We know the holidays can bring great joy, but also stress. For teens and adolescents struggling with substance use disorders, extra stress during the holidays can cause them to use or relapse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes the importance of human interaction during this time of year and encourages relatives and friends to […]
Is your child suffering from a behavioral addiction to technology?
When you hear the word addiction, many parents immediately think of cigarettes, and drug and alcohol abuse. But, there is a wide range of compulsive behaviors that kids can excessively use to the point of disrupting their daily lives. For some families today, parents are seeing an out-of-control attachment to technology use, such as compulsive […]
Dare to address addiction: What parents need to know
By the time teens reach their senior year, nearly 70% of high schoolers will have tried alcohol, half will have taken an illegal drug and more than 20% will have used a prescription drug inappropriately, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Adolescents are “biologically wired” to take risks, seek large rewards and carve […]
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