Why Is Gender-Specific Treatment Important?

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Men and women often experience things differently, and that includes addiction and recovery, making the need for gender-specific treatment essential – especially for teens. Read More

Experimenting with Drugs Can Lead to Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Stems From Early Experimentation

Many people assume that experimentation with substances is just a normal part of the teenage years – a phase that most people go through on their way to adulthood. That can be true, but it isn’t always the case and can eventually lead to substance abuse. Read More

How to Talk to Your Teen About Prescription Drug Abuse

Discussing Prescription Drug Abuse With Your Teenager

There’s an opioid epidemic in the United States, and it isn’t just adults who are at risk. Teenagers are also sometimes prescribed addictive prescription painkillers and other drugs that they become dependent on, and they’re sometimes also introduced to these drugs in other ways. The consequences of drug use in teenagers can be very serious, so it’s important not to ignore the dangers of teen prescription drug abuse. Read More

Recognizing and Preventing Inhalant Abuse

Inhalant Abuse: Recognizing and Preventing Addiction

Inhalants are a pervasive type of drug that often doesn’t get enough thought or attention. However, it’s important for parents and people who are responsible for teens to be aware of the possibility and signs of inhalant abuse and how to stop it. Read More

Understanding the Dangers of Teen Medicine Abuse

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Parents who worry about their teens using drugs often have images of street drugs in their minds.

They worry about “party drugs” like ecstasy or molly, or they worry about their teens trying drugs like marijuana or cocaine. They may worry about their teens experimenting with hallucinogens like acid or mushrooms. Read More