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Teen Drug Use and Addiction

How Can I Tell If My Teen Is High on LSD?

Your teen seems moody and withdrawn. He or she says unexpected things and acts in unpredictable ways. Is it just the usual teenage angst, or is your child high on LSD? Look for some common signs of LSD use, and learn how to start a conversation about drugs and addiction. WHAT IS LSD? LSD is a psychoactive drug. This mean it acts differently than other types of drugs. LSD changes how parts of the brain communicate. Time Magazine reports that the drug primarily affects areas of the brain in charge of introspection, or self-perception, and external perception, or the senses.1 […]

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Teens and Internet Addiction

Teens and Internet Addiction

Today’s teens have never lived in a world without the internet. They are often more tech-savvy than adults and they embrace new trends and technologies. The Internet is a great way to stay connected and informed, but if you’re the parent of a teen, you know it can also cause a lot of problems too. Use can evolve into an obsession, and this obsession can become an addiction. Real life can begin to take a back seat to online time. TEENS AND INTERNET ADDICTION DEVELOPMENT Anyone can become addicted to drugs, the internet, or certain behaviors. However addiction is more […]

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Intervention For A Teen Addicted on Drugs

Intervention For A Teen Addicted on Drugs

The hallways of most public schools are filled with posters outlining the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Kids who watch Saturday morning cartoons may see dozens of commercials encouraging them to say no to drugs and alcohol. And most parents talk to their children on an ongoing basis about why experimenting with drugs and alcohol is dangerous. With anti-drug messages on so many fronts, it’s easy to believe that teens would never choose substance abuse of any kind. Although overall teen drug use is at historic lows, there are still young people choosing to use and abuse drugs and […]

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Outpatient Rehab Treatment For Teens

Outpatient programs are cost-effective venues through which teens can seek treatment while maintaining a daily routine conducive to their education, family life and social engagements. Through a reputable outpatient program, teens can maintain academic schedules while simultaneously staying accountable to outpatient program leaders, who can offer a bridge between teen addicts and concerned parents. Outpatient treatment programs offer an advantage above and beyond inpatient residential treatment, namely the ability to stay connected with family members, school and work – while still tending to recovery-related activities, for a portion of the price that an inpatient rehabilitation stint would cost. Many outpatient […]

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Are Doctors and Coaches Inadvertently Turning Teen Athletes into Addicts?

The discussion began a few years ago, when facts about concussions began to emerge: Do coaches, parents and even some doctors go too far in pushing teen athletes to be all that they can be? After much reflection, the answer has turned out to be: “Sometimes, yes.” But now the problem is even worse than allowing (or encouraging) some child athletes to keep playing when they have a concussion. Some of those people who are supposed to be watching over them are pushing them so hard, they are turning them into heroin addicts. The problem is so pervasive, sticking one’s […]

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