Recognizing Mental Health Issues In Your Teen

Recognizing Mental Health Issues In Your Teen

Adolescents face some unique challenges. Of course, the teen years aren’t all bad, but they are a formative stage of life, and growing into adulthood can bring stresses from many directions. For an alarming number of teens, these challenges can result in mental health issues and substance abuse. Approximately twenty percent of adolescents have a…

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Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Salad

Black Bean and Corn Quinoa Salad

Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 3/4 cup quinoa 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth 1 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper salt and pepper, to taste 1 cup corn kernels 1 cup black beans 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 lime Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook…

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How to Prepare Your Teen to Stay Sober in College

How to Prepare Your Teen to Stay Sober in College

Whether or not your child has struggled with substance abuse or addiction in the past, sending her off to college is a prospect you, like many parents, may find more than a little terrifying. According to a study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, more than two-thirds of the eight million college students in 2003…

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How to Get Through to Your Teen About Addiction

How to Get Through to Your Teen About Addiction

Most parents feel like their words fall on deaf ears sometimes, but teenagers really will internalize a message if it’s presented often and clearly. This is particularly true when it comes to talking to your teens about drugs, drug abuse and addiction. Research shows that the number one reason teens refrain from using drugs is…

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The Dangers of E-Cigarettes for Teens

The Dangers of E-Cigarettes for Teens

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity in recent years, and they now comprise a $1.5 billion market that’s expected to grow nearly 25 percent by 2018, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence. In 2015, ten percent of eighth graders, 14 percent of tenth graders and 16 percent of…

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5 Activities to Keep Your Teen Off Drugs

5 Activities to Keep Your Teen Off Drugs

Parenting is fraught with uncertainty. We want to keep our teens safe, but we can’t be by their side every minute of the day helping them make the right choices. While the bad news is that according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 13 percent of eighth graders, 30 percent of tenth graders and…

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3 Child Stars Who Overcame Addiction

3 Child Stars Who Overcame Addiction

Child stars are cute as a button, but outgrowing that adorable stage is just one of the many reasons why former child stars often turn to drug and alcohol abuse and engage in other risky behaviors, according to former child celebrity Mara Wilson, who starred in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. “You lose that praise. You…

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What You Should Know About Kratom

What You Should Know About Kratom

Kratom is a relatively new drug of abuse that acts on delta and mu opioid receptors in the body, which are the same ones that heroin and prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin activate. Kratom is gaining increasing popularity in the United States, particularly in South Florida, which has a high concentration of addiction treatment centers.…

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Maple Glazed Salmon

Maple Glazed Salmon

Ingredients 4 salmon fillets 3 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp fresh garlic puree salt pepper Preparation Mix maple syrup, soy sauce, and garlic in a bowl. Place salmon on a sheet pan. Pour half of the maple mix over salmon fillets. Flip fillets to coat with mixture, season with salt and…

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5 Benefits of Exercise for Recovery

5 Benefits of Exercise for Recovery

Regular exercise reduces your risk of developing a wide range of diseases, but daily physical activity can also help you maintain successful recovery from a substance use disorder. Whether you enjoy biking, swimming, walking, running, playing sports or getting your hands dirty in the garden, staying active in recovery is one of the best ways…

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