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  • Teen Polydrug Use Associated Not Finishing High School-Teen Rehab

    Is Teen Polydrug Use Associated With Not Finishing High School?

    Apr 10 • Substance Abuse • 7295 Views

    Teenagers involved in polydrug use have a substantially lower chance of finishing high school than their counterparts who don’t use drugs, according to new findings from a multinational research team. Polydrug users, also known as polysubstance users, seriously increase their exposure to substance-related harm by Continue Reading

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  • Impact Sleeping Problems Have On Teen Alcohol Use-Teen Drug Rehabs

    What Impact Do Sleeping Problems Have On Teen Alcohol Use?

    Apr 7 • Alcohol Abuse • 3852 Views

    The presence of insomnia or other sleeping problems substantially increases the odds that a teenager will binge drink and experience a range of alcohol-related harms, current research indicates. For a variety of reasons, teenagers have significant chances of Continue Reading

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    The Mental Health Effects Of Teen Substance Abuse – How To Help Your Teen!

    Apr 5 • Featured, Mental Health • 4441 Views

    While impending mental disorders are not the fates of all teens who experiment with drugs or drinking, mental health is an important factor to consider when thinking about how drug and alcohol abuse affect young people. Substance abuse and mental illness often occur together, both in adults and teens. In many cases, someone with an untreated Continue Reading

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  • How To Help A Girl Who Self-Injures - www.TeenDrugRehabs.com

    Why Girls Self-Injure And How To Help Them

    Apr 3 • Behavioral Addictions, Featured • 3652 Views

    Your beautiful young daughter has scarred her arms and legs with instruments of torture: razors, glass, pencil erasers — anything that can cut or burn skin. The more marks appear, the more you feel desperate to stop her from hurting herself. You ransack her room and confiscate razor blades. You lecture, bribe and cry. Nothing you do or say helps, and all of your Continue Reading

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  • Tips On How To Cope With A Child's OCD - TeenDrugRehabs.com

    How To Cope With A Child’s OCD

    Mar 31 • Mental Illness • 2370 Views

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition most often associated with adults. However, a small percentage of children also have OCD. Most kids affected by OCD will typically see symptoms around the age of 10, and this can be very challenging for parents. However, there are ways parents can cope with a child’s OCD. Continue Reading

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  • Frightening Facts About Drugs In School - www.TeenDrugRehabs.com

    The Scary Facts About Drugs In School

    Mar 29 • Drug Abuse • 6424 Views

    Facts about teens doing drugs are frightening, especially for parents. Teen drug use rates are high and consequences of this experimentation are serious. Drug use can disrupt the developing teen brain and cause lasting damage as well as an increased risk for eventually becoming an addict. Drug use can also lead to academic problems, trouble with the law, accidents, injuries and assaults. Drug use in school happens, but it can also be prevented. Parental intervention is the most important factor.

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  • Sports Injuries Start Teens On Path To Drug Addiction - TeenDrugRehabs

    Sports Injuries Can Start Teens On Path To Drug Addiction

    Mar 27 • Prescription Drug Addiction • 3329 Views

    In the past decade, the illegal narcotic heroin has been working its way into more affluent neighborhoods after years of being the scourge of mostly lower-income areas and individuals. Many people in affluent areas are turning to heroin after becoming addicted to prescription opioid medications, because heroin is both significantly cheaper and often easier to obtain.

    The connection between prescription opioid addiction and heroin use is so strong that federal statistics estimate as many as Continue Reading

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  • Happy Teens - Teen Drug, Alcohol Use Declines - TeenDrugRehab

    Teen Drug, Alcohol Use Declines, Annual Survey Finds

    Mar 24 • Facts and Stats • 2040 Views

    The long-running Monitoring the Future study conducted by the University of Michigan suggests that teenage alcohol and drug use in 2014 are at the lowest they have been since Continue Reading

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    The Quiet Growth Of Teen Gambling Addictions

    Mar 22 • Gambling • 2214 Views

    Problem gambling among adolescents does not get the same kind of attention that is given to drug and alcohol addiction, or even to other behavioral addictions such as Internet or social medial addiction. Nevertheless, problem gambling, the only behavioral addiction officially recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), affects a large number of teenagers.

    The average age at which teenagers have their first gambling experience is Continue Reading

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    Boys With Bad Grades, Girls Who Argue With Parents At Highest Risk For Opioid Abuse

    Mar 20 • Prescription Drug Addiction • 2557 Views

    In any given year, a small but significant number of American teenagers misuse a prescription opioid medication. In turn, some of these medication-misusing teens will ultimately develop diagnosable symptoms of opioid use disorder, a condition that includes both non-addicted opioid abuse and opioid addiction.

    In a study published in November 2014 in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, researchers from the City University of New York used data from a federal project called the National Survey on Drug Use and Health to help determine Continue Reading

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