Tag Archives: Adolescents

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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Approaching an Adolescent Who Is Engaging in Underage Drinking

Teenager Looking into the Distance Approaching an Adolescent who is Engaging in Underage Drinking can be a daunting tasks. Often times parents and caregivers are often unsure of how to know if their child is drinking besides evaluating environmental or instinctual signs. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, there are signs you can look for to [...]
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Drinking In Adolescents May Lead to Serious Long Term Health Risks

Adolescents drinking An analysis of Vietnam-era veterans, found that those with alcohol dependence in young adulthood had on average, three medical conditions by the time they reached 60. Further research also found that young adults who drank for 5 or more years showed both physical and mental health decline once they reached their 60’s [1]. In a [...]
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Overdoses in Youth Have Tripled

Youth Opioid overdoses have nearly tripled among kids, teens and children under 10 the highest rate of painkiller poisonings were Oxycontin, Percocet or Vicodin. For children aged 1-4, the number of poisonings increased to 205% from 1997-2012 and for teens aged 15-19 the increase was 176% [1]. In 2014 more people died from drug overdoses than [...]
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Influence of Peer Pressure on Adolescents and Substance Abuse

Friends dealing with peer pressure Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Peer pressure has been an active force in the American culture for many, many decades. Essentially, peer pressure is the strategy by which any group influences its members. Those on the receiving end, eventually change their behavior to conform with the group. Unfortunately, a group rarely [...]
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