Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

ADHD and addiction in teens
Posted by | July 30, 2018
ADHD and Addiction

What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of the brain which is identified by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development, especially...

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Posted by | March 30, 2018
Teenage Cocaine Abuse

The adolescent brain is in an on-going state of evolution, and the use of drugs disrupts the development of the brain, it's evolution, and its functions. Adolescent risk-taking normally peaks...

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Posted by | February 27, 2018
Teen Alcohol Abuse

Teen alcohol abuse is a significant problem for teenagers in our nation. Teenagers begin drinking for a myriad of reasons ranging from peer pressure to wanting to lose control, or...

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benzodiazepine pills
Posted by | January 30, 2018
Teenagers and Benzodiazepines

American teenagers have been recreationally using and abusing a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. The name of this drug may sound unfamiliar to parents. Benzodiazepines (BZDs) are commonly prescribed by...

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teen prescription drug abuse
Posted by | July 6, 2017
Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Teen prescription drug abuse is a major concern in the United States, for families, schools, law enforcement, rehab facilities, and the juvenile court system—almost anyone who interacts with teenagers. What...

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