#Teen Drug Use

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Music Festivals
Substance Abuse

Music Festivals and Drug Use: Why Teens Are At Risk

by Jamison Monroe, Jr.  Music festivals can be fun and exciting for teens. But they can also be dangerous and even deadly. Music festivals bring with them a host of risky activities associated with festival culture. Many of these activities are particularly attractive to teenagers—specifically drugs. While big summertime gatherings like Lollapalooza and Coachella are […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources Teen Drug Use Hero
Substance Abuse

10 Facts About Teen Drug Abuse

Substance abuse in teens is an ongoing reality in the United States. Close to 5 million American adolescents suffer from a substance abuse or alcohol use disorder. Here are 10 facts you might not know about teenage drug abuse. 1. Nearly half of college students use illicit drugs. Teen drug use is common among college [...]
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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 […]

Mental Health

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 […]