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Addiction in Adolescents

The teen years can be an exciting time of discovery and exploration. Many adolescents 13-17 years old are just beginning to navigate through life and determine who it is they want to be. However, for many, this may include trying drugs or alcohol. While some may see this experimentation as a rite of passage, addiction in adolescents can have long-term consequences. There are a number of reasons adolescents may turn to drug or alcohol use, including:   Peer pressure or the desire to fit in As a coping mechanism for emotions To reduce anxiety or pressure of everyday life   […]

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Should I Worry About My Child’s Mental Health?

Mom Worries About Her Child's Mental Health

By Cindy Coloma According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one in five children experience a mental health condition every year.1 Mental health is a hot topic in the news, and with the coverage and new research, some parents worry about their own kids. Worrying about your child’s mental health is completely normal, and there are signs to look for. WHEN SHOULD I START WORRYING ABOUT MY CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH? As a parent, it can be difficult to know what’s normal in child development and what isn’t. Here are a few examples of symptoms that may […]

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How and Where Are Youths Getting Drugs?

Despite the fact that many commonly used drugs are illegal, there’s a greater portion of the population suffering from addiction today than at any other time in our history. In fact, the misuse of mind-altering substances has become so pervasive in the U.S. that it’s even alarmingly common among adolescents and teens. Statistics show that while underage use of tobacco products has decreased over the years, the use of alcohol and other intoxicants has actually increased by a significant margin. Looking at high school students alone, it’s estimated that about 35 percent have consumed alcohol at least once over the […]

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Helping A Child Deal With a Parent’s Alcohol Abuse

Children Heal From Parent's Alcohol Abuse

By Stephanie Thomas If you’re a parent and you’re reading this article, I can make one big assumption about you: You love your kid. The other details — the ones we’ll get into further down — don’t matter right now. That’s because your love, combined with appropriate action, has the power to set your child on a path toward healing. In this moment, consider your past behavior irrelevant. Grant the same for your spouse. Put your family trauma on hold for a second, and ask yourself the following questions: How can I harness the love I have for my kid? […]

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Drug Overdose Signs: Should You Call 911?

Drug Overdose Signs: Should You Call 911?

It can be hard to know what to do when your loved one is struggling with an addiction, especially when they are intoxicated. You may feel paralyzed when faced with the decision of whether to seek help or try to help them on your own. It’s important to remember in times like these that your first priority should be your loved one’s health and safety. If you see any signs of drug overdose or alcohol poisoning, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention for any reason. It could save your loved one’s life. Call 911. Warning Signs of Drug Overdose and […]

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