Tag Archives: Adolescents

ADHD in Children – How to Manage Medicines like Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta

Child with ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent neurobiological disorders that inhibit children. 6.4 million American children, aged 4 to 17, have been diagnosed with ADHD. 6.1 percent of these children are being treated with medicine. ADHD is a condition that makes it harder to pay attention, causes hyperactivity and leads to [...]
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Addiction Recovery Options for High School Students

High school kids 46 percent of high school students are addicted or abusing some substance, be it alcohol or drugs. Needless to say, this trend has emerged as America’s number one health problem. Typically, substance abuse among kids begins at a young age. Studies depict that nine out of 10 addicted Americans most commonly initiated smoking, drinking or [...]
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The Reality of Digital Drug Addiction Among Teens

Teen with headphones In 2010, three students were reprimanded for appearing to be high on alcohol or drugs during classes at the Mustang High School in Oklahoma. Upon questioning, the students explained their apparent intoxication was due to trying a digital drug of sorts called the “i-dosers.” The administrators were unable to figure out if the students were [...]
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Current Advocacy Efforts to Help Curb Teen Addiction and Substance Abuse

Teen skate boarding A consistent pattern among adults entering addiction treatment has emerged. Almost all of them first began drinking or using drugs when they were mere teenagers. “When people start using at younger ages, the changes in brain structure and function are very, very pronounced,” explained Dr. John Knight, founder and director of the Center for Adolescent [...]
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Options for Children of Addicted Parents

Parent and child It is estimated that 25% of youth under 18 are exposed to family alcohol abuse or dependence [1]. Children who are exposed to this environment are more likely to develop depression, anxiety, or use substances at an earlier age than their peers. Often trauma can occur due to living with an addicted parent. It also [...]
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