Robotripping: A Guide for Parents of Teens

For some teenagers, getting high is simple. Opening the medicine cabinet at home gives them ready access to an over-the-counter medication that seems relatively harmless — but in high doses, it’s not. What is it? Cough medicine featuring the ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM for short). This medication is used in robotripping, which refers to ingesting products…

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Ask A Therapist: If My Teen is Using Drugs or Alcohol, Do They Need Rehab?

Two Caucasian women having nice lively conversation in living room. Cute young woman gesturing emotionally, proving something while talking to her middle aged mother on sofa in cozy interior

I just found out my teen is using drugs and alcohol. I’m so scared for them. What do I do?  How do I help them? Should I consider rehab centers, residential treatment, or family therapy? When is the right time to explore treatment plans?  If you’re asking yourself these questions about teen treatment, Kevin Randall, clinical director at Fulshear Treatment to Transition, has some answers about substance…

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Using Alcohol To Self-Medicate

Teen stops self-medicating with alcohol.

Teens trying to mask or suppress pain caused by trauma, loneliness, social stress, insecurity, and anxiety can turn to a behavior whose negative consequences include addiction and even death: self-medicating with alcohol. Learn about using alcohol to self-medicate and how you can help your teen overcome this dangerous behavior. What Is Self-Medication? It’s not hard…

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