Helping Your Teen in Recovery

Helping Your Teen in Recovery If your teen has struggled with addiction to alcohol or drugs, but is now in recovery, you may wonder just how you can be there to help him or her. First, it’s great that your teen has entered into recovery and is living a life free from addiction. As a [...]

By | July 29th, 2018|Adolescent Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Helping Your Teen in Recovery

Kids Hide Drugs – Where You Should Really Be Looking

Kids Hide Drugs – Where You Should Really Be Looking   Kids hide drugs. If they are abusing substances, chances are, they’ve got them around and parent’s don’t even know it. Why? Well, it’s like anything else, if they like it, they want to have it with them, and when they are developing a habit, [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Adolescent Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Kids Hide Drugs – Where You Should Really Be Looking

Talking to Your Teen About Drugs – What You Should Say

Talking to Your Teen About Drugs – What You Should Say   Talking to your teen about drugs is hard. Teens and drugs seem to go hand-in-hand, so when you are put in the position to have to have that talk, it can be even worse than discussing the “birds and the bees.” However, it’s [...]

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Talking to Your Teen about Substance Abuse – It’s Never Too Early to Start

Talking to Your Teen about Substance Abuse – It’s Never Too Early to Start   Talking to your teen about substance abuse can be a pretty daunting prospect. In most families, even the closest parents and teens have some kind of age-related, and developmental rifts. There are usually some topics that seem pretty off limits. [...]

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Teenage Binge Drinking – The Effects on the Brain are Worse Than We Knew

Teenage Binge Drinking – The Effects on the Brain are Worse Than We Knew   Teenage binge drinking is something that many of us hear about from time to time. For those of us that have teenagers, the fear that they will be drinking and using other substances can be terrifying. As parents, we hope [...]

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Teenage Drug Use–a Serious Problem for Teens, Their Families, and the Community

Teenage Drug Use--a Serious Problem for Teens, Their Families, and the Community Teenage drug use increases the risk of addiction. People who begin drug use in their teens are more likely to become addicted than those who first use drugs in adulthood. An adolescent’s brain is still developing and exposure to addictive drugs can increase [...]

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Teens That Take Drugs–Challenges and Issues

Teens That Take Drugs--Challenges and Issues Teens that take drugs face many challenges and difficulties. So do their families. In fact, teen drug abuse is a family crisis fraught with a series of crises for the teen as well as for loved ones. The teen's crises occur in every facet of a teenager’s life--school, home, family [...]

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Families with Teen Alcohol Abuse—Issues and Coping

Families with Teen Alcohol Abuse—Issues and Coping Families with teen alcohol abuse have very unique and painfully overwhelming issues. Every member of the family in which a teen is abusing alcohol has his or her own specific set of problems. As in every family in which there is an alcoholic, family members react to problematic [...]

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Understanding Teen Alcohol Abuse and Co-Occurring Conditions

Understanding Teen Alcohol Abuse and Co-Occurring Conditions Understanding teen alcohol abuse and co-occurring conditions can help you get your teen to the right help. Teen alcohol abuse is a serious issue that impacts not only the teen’s current life but can have dire consequences over the long-term. Additionally, the teen who abuses alcohol is not the [...]

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Teen Alcohol Abuse–a Serious Health and Safety Issue

Teen Alcohol Abuse--a Serious Health and Safety Issue Teen alcohol abuse is a problem across the U.S. It affects a wide circle—the teen, the teen’s family, and the community. Teen alcohol abuse is not only a significant health concern but is a significant public safety issue as well. Driving when intoxicated is just one example of [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Adolescent Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Teen Alcohol Abuse–a Serious Health and Safety Issue