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Is Childhood Trauma Permanent?

Imagine witnessing constant violence in your life. How do you believe that would impact your emotional stability? For children who have experienced traumatic experiences, the memories can be long-lasting. It is not uncommon for trauma to lead to anxiety or depression in young adults. In some cases, trauma, anxiety, and depression combined can lead to…

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Partial Hospitalization Program vs. Residential Program

The teen years are naturally challenging. Young adults and their families realize that they are no longer children and not yet adults. Teens are discovering and acknowledging their identities and planning for their futures. Yet along the way, nearly 25% of American adolescents are sometimes met with challenges such as mental health or substance use…

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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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Anxiety vs. Panic Disorder

The teenage years come with nervousness, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed. Teens are continually establishing their identity, realizing that they are growing up and, even more importantly, learning that they are about to be adults. No longer children, teenagers are just one step away from adulthood. As such, it is essential to understand the difference between…

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Choosing a Residential Treatment Center for Teens

Being a teenager presents many challenges. Teens are beginning to understand their identity and have the power to make influential decisions in their lives. They also directly face peer pressure and traumas that they might not have the opportunity to navigate properly, impacting their social development. For some, this can lead to drug and alcohol…

a young person sits on a sidewalk looking up possibly experiencing a codeine addiction

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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How Long Does Vicodin Stay in Your System?

Vicodin, which contains hydrocodone, is a powerful opiate often prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain. However, many people also illegally use Vicodin to get high. Teens participate in pill parties and doctor shopping to get Vicodin, which provides a calming effect. According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, one in five teens has…