Teen Attending Intensive Outpatient Program

Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Programs for Teens

For teenagers who are experiencing mental health issues, they are not alone. Among the various mental health problems that teenagers experience, depression is at the top of the list. According to information published by the CDC, more than 3 percent of children are diagnosed with depression. In some situations, teenagers will benefit from regular outpatient…

Teen Experiencing Negative Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Dangers of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as Spice, fake weed, Kronic, or K2, are addictive substances that are not derived from naturally occurring cannabis. With the growing legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, addiction to these human-made chemicals is on the rise. Unfortunately, due to variances in chemical ingredients and concentrations from batch to batch, synthetic cannabinoids…

Cough Syrup Lean Drink

What Is Lean?

Adding cough syrup to a beverage turns it into lean, also known as syrup or purple drink. Cough syrup contains codeine, which gets broken down into morphine when it reaches the liver. Like any opioid, lean is highly addictive for many people due to its ability to relieve pain and provide a sense of euphoria.…

Mother And Daughter Attending Family Therapy

3 Benefits Of Family Therapy

Individuals who become addicted to drugs or alcohol bear a heavy burden. Not only are they putting themselves and their futures at risk, but they also cause pressure on their family. Substance abuse has cascading effects on a family. That’s why family therapy is often an important part of a holistic program of treatment. Family…

Teens Partying under influence of party drugs

3 of the Most Dangerous Party Drugs

Young people love to have a good time. Sometimes they’ll go to extremes — by introducing drugs that they think will help them have a better time by intensifying the experience. But these substances, known as party drugs, have dark effects that can alter the course of someone’s life. Party drugs act powerfully on the…

Teen Experiencing Stress Of Online Learning

How The Stress Of Online Learning Impacts Your Teen

COVID-19 has turned our worlds upside down in a split second — for people of all ages. Perhaps no change has been more disorienting than online learning. Without warning, our teenagers were ushered out of school and forced to resume with teachers and classmates through computers and cellphones. The expectation was that they would keep…

Teen Experiencing Anxiety Near The Holidays

The Impact Of The Holidays On Social Anxiety In Teens

Teenagers are a very resilient bunch, but every generalization has exceptions. Everyone has their limits, and young people can be among the most vulnerable to the stresses surrounding them. For some teens, the holidays create circumstances where social anxiety can surge. The holidays bring the academic semester to a conclusion. Exams, grades, and friends are…

teen vaping and using a gateway drug

Is Vaping a Gateway Drug?

The use of e-cigarettes is widespread today. It was previously a smoking alternative, but many people who have never smoked now vape. Due to the high rates of teenagers vaping, many states raised the tobacco buying age to 21. E-cigs can cause severe health consequences because the devices contain tobacco and other harmful substances. The…