Common Street Drugs

Common Drug Street Names

Drug slang changes often. Drug street names tend to be one of the most effective ways for teens to hide what they are doing and using in text messages and conversations with friends. As a parent, it is helpful to understand all of these drug nicknames to fully understand what’s happening. For many teens using…

Teen Abusing Cough Medicine

Cough Medicine Abuse

Many parents don’t recognize the signs of cough medicine abuse in their teens. Yet, as one of the most accessible types of drugs that can cause a high, it is something teens seek out. Often called sizzurp or purple drank, this type of use can create addiction as well as addictive tendencies that follow a…

Teen Enrolling In Partial Hospitalization Program

Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Programs for Teens

It is vital for teenagers to take care of their mental health. Furthermore, it is not unusual for teenagers to develop behavioral problems. According to information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between seven and eight percent of teenagers suffer from a behavioral health issue of some sort. This may also…

Teen Attending Intensive Outpatient Program

Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Programs for Teens

For teenagers who are experiencing mental health issues, they are not alone. Among the various mental health problems that teenagers experience, depression is at the top of the list. According to information published by the CDC, more than 3 percent of children are diagnosed with depression. In some situations, teenagers will benefit from regular outpatient…

Teen With Addiction Risk Based on Family History

Family History and Addiction Risk: What You Should Know

One of the biggest problems facing the healthcare system today involves drug and alcohol addiction. It is always better to prevent this problem from happening than to fix it after it has already taken place. Therefore, it is critical to take a look at the biggest addiction risk factors of addiction: family history. According to…

teen in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Mental health professionals founded cognitive-behavioral therapy on the concept that negative thoughts generate negative feelings. These feelings about the self and reality contributed to any individual’s issues. Since its conception, cognitive-behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, has become a very popular type of psychotherapy. Therapists often use CBT as a treatment for those struggling with…

teen boy sitting outside experiencing impulse control

The Relationship Between Impulse Control Disorders and Addiction

One of the primary causes of teen substance abuse is a class of common conditions known as impulse control disorders. Disorders of this nature involve an individual who has difficulty resisting the urge to engage in certain behavior and actions. These behaviors and actions are ultimately harmful and self-destructive. Impulsive behavior can also involve positive…

teen girl in profile in the dark apathy

The Apathy-Addiction Cycle, and How to Break Out

Apathy, which is a lack of interest or enthusiasm, can fuel the cycle of addiction. Once caught in such a cycle, teens can spiral and find themselves dealing with mental health disorders such as depression. When teens are struggling with substance abuse and mental health simultaneously, they require a dual diagnosis treatment program in order…