Teen Against Wall

Why do Some Teens Stay Sober and Others Get Addicted?

An addiction is a complicated disease that impacts the physical, emotional and mental health of a teen. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1), regular substance abuse changes the brain and impacts an individual’s self-control. Although substance abuse contributes to an addiction, some individuals do not become addicted to drugs or alcohol. By…

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Faith is Blind

Veteran’s Day is just a few days away in this country as is in my own. Its British equivalent, Remembrance Sunday, is held on the second Sunday of every November. At this time of year my mind goes to the memory of my grandfather, Henry Bainbridge Snr, who served in the Second World War. Harry…


I Crave Therefore I Am – Helping Teens Normalize Cravings Part Two

Although teens are developmentally inherently predisposed towards leading their owners into risk-taking behaviors with the brain’s own queen of carpe diem, the amygdala, at the wheel, it is their very youth and neuro-malleability and plasticity which in my experience can be alchemized into their greatest recovery asset. How can this double act serve to help…