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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What Parents Need To Know About Vaping

Only a decade ago, teen vaping was rare, according to the Food and Drug Administration. While we’ve seen cigarette usage decline considerably among adolescents, over 25% of 12th graders reported they had vaped in the past year, according to the 2019 round of the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study. What Exactly Is Vaping,…

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

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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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The Treacherous Path of Meth Addiction

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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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Seeing Through the Smokescreen of Vaping

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The trend of vaping came about in a huge smokescreen of flavors and lies. Telling us that it was healthier than smoking was a very low bar to begin with, but then it turns out that it really isn’t healthier at all. They made products with flavors that would appeal to children, even though it…

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Protecting Yourself from Relapse

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After spending all of that effort in treatment, the last thing you want now is to relapse. But that is so much easier said than done. If you have used substances for any length of time, it can be very difficult to maintain sobriety. There are going to be times of stress, old friends who…

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How Marijuana Impacts Our Mental Health

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The legalization of marijuana in so many states has made the drug incredibly popular and even more accessible. There are so many different ways to ingest it, and it has become very normalized. However, we forget that marijuana is still illegal for anyone under the age of 21. There are a lot of reasons for…

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