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Preventing Teen Substance Abuse is More Important Than Ever

Young teenager thinking about Teen Substance Abuse Every year that substance abuse is delayed during the adolescent brain development, the risk of substance abuse disorder decreases. Research shows that substance abuse initiated earlier in adolescence is indicative of a greater prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) into adulthood. Amid the present epidemic of opioid use disorder and overdose mortality, making the prevention [...]
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Drug Addiction in the Suburbs: What Can Concerned Parents Do?

Man looking at his watch Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC,  Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Drug addiction, especially with pharmaceutical medications, is always an area of great concern throughout our country. Moreover, addiction in the suburbs can be as common as it is in urban areas. So what are parents to do within the confines of their own families? The [...]
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Suicide & Teenagers – Battling Depression, Restoring Faith

Teenager battling food addiction “The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man’s troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.” -Dr. [...]
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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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Unique Issues Teenagers Face When Entering Drug Rehab

Teenager struggling with opiates Over the past years, drug abuse and overdose has emerged as one of the leading causes of fatalities in young adolescents aged 15 to 19 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recovering from addiction is strenuous and time-consuming for every patient. Teens recovering from addiction, however, face a unique set of [...]
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