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A Long Arm: Teen Depression

Author: Psychology Today -Depressed adolescents retain functional scars later in life.- You could say it’s depressing news. Not only do adolescents experience major depression at the same rates that adults do, three quarters of depressed adolescents experience further psychiatric disorder. By age 24, half of them have had…

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Warning Signs & Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Author: Eating Disorders Victoria It is important to know the warning signs of an eating disorder.  These may indicate that an eating disorder is developing or is being experienced in full.  Below are lists of behavioural, physical and psychological signs or changes which often accompany an eating disorder….

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Worrying Vs. Caring: Do You Know The Difference?

Author: Donna Labermeier via Huffington Post Most people would say that worrying is pointless and a waste of time and energy. I submit to you that it is actually harmful. Here’s why: Worry is fear-based. It is a projection of negative energy. Caring, on the other hand, is…

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3 Myths About Teen Use Of Marijuana Debunked

Author: Psychology Today It is not uncommon for parents of a teen abusing a variety of illegal mind altering substances, to attempt to make a deal with the teen; “that if they quit everything else, they will be allowed to just use pot.” This is not surprising given…

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Alcohol as a Gateway Drug: A Study of US 12th Graders

Author: Alcohol Reports The Gateway Drug Theory suggests that licit drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol, serve as a “gateway” toward the use of other, illicit drugs. However, there remains some discrepancy regarding which drug—alcohol, tobacco, or even marijuana—serves as the initial “gateway” drug subsequently leading to the…

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Welcome Gaby Perez!

  Gaby Perez started her path in outreach for Insight Treatment Programs as a co-speaker at local high schools in 2008 while still participating in the program. As an alumni, she’s found her experience at Insight as a more in-depth approach to reaching out to a greater population…

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Reasons and Signs of Teenage Drug Abuse

Author: Rapiddrugdetection.com Teenage drug addiction is a severe problem that could not be controlled successfully. A common definition of addiction is, “The uncontrollable and compulsive use of mind-altering drugs/substances, even though having the knowledge of the fact that such use may cause problems with one’s life”. Addiction can…

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