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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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Is it Possible to Abuse Vyvanse?

Vyvanse is a prescription drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is prescribed to children, teens, and even adults. The prescribed purpose for using Vyvanse is to provide people with focus and energy. Vyvanse, however, is also an amphetamine salt allowing users to feel its side effects for up to twelve hours.…

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Side Effects of Vyvanse

Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. When taken in small doses, Vyvanse can be effective. However, like all psychoactive drugs, Vyvanse can be misused and overused. If you believe that Vyvanse use is causing harmful side effects, a good drug treatment program can help you build the skills…

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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

You can’t open the newspaper or the Internet without seeing stories about prescription medication dependence and addiction. It has, unfortunately, reached epidemic levels. In the middle of the problem, we find teens becoming addicted to their anxiety medications or picking up painkillers on the streets. Therefore, one of the only ways a parent can really…

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5 Ways Social Media Can Be Toxic for Teens

Teenagers love social media. From posting photographs to Instagram and participating in the latest TikTok dance craze, there is always a reason to be online. Yet sometimes, social media can become toxic for teens. And even worse: some have developed a social media addiction. Destinations for Teens provides internet addiction treatment for teens who cannot…

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Are Teens More at Risk for Addiction Than Adults?

Teen addiction is a growing issue for families. Unfortunately, it is easy for teens to experiment with drugs and alcohol and become addicted at alarming rates. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, an estimated 86 percent of teens know someone who actively abuses drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes daily. And although adults can…

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Avoiding Party Drugs

Teenagers love to party and have fun with their friends. For some teens, the ability to socialize with peers is enough of an adrenaline rush. But for others, there is a need to use party drugs such as ecstasy, ketamine, or methamphetamine. Unfortunately, using party drugs even once can result in severe consequences for teens.…

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How Party Drugs Affect Mental Health

Teenagers love to socialize and attend parties. And for some teens, using party drugs is customary. While some teens experiment with party drugs because of peer pressure, others are curious about how drugs will immediately make them feel. But what happens when the occasional party drug usage (which is not positive behavior!) becomes an addiction?…

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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…