Archive for the ‘Substance Abuse’ Category

  • Why Is Teen Substance Abuse Largely Untreated

    Why Is Teen Substance Abuse Largely Untreated?

    Jan 13, 14 • 1934 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Why Is Teen Substance Abuse Largely Untreated?

    A study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky found that close to 90 percent of teens with substance abuse problems during their teen years never receive treatment.The findings, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, provide a...

  • Lower Dopamine Levels In Cannabis Users | Teen Addiction Treatment

    Cannabis Users Show Lower Dopamine Levels: Teen Who Start Young At Increased Risk

    Jan 7, 14 • 2541 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Cannabis Users Show Lower Dopamine Levels: Teen Who Start Young At Increased Risk

    Some days it is difficult to get out of bed and go to work. If the alarm clock, the dog with the leash in his mouth, or the children don’t awaken the adults then they must rely on sheer motivation to get up and going. People with lower dopamine levels...

  • Peer Pressure's Effect On Teen Substance Abuse | Teen Drug Use

    The Peer Pressure Effect On Teen Substance Abuse

    Dec 31, 13 • 20131 Views • Self Esteem & Identity, Substance AbuseComments Off on The Peer Pressure Effect On Teen Substance Abuse

    Drug Facts Chat Day is a chance for teens to question frontline researchers about drugs.  Sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the day provides an online format for young people to talk openly with scientists in the field about drugs and...

  • Do Risky Teens Have A Greater Chance Of Drug Addiction | Addiction Help

    Do Risky Teens Have A Greater Chance Of Getting Caught Up In Drug Addiction?

    Dec 13, 13 • 2061 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Do Risky Teens Have A Greater Chance Of Getting Caught Up In Drug Addiction?

    There are some behaviors among teenagers that are difficult to explain. While it is easy to observe that teens are more likely to take risks than adults, for instance, experts have not fully understood why. The increased likelihood of teens engaging in...

  • The Downward Track Of Teen Substance Use | Signs Of Teen Drug Use

    What’s The 4-Step Downward Track Of Teen Substance Use?

    Dec 5, 13 • 1885 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on What’s The 4-Step Downward Track Of Teen Substance Use?

    Although every teen has their own story of what led them to use drugs and what happened as their drug use increased, there is a common or standard progression that most stories follow.  There is a four-step downward track that...

  • Top 8 Risk Factors That Contribute to Substance Abuse Among Teens

    What Are The Top 8 Factors That Contribute to Substance Abuse Among Teens?

    Nov 13, 13 • 17049 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on What Are The Top 8 Factors That Contribute to Substance Abuse Among Teens?

    Risk factors are conditions or behaviors which increase the likelihood that a problem will develop. There are known factors which make it more probable that a teenager will abuse things like drugs or alcohol. Some of the risk factors can be...

  • When A Colleague Struggles With Substance Abuse | Workplace Drug Use

    When A Colleague Struggles With Substance Abuse

    Oct 29, 13 • 2346 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on When A Colleague Struggles With Substance Abuse

    What do you do when you realize a co-worker is in trouble with a substance like drugs or alcohol? What is workplace etiquette and where are the lines on the issue? Most everyone knows someone whose life has been impacted somehow by drug or alcohol use, so the...

  • Study Illustrates Importance Of Effective Treatment For Girls Addicted To Meth

    Sep 27, 13 • 2255 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Study Illustrates Importance Of Effective Treatment For Girls Addicted To Meth

    Adolescent girls have multiple pressures in their lives, including academic requirements, social stressors and developmental changes that have a significant impact both mentally and physically. When girls in this age group are confronted with serious...

  • High School Drug Recovery

    The Recovery High School Movement: An Introduction

    Aug 23, 13 • 2247 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on The Recovery High School Movement: An Introduction

    The risk of relapse is something that all recovering addicts and alcoholics must confront. But for adolescents who are attempting to overcome chemical dependency, the statistics are especially depressing and discouraging: 80% of all teens who go through a...

  • Can ADHD Lead to Substance Abuse in Adolescents?

    Aug 6, 13 • 2030 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Can ADHD Lead to Substance Abuse in Adolescents?

    Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be a challenging diagnosis to live with, whether you’ve been diagnosed yourself or you have a child with the disorder. While there are many issues with which families of ADHD children need to be concerned,...