
Many people are surprised when they first begin to meditate by how powerful it can be. After a bit of practice, meditation results in feelings of calm, relaxation, and even euphoria. This “natural high” allows you to better regulate your emotions and overcome distressing situations.
Adderall use isn’t just problem among college students. UofM’s Monitoring the Future Study found that Adderall use increased significantly among U.S. high school seniors since 2009.
Recognizing the importance of nutrition during recovery is essential for a realistic and healthy plan of action and a higher chance for long-term recovery.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition triggered by a powerful traumatic event. While commonly associated with combat veterans, PTSD can happen to anyone who has witnessed or experienced a life-changing event, including teens.
Equine therapy offers a realistic solution that builds up physical strength and helps individuals regain their sense of trust and general well-being.
Teens struggling with drug or alcohol abuse may benefit from adolescent-specific rehab programs designed to address their hopes, fears, and ambitions.
Underage drinking and resulting alcohol dependency is a major concern. Parents should talk to their teens about the dangers of drinking and watch for these 7 signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse.
Although drug abuse has declined in the past 20 years (1), teens are using certain substances, like marijuana, more than ever. Mental illness and substance abuse in teens requires treatment, as co-occurring disorders can make it difficult to live a healthy and normal life. While all teens and adolescents experience anxiety, stress, and sadness, some…
With 11.5% of high school seniors using an illicit drug other than marijuana and another 35.7% using marijuana last year, parents understandably wonder how to talk about substance abuse to teens. Teens and adolescents have to navigate complex relationships, challenges, and social pressures while learning how to make responsible decisions. This can make it easy…