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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…

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Teen Smartphone Use

With the proliferation of smartphone use in the United States, it’s no wonder that people are concerned about the dangers that lurk there. From smartphone addiction to online bullying, people are taking steps to protect themselves from the problems revolving around smartphones. Although the smartphone is an extremely helpful tool for most people, it can…

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What is Process Addiction?

Drugs and alcohol can cause both physical and psychological addictions, which both require treatment to recover from fully. Beyond psychoactive substances, certain behaviors, like shopping or video games, can cause process addiction to develop. But what is a process addiction, and how is it treated? Addiction is a powerful progressive disease that doesn’t discriminate. While…

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The Benefits of Coed Treatment

Addiction and mental health disorders are chronic conditions that don’t discriminate. You can develop an addiction or mental health disorder regardless of age, race, gender, or background — every gender experiences unique barriers during treatment and recovery. For instance, men are more likely to experiment with drugs and reach out for treatment, while women are…