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As teenagers grow and seek new experiences, parents begin to worry about the risks associated with these new experiences. Teen substance abuse can have a substantial negative impact on the lives of teens and their families, leading to addiction, co-occurring mental illness, and even death. Learn more about self-medication, substance abuse, and addiction in teens,…

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Methamphetamine is one of the most addictive drugs commonly used for recreational use. It is easy to ingest, it is easier to access now with a resurgence in supply, and yet it is also one of the hardest to recover from. Not only are the withdrawals and cravings brutal, but there can be lasting damage…

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Most of the time, when you choose a path in life, you can easily choose another path at any time. That is rarely the case with addiction, because addiction is a path that requires much effort to leave behind. One of the most difficult paths to leave behind is the path of meth addiction. Not…

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There are so many drugs out there being used recreationally, and each one has their own set of dangers. Any time you ingest some type of controlled substance without a doctor’s supervision to know exactly what it is that you are taking, the potency of the drug, as well as the amount and frequency, you…

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Marijuana is more commonplace than ever before, especially since there are so many places where it is now legal to carry and use for recreational purposes. Despite the fact that it is still not legal for those under the age of 21 to use marijuana, more adolescents are using it than ever before, too. However,…

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With all of the conversations around the legalization of marijuana, one of the things that get overlooked is, although it is legal, it is still only legal for those who are over the age of 21. Too many adolescents assume that if it is legal for adults, then it is okay for them, also. However,…

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Vaping was originally presented as an alternative to smoking. Some even claimed that it was a way to help people stop smoking. You have likely heard and seen the ad campaigns that have opened eyes about manufacturers targeting children and adolescents with their vape products that have flavors of candies and sweets. But all of…

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Smoking has long been portrayed as something “cool.” But that was your parents’ generation, or maybe even your grandparents’ generation. Now vaping is the thing to do. Everyone who is anyone vapes, right?  The problem is that there are big health risks with both habits. Both smoking and vaping involve nicotine, which is very addictive.…

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No one ever wakes up and says “Hey, just for fun, I think I’ll find some treatment for my mental health and addiction recovery.” Treatment is something most people wait to seek until someone else asks them to or they have hit rock bottom. These don’t have to be the only options, though. When you…

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