#Teen Drug Use

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Empowering Teens

Newport Academy Featured on C-SPAN Washington Journal Segment Discussing ’13 Reasons Why’

On a recent segment of the C-SPAN show, Washington Journal, Caroline Fenkel, Clinician at Newport Academy, spoke on teen mental health and suicide prevention. Caroline discussed the prevalence of teen suicide amid the stir over the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. She spoke via video link from New York City with Greta Wodele Brawner, interviewer for C-SPAN Washington […]

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8 Signs of Teen Depression

By Heather Senior Monroe, LCSW Signs of teen depression are important to recognize. Teen depression can impact the family. Teens feel a lot! Furthermore, adolescence is a time of turbulence and strong emotions. It’s important for parents and those who work with young people to learn how to distinguish between “teens being teens” and signs that […]

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Empowering Teens

Newport Academy Featured on a Special ‘Today’ Show Series

Newport Academy on the Today Show The Today Show came to Newport Academy to learn the truth from teens struggling with mental health concerns. NBC’s Maria Shriver visited Newport Academy to kickoff of the Today Show’s special series, “The Secret Lives of Teens.” Maria spoke with a group of Newport Academy alumni who bravely shared […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teens Reality Prescription Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse

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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Substance Abuse

Link Between High School Dropout Rates and Substance Abuse

In the United States, 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 […]

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 […]