#Teen Alcohol Use

Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources Risky Behavior Hero
Mental Health

The Truth About Teens and Risky Behavior

Teens engaging in risky behavior is nothing new. Teens have a reputation for being wild. And, like most stereotypes, there’s truth in that image. Psychological and physiological changes in the adolescent body and brain contribute to risk-taking behavior. Glorified by the media in numerous novels and films (remember Risky Business?), teen risky behavior isn’t entertaining [...]
Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Shocking Stats Teen Drinking Epidemic
Substance Abuse

Shocking Stats on the Teen Drinking Epidemic

The teenage years are often filled with risky behaviors and feelings of invincibility. These 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. The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse defines binge […]

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

States Fight Fake ID Use and Underage Drinking

Recent studies have found that approximately 33 percent of college students are carrying a fake ID. Some see this as a pandemic problem, while others view it more as a rite of passage. However, New York is taking steps to make using a fake ID more difficult in the coming years. The Empire State is […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Signs Symptoms Teenage Drug Use
Substance Abuse

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 teenage drug use can begin quite early in life. For example, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry states that the average age of first marijuana […]

Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources: Strict Parents May Decrease Substance Abuse Among Kids
Restoring Families

Strict Parents May Decrease Substance Use and Abuse

A recent study confirms that the old adage “it takes a village to raise a child,” may be true. We live in an age where we often don’t know the names of our next-door neighbors. However, findings from the UC San Diego research show that the parenting style you choose will play a major role in […]

Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources : Teenage Hormones Sexuality
Empowering Teens

Teenage Hormones and Sexuality

If you’re a teenager, you’re no stranger to the power of hormones. Starting as early as age 7 or 8, your body begins to produce the hormones that are responsible for the changes of puberty. Teenage hormones are the chemicals that cause the physical growth and sexual development that will carry you through your teens […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teen Alcohol Rehab How Teens Get Drunk Without Alcoholic Beverages
Substance Abuse

How Teens Get Drunk Without Alcoholic Beverages

It’s no secret that teens often experiment with alcohol. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2014, more than 1.6 million between the ages of 12 and 20 drove vehicles under the influence. If you are in need of help, please contact us. We are here to help. Find […]

Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources: How Consumption Affects Growing Teens
Restoring Families

How Alcohol Consumption Affects a Growing Teen

The teenage years are filled with many milestones. From entering puberty, learning to drive, getting a first job, going on a first date, the list goes on. For many teens, adolescence is also the time when they get drunk for the first time and experiment with illicit drugs. As much as you want to protect […]