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How Does Cocaine Affect Adolescent Brains?

Abusing cocaine can impact teen users in many ways. Consistent use will lead to addiction causing teens to struggle with the physical and psychological impact of dependency. While many long-term users experience changes to their brain, cocaine effects in adolescents are much greater than in adults as the brain is still developing. As a result,…

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5 Benefits of Teen Cocaine Addiction Treatment

There are many challenges associated with fighting a cocaine use disorder. On the one hand, teens are battling the urge and withdrawal symptoms associated with using. And on the other hand, they are struggling with managing the emotional triggers that led them to begin using cocaine frequently. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,…

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5 Benefits of Teen Self-Harm Addiction Treatment

Scratching, punching, cutting, and hitting oneself with objects are all examples of self-harm, as identified by SAMHSA. Also known as self-injury, teens purposefully hurt themselves when they participate in this type of behavior. When teens inflict self-harm on themselves, they exhibit a sign of emotional distress. As this behavior continues, it can lead to an…

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How Long Do Vicodin Withdrawal Symptoms Last in Teens?

Prescription opioids such as Vicodin are provided to people to relieve short-term pain. However, teens often misuse Vicodin by taking it for the euphoric effects it has when taking it recreationally, which makes them feel relaxed and numb to the world around them. Over time, abusing Vicodin will lead to a substance use disorder that…

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Why Is Vicodin Dangerous for Teens?

Vicodin is an opioid that doctors prescribe for pain treatment. However, Vicodin, like other opioids, is highly addictive, and its use is popular amongst teens. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 1.6 million people in the United States abuse opioids. When a teen engages in Vicodin misuse, they…

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5 Ways to Treat Trauma

When a teen undergoes a traumatic experience, the best way to help them is by identifying treatment options. Traumas such as sexual abuse, bullying, grief, and witnessing violence can leave teens feeling isolated, fearful, and in some cases, totally withdrawn. When teens feel that they cannot release their pain, they often end up facing anxiety…

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Is Childhood Trauma Permanent?

Imagine witnessing constant violence in your life. How do you believe that would impact your emotional stability? For children who have experienced traumatic experiences, the memories can be long-lasting. It is not uncommon for trauma to lead to anxiety or depression in young adults. In some cases, trauma, anxiety, and depression combined can lead to…