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Why Some Teens Become Addicted While Others Don’t

The medical and mental health communities view addiction in teens as a chronic and relapsing disease of the brain that causes compulsive drug-seeking behaviors and the use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences. Initially, the decision to take drugs or alcohol is voluntary, but according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA,…

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Marijuana Use

Marijuana is a popular drug among teens. While some teens use marijuana because they are curious or want to fit in, others use it to deal with their anxiety, depression, or stress. Yet teen marijuana use is nothing to ignore. If you believe that the young adult in your life is using marijuana, attending treatment…

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Qualities of a Successful Residential Treatment Center

Building a safe, nurturing, structured environment that promotes positive change starts with hiring mentors, therapists, and clinicians who are able to see and celebrate the best parts of each teen in their care. Teens who struggle with substance use disorder may be reluctant to trust adults and authority figures. However, a knowledgeable, committed, experienced staff…

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Signs My Teen Needs an Outpatient Drug Rehab

Teens facing substance addiction are faced with several challenges. First, they are still navigating young adulthood, and secondly, they are dealing with mental health issues and addiction. An outpatient rehab program will provide teens with the opportunity to continue their daily routine while receiving comprehensive therapy. According to a 2017 report from the Substance Abuse…

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What to Expect in Residential Treatment for Teens

Is your teen battling a substance use disorder? Have you tried outpatient treatment programs and just have not seen the changes necessary to help your teen live a healthier life? A residential treatment facility for teens is the solution. Destinations for Teens provides residential treatment for teens who need support in conquering substance abuse. The…

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction

When a person has become addicted to drugs or alcohol, their entire mind, body, and spirit are affected by the substance. In particular, the brain can be tied to addiction before or after the substance abuse has begun. In either case, there is help for anyone willing to take the first step and admit they…