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Codeine vs. Hydrocodone

Codeine and hydrocodone are both opioid medications that doctors commonly prescribe as painkillers. While codeine helps treat mild to moderate pain, hydrocodone can relieve more intense pain. Both drugs can be very addictive and are responsible for more than 41 fatal overdoses daily. Teens may find codeine an easy drug to experiment with since it…

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5 Expectations in a Teen Inpatient Treatment Center

More than 11 million teens have used illicit drugs in the last year, causing the need for parents to seek addiction treatment options to increase. Deciding to enroll your son or daughter in an inpatient drug center for teens can be difficult. Perhaps you feel like your teen can beat their substance use disorder on…

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What to Expect During Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine is a stimulating drug that makes teen users feel excited and ready to conquer the world. However, when the high ends, teens are left rushing to fill the void. In time, this can lead to cocaine use disorder that can truly disrupt your teen’s life. Identifying the signs of cocaine withdrawal symptoms can be…

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Will My Teen Benefit From Online Addiction Treatment?

Substance use disorder presents many challenges to teens and their families as they need to find a supportive treatment program. The global pandemic has made many of us rethink how we receive services and for many, an online addiction treatment program is the best remedy. Destinations for Teens’ virtual partial hospitalization program and their intensive…

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Why Some Teens Become Addicted While Others Don’t

The medical and mental health communities view addiction in teens as a chronic and relapsing disease of the brain that causes compulsive drug-seeking behaviors and the use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences. Initially, the decision to take drugs or alcohol is voluntary, but according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA,…

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Will My Teen Fall Behind in School if They Receive Treatment?

What is the biggest concern families have when deciding to enroll their teen in residential treatment? School attendance and how it will impact a teen’s ability to transition back to their home school program. Destinations for Teens, however, has already considered this need and offers a daily educational program. Our teen education program keeps teens…

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Drug Rehab for Teenagers

Being a teenager isn’t easy. Unfortunately, drugs that give energy and promote relaxation are often habit-forming. Not every teen who uses drugs develops an addiction, but many teens do. Peer pressure often plays a role when teens see others participating and want to feel a sense of belonging. Many teens cite the euphoric feeling associated…

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Signs That Your Teen Is Experimenting With Drugs

It’s no secret that teen drug experimentation often begins recreationally. In time, teens will desire the feeling they get from being high and abuse drugs more often. Teen drug use puts them at risk emotionally, mentally, and physically. As a parent, it is your responsibility to notice the signs of your young adult using drugs.…

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Signs That a Friend Has Overdosed

Teen drug use often begins at a party or an event. In time, drug use will become an act that helps addicted teens numb their pain. However, one of the biggest dangers of substance use disorder is overdosing. Destinations for Teens provides comprehensive substance use disorder treatment to support young adults who need to end…