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Drug and Substance Abuse in Teens

Drug and substance abuse in teens is an unfortunate consequence of experimenting with psychoactive substances. Because the cause of addiction is unknown, meaning that no known gene makes you more prone to developing an addiction, recreational use and experimentation carry the risk of dependency. Substance abuse disorders don’t discriminate, meaning that anyone, including teens, can…

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What Are The Dangers Of Binge Drinking?

Alcohol consumption is high for the top 10 percent of Americans, according to a Washington Post article. These individuals consume approximately “74 alcoholic drinks per week.” This astounding number means that these individuals drink about 10 a day. However, some people may binge drink this amount in a few days instead of spreading it out…

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How Teen Depression Escalates to Drug Abuse

The teen years are an emotional roller coaster. It’s complicated by hormonal changes and the transition between childhood and adulthood. Though most emerge from the teen years without complication, nearly 6% of adolescents experience depression. Unfortunately, many of these teens go undiagnosed, never receiving the treatment they need for depression. Left untreated by health professionals,…

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How Teen Rehab Incorporates Education into Treatment Plans

Discovering that your teenage child has a problem with drugs or alcohol is devastating. As a parent, you want your son or daughter to be healthy, happy, and safe. But substance abuse threatens all three. Although no single treatment program is right for each individual, says the National Institute on Drug Abuse, your teen can…