Substance Abuse Articles and Resources

Addiction Hope is dedicated to providing timely and helpful information on the dangers of various drugs as well as alcohol. Continue reading below to see our latest blog posts on substance abuse. Under the “Substance Abuse Navigation” menu, you can click on the drop-down arrow to see evergreen, general information on dozens of individual drugs, including prescription substances.

Influence of Peer Pressure on Adolescents and Substance Abuse

Contributed by Staff of 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, particularly in the case of substance abuse. Those on the receiving end, often eventually change their behavior to conform to the [...]
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Deaths of Despair & Addiction

Guy struggling with Suicide and substance abuse Suicide and substance abuse deaths are dramatically increasing in Millennials. The opioid crisis and increased drinking substantially contributed to the 36,000 millennials who died in 2017 alone. Depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues are increasing in our young adults, and this is a major contributing factor. Our society moves at a rapid, overwhelming pace. [...]
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Teens and Poor Decision-Making: What is a Parent to do?

Teenager struggling with opiates Today’s teenagers and their adolescent brains are exposed to numerous pressures. Academics, sports, and extracurricular activities are becoming more and more competitive. Furthermore, young adolescents are growing up in the era of widespread technology, the vast influence of social media, and more significant tendencies toward stress and anxieties. Steering through such volatile times with your [...]
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Tending Dandelions- Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children – Part 7

man Sitting at the window batteling Eating Disorders and Addiction Kirsten Haglund of Addiction Hope and Eating Disorder Hope conducted an interview with Sandy Swenson about her experience with a son struggling with addiction, the significant changes she made during his treatment, eating disorders and addiction, and the resulting book she wrote Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children. Kirsten interviews guests that [...]
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Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children – Part 6

Man sitting by a river sad about the stigma of addiction Kirsten Haglund of Addiction Hope and Eating Disorder Hope conducted an interview with Sandy Swenson about her experience with a son struggling with addiction, the significant changes she made during his treatment, the stigma of addiction, and the resulting book she wrote Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children. Kirsten interviews guests that [...]
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