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Ways Alcohol Increases Death Among Teenagers

When a teenager is exhibiting odd behavior, it can be a concern for any parent. Changes to a teenager’s behaviors may not always be related to substance abuse. However, parents must learn to recognize the dangers associated with alcohol abuse and to discuss those concerns with your children. Drinking alcohol at a young age can…

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Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drug Abuse

Teens are especially vulnerable to drug abuse and addiction because of peer pressure. Often they also lack the understanding of the consequences. Thus, teens go overboard with drinking and drugs. As a parent, you need to understand the warning signs and symptoms of drug abuse. Destinations for Teens can help identify issues. If you notice…

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How Alcohol Use Increases the Risk of STDs

Alcohol use, especially binge drinking, can lead to risky sexual behaviors. What makes these behaviors risky to the individuals is they may result in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It increases the risk for STDs in three ways through multiple partners, unprotected sex (sex without a condom), and combining additional substances with alcohol and sexual activities.…

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4 Ways A Treatment Center Can Create an Individualized Care Plan

Young people can quickly and easily become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Peer pressure, stressful home environments, and genetics can all play a role in whether or not a teen will become addicted to alcohol or drugs, and finding the right treatment facility are essential to their recovery. An adolescent substance abuse treatment center can…

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The Dangers of Teen Drinking

Teen drinking is not a new phenomenon — it’s something many teens will encounter during their adolescent years, and something they are likely to try. However, when many young people pick up their first alcoholic beverage in order to taste it, they do not always understand the implications and the dangers of teen drinking. The…

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Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Teen prescription drug abuse is often attractive to teenagers over illicit drugs. Because these drugs are allowed under a doctor’s guidance, many teenagers are lulled into a false sense of security that the drugs are actually safe. However, these medications are offered under a doctor’s direction for a reason. When taken too long or in…

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Teen Heroin Use Is On The Rise

Teen heroin use is on the rise. The 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 695,000 American adolescents ages 12-17, or 2.8% of that population, misused prescription painkillers (codeine, oxycodone, and other opiates/opioids). These prescription painkillers are a major reason teen heroin use is on the rise. The same survey reported that…

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5 Signs Your Teen is Using Drugs

Substance abuse is a problem that impacts the lives of teenagers and their families around the country. There are many signs your teen is using drugs. Teens have access to more diverse addictive substances than ever before. Between underage drinking, illicit drug use, and misusing prescription medications, the discerning teen has many ways to become…