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Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Shocking Stats Teen Drinking Epidemic
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Shocking Stats on the Teen Drinking Epidemic

The teenage years are often marked by risky behaviors and feelings of invincibility, two characteristics that tend to create a sense of unease in parents of adolescents. Though these risky behaviors take a number of different forms, one of the most common is binge drinking, which is defined by the National Institute on Alcoholism and […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teens Reality Prescription Drug Abuse
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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 […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: States Fight Fake ID Use For Underage Drinking
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States Fight Fake ID Use and Underage Drinking

Recent studies have found that approximately 33 percent of college students are carrying a fake ID by the time they are in their second year of school. Some see this as a pandemic problem while others view it more as a rite of passage. However, New York doesn’t find underage drinking a laughing matter and […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Link Between High School Dropout Rates Substance Abuse
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Link Between High School Dropout Rates and Substance Abuse

In the US, one out of seven high school students drops out before they make it to graduation day. This is an alarming statistic in this day and age where a college degree barely guarantees a future income that can support a family. Perhaps not surprisingly, a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teen Heroin Use Addiction Rise in Suburbia
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Teen Heroin Use and Addiction Continue to Rise in Suburbia

A trend has been growing over the last few years in suburban America – teen heroin use is on the rise. Most people think of heroin addiction as a problem relegated to the inner cities, but the prescription drug epidemic has pulled heroin out of the urban sector and into suburbia. What do prescription painkillers […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Five Tips for Siblings of Addicted Teens
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Five Helpful Tips for Siblings of Addicted Teens

Living in a household with a brother or sister who is suffering from addiction can be a stressful experience for anyone, particularly another young person. In addition to the normal, sometimes confusing aspects of growing up, the siblings of addicted teens may face an unstable environment that is not of their own making. It is […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Signs Symptoms Teen Drug Abuse
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Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drug Use

Parents might know that teens tend to experiment with drugs and alcohol, but they might also believe that it’s something that occurs late in adolescence. The truth is that drug and alcohol abuse can begin quite early in life. For example, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry states that the average age of […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: The Truth About Eating Disorders Drug Abuse And Teens
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The Truth About Eating Disorders, Drug Abuse, and Destructive Behaviors in Teens

Many studies have showed that eating disorders and drug abuse—both maladaptive, destructive behaviors—are intimately linked with one another. In fact, according to a report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, it was found that as many as 50 percent of those with an eating disorder also abuse drugs. […]