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What are Gateway Drugs?

The Gateway Drug Hypothesis The term “gateway drugs” is a common saying when talking about addiction. But what does it mean? The saying stemmed from the gateway hypothesis, which refers to a pattern of substance abuse early on in an individual’s life using legal substances like nicotine and alcohol, which then contributes to the progressive […]

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Xanax and Teens: The Dangers of Drug Abuse

Anxiety among American teenagers is quickly and exponentially on the rise, and with it, a rise in anxiety medication abuse. Xanax has quickly become the #1 tranquilizer drug choice among teens in the U.S., and death rates from this category have increased by 500 percent since 2000. Xanax is easy to access, offers immediate results, […]

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The Truth About Teenage Addiction: Statistics Infographic

Teenagers have more addictive substances available to them than even 10 years ago. No longer are parents only worried about protecting their children from the traditional substances they grew up around. While teens still abuse alcohol and drugs, a new terror has also entered into society and is starting to become a social norm. 2020 […]

Acudetox and What it Does for Teens in Recovery

What is Acudetox? Acudetox is the application of up to five fine-gauge, sterilized, one-time use stainless steel needles just under the skin at designated points in each ear. The needles then remain in the ear for roughly 30-45 minutes. How Does it Assist with Recovery? The procedure functions as an adjunct within a comprehensive treatment […]

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Signs Your Teen is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol

Teenage alcohol and drug abuse is an unfortunate reality in today’s society. According to a 2017 survey conducted with teenagers in the United States, 20 percent of high school students were offered, given, or sold an illegal drug on school property. In another study conducted in 2018, 43 percent of 10th graders drank alcohol, while […]