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Signs Your Teen Has a Social Media Addiction

It’s hard for anyone to get through the day without relying on the internet. We use it for research, paying bills, and work. Teens often turn to social media to interact with their friends during the pandemic. It’s also become the primary entertainment option for young people. However, some find themselves unable to pull themselves…

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Actions You Can Take to Help Protect Teens from Vaping

Cigarettes used to be the primary vice among teenagers when it came to tobacco use. However, additional options like vaping pens make it possible for teens to consume tobacco in other ways. Starting a nicotine addiction at a young age makes it more likely that your child may carry that habit over into adulthood. Destinations…

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Teens & Vaping

While vaping is more culturally accepted than smoking cigarettes, this doesn’t mean it’s safer. Vape use by teens has skyrocketed in recent years due to advertising, peer pressure, and stress. Many of the side effects of vaping (also known as e-cigarettes) are not well known because vaping technology is still relatively new. One thing is…

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The Stages of Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery takes time as the brain works through a number of realizations and begins the healing process. Gaining awareness of the problem is an important step, but it is not something that happens right away. To achieve sobriety and long-lasting recovery, a person may need to go through detox, aftercare, relapse, and more. To…

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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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How to Help Your Teen

It is shocking to learn that half of all mental health disorders begin displaying symptoms by age 14. That means it is especially important to look for signs and symptoms in adolescents and teens. Both addiction and mental health disorders are chronic and progressive conditions, meaning that symptoms continue to get worse until you receive…

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Family Support

Substance abuse disorders, alcoholism, and addiction don’t discriminate. Although certain factors, such as having a close family member with a history of addiction, can increase your risk of developing a substance abuse disorder, anyone can develop an addiction. Drugs and alcohol are neurotransmitter inhibitors that force your brain to release a powerful and overwhelming rush…

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Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Teens are still maturing, meaning they’re inherently prone to making risky decisions. Not only are teens more likely to cave to peer pressure and experiment with drugs and alcohol, but they’re also more prone to experience mood and behavioral changes during addiction. Because addiction is a chronic condition, it almost always requires treatment. Rehabs can…