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
Author: DrugFree.org A new study finds that OxyContin abuse has decreased now that the painkiller has been reformulated to make it more difficult to misuse. Many people who abused the drug have switched to heroin, the researchers report in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. The study
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
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
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
Author: Dee Cohen In my outpatient counseling job I see many teenagers turning to drugs and cutting themselves though only a portion go to adolescent drug rehab programs. As I delve into issues with them at the outpatient mental health clinic I work at, the main issues seem
Author: Mike Shery Self-injury, is when your teen deliberately hurts his or her own body. Some self-injuries can leave scars that will not go away, while others leave marks or bruises that eventually will.
Author: Kelly Barrera So your teen is having some friends over to “hang out.” Your teen wants you to provide a movie, snacks, and a six-pack of beer. Should you do it? Isn’t it safer to have your teen home with you so you can provide supervision? When
Author: peterhutch Teen depression comes in two forms. It can be a simple episode in which they are upset because of a break up. Or, it can come in a constant, heavy depression that can and does destroy lives. There are many things that you, as a parent
Author: Debby Smith Adolescence is an important period in everybody’s life. If a man gets into an excellent environment and improvises himself during this age, then he can reach great heights. Whereas, if an adolescent faces tough situation during this period, it will greatly affect his self esteem.