Tag Archives: Adolescents

Drug Addiction in the Suburbs: What Can Concerned Parents Do?

Man looking at his watch Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Drug addiction, especially with pharmaceutical medications, is always an area of great concern throughout our country. Moreover, addiction can be as common in suburban communities as it is in urban areas. So what are parents to do within the confines of their [...]
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How Opiates Uniquely Affect the Developing Teenage Brain

Sad teen boy Misuse of prescription drugs is now ranked only second in prevalence to that of marijuana in the United States. The young adolescents are identified as the age group with the highest rates of prescribed opiates abuse with 5.9 percent reporting nonmedical use. What makes matters even more concerning is that young adolescence is essentially characterized [...]
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Sex Addiction Claiming More Kids Thanks to Social Media

Teen struggling with sex addiction and social media It seems that the general public has a hard time believing that sex can become an unhealthy addiction. And because the DSM-V currently doesn’t recognize sex addiction, formally known as Hypersexual Disorder, many therapists refuse to see it as a psychological disorder [1]. However, try telling that to the more than 9 million sufferers of [...]
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Impact of Substance Use Disorder on Teens at Elite High Schools

Teens facing substance use disorder Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center There are multiple factors that influence a person’s risk for a substance use disorder (SUD), including biological components and environmental issues. The reality is that addiction does not discriminate based on gender, race, culture, or even socioeconomic status. Under the right conditions, any [...]
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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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