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How Social Media Affects Teens’ Self-Esteem

Social media is an excellent source of entertainment for young adults. From making reels on TikTok to posting images on Instagram, social media allows teens to share their creativity and identity with others. However, there are times when social media interactions become negative. If your teen struggles with self-esteem and social media may cause more…

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5 Benefits of Residential Codeine Treatment

When teens begin experimenting with substances, they often search throughout the home. The medicine cabinet is one of the most accessible places to find a prescription that will alter their mood. Here teens can find prescription drugs such as codeine, which treats mild to moderate pain. The painkiller is known for relaxing users, giving them…

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Is OCD Curable?

Imagine constantly feeling like you need to remain clean, so you wash your hands repeatedly to avoid feeling dirty or feel like you have to hoard food in your closet or under your bed to not worry about being hungry. These are examples of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental health disorder that emerges in childhood…

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What Is OCD?

We’ve heard of teens obsessed with video games and seemingly cannot do anything else. Is this a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Although sometimes, it can just be a passion or enjoyable pastime, some teens genuinely do suffer from OCD. Psychology Today even suggests video games can irritate OCD symptoms. If your teen is showing…

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Stay Informed About the Drugs Teens Use

Teen years are filled with exploration. It’s a time to learn about their identity, consider their beliefs, and begin planning for adulthood. And sometimes, teens decide to take chances and push the boundaries in their lives. However, when pushing boundaries means your teen is abusing drugs, it is time to take action. It is essential…

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Teens and Vaping: What You Need to Know About Nicotine Addiction

Although teens in the United States are prohibited by law to purchase cigarettes until they are 18 years old, teens who vape may be using E-cigarettes that do not require nicotine. These teens hope that vaping will help them quit smoking or prevent them from starting. Vaping is becoming more popular with teens. Fortunately, through…

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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,…