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Teens and the Reality of Prescription Drug Abuse

When most people think of teens and drug abuse, they conjure up thoughts of cocaine, heroin, MDMA, and other illegal drugs at raging high school parties. The truth about teens and drug abuse, however, is quite a different one. Some of the drugs most commonly abused by teens are, in fact, prescription drugs. What is […]

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Why You Should Watch Out for Eating Disorders Affecting Your Teen – Infographic

We live in a culture that reveres youth and beauty, idolizes the thin and fit, and places significant pressure on adolescents to conform to the unrealistic standards of beauty it has idealized. It’s evident on the covers of magazines, on the runways of world famous fashion shows, and on the “thinspiration” blogs peppered across the […]

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Four Ways to Help Your Teen Avoid Addiction

Studies show that illicit drug use among teenagers is on the rise. From 2012 to 2013, the number of teens who abused some form of narcotic, stimulant, depressant or other drug climbed from 9.3% to 10%, which might seem slight, but it shows that kids are continuing to experiment. Of course, kids will be kids, […]

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Three Signs Your Teen May Need a Rehab Facility

For parents across America, it’s an unfortunate reality that approximately 10 million children between the ages of 12 and 20 have reported consuming alcohol during the past 30 days. A 2012 study from HealthDay News showed that approximately 17% (2.5 million) of all U.S. teens had abused alcohol or drugs just during school hours. That […]

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How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drug Abuse

It’s not easy being a teenager in the United States. Though we’ve all endured our angst-ridden, awkward and often painful junior high and high school years, there is an entire generation of young people currently grappling with theirs. From hormonal body changes to college admissions applications, unquenchable curiosity to puzzling social anxiety, varsity football games […]

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What to Do If Your Daughter Is Suffering from an Eating Disorder or Drug Addiction.

The social dynamic among many teenagers in the United States can fuel some regrettable experiences. Facing regular judgement among their peers, constantly struggling to fit in, and peer pressure can result in teen substance abuse, and even drug addictions. Sadly, this is particularly true for high school girls. Other difficult health complications such as eating […]

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Three Reasons to Take Your Teen in for Treatment

In 2012, U.S. News and World Report published the findings of a survey that showed that approximately 17% (2.8 million) of high school students were abusing drugs, alcohol or tobacco during school. If you’re a parent of a teenager whom you suspect has developed some kind of substance abuse problem, there’s little time to waste. […]

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How to Find the Best Drug Rehab Programs for Teenagers

Though it might not be reaching the “epidemic” proportions often reported in nightly news reports, teenage drug addiction is still a massive problem in the United Sates (as well as in the world at large). Luckily, plenty of treatment centers now offer specialized drug rehab for teenagers, and can provide affected youths with the kind […]

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Marijuana Abuse Among Teens in WA Is the Concern of Public Health Group

Ever since marijuana became legal for adult use in Washington State, the state American Civil Liberties Union and several public health groups have been working tirelessly to limit teen access to the drug. These organizations are requesting that marijuana: Only be sold in opaque, child-proof packaging Not feature packaging that could be deemed appealing to […]

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More Teens Getting Their Drugs Online, Says Report

A recent study from the Partnership at DrugFree.org reported that approximately one-quarter of high school students in the United States admit to having abused prescription medications. To put this percentage in perspective, that’s a whopping 5 million teens. While many of these adolescents get the medications they abuse from their friends or the family medicine […]

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