Author: New York Times Teenagers have been drinking alcohol for centuries. In pre-Revolutionary America, young apprentices were handed buckets of ale. In the 1890’s, at the age of 15, the writer Jack London regularly drank grown sailors under the table.
Author: Treatment Solutions A new technique that is being used among treatment facilities today is to look for and treat co-occurring conditions, such as substance abuse and mental illness. Another disorder that has recently been linked to substance abuse is eating disorder.
Author: New York Times The most psychologically correct holiday of the year is upon us. Thanksgiving may be the holiday from hell for nutritionists, and it produces plenty of war stories for psychiatrists dealing with drunken family meltdowns. But it has recently become the favorite feast of psychologists
Author: Huffington Post “I intend to believe in the power of meditation” | Support Mieke’s Intent There are two kinds of people in this world: those that are able to meditate and those that are not. I fall into the second category. I have tried many times but
Author: The Staglin Music Festival Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS) What Is The Prodrome? The “prodromal syndrome” is not a diagnosis, but the technical term used by mental health professionals to describe a specific group of symptoms that may precede the onset of
Author: Psychology Today Just because parental divorce has become so common today (many statistics suggest around 50% of first marriages divorce) doesn’t make it any less painful or formative in the lives of children and adolescents when it occurs. As I suggest in my book, “The Everything Parent’s
Author: Huffington Post A new government report confirms what many parents of teens with autism have long suspected: There is little scientific evidence backing up the current treatments used for autism spectrum disorders in older children and young adults.
Author: National Eating Disorder Association About Author: The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. We campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We
Author: Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D. (via Psychology Today) So many people allow fear to rob them of their reasoning, halt their happiness, or derail their dreams. So as we approach Halloween, I thought it was the perfect time to share 13 quotes on fear—the kind that keep you from moving forward in your
Author: S.A.M.H.S.A. October is Bullying Prevention Month and National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a busy and important time for prevention efforts. On the surface, bullying and youth substance use may seem like separate problems. However, from research, we know that youth who use substances are at risk for