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How Can I Get My Child to the Right Treatment Center?

When children struggle with problematic behaviors—like addiction, promiscuity, cutting, or other issues—their parents know that they need help. Parents can see the problems occurring and try their best to intervene. They might set up appointments and have their child regularly meet with a counselor, psychiatrist, or other professional. However, at times, the problems can get […]

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How Can Kids be Affected by Pain Management Medications?

Pain management medications are powerful, especially to the developing mind. Teenagers and kids may be involved in sports or recreational activities that might lead to broken legs, loose teeth, or other injuries. Kids may also be exposed to pain management medications if their parents suffer from chronic pain and use medication to manage the pain. […]

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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 […]