/Teen/Young Adult

How to Encourage Your Child to Avoid Drugs

Recent statistics from drug campaign group Monitoring The Future (MTF) reveal that frequent drug use among 12th graders is as high as 23%. Whilst many schools provide good drug education services, there are many possible methods to encourage your child to avoid taking drugs. This article outlines a number of [...]

2018-07-12T14:27:37+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Teen/Young Adult|

Young Adults Less Likely to Use Opioids For Pain Than Their Parents

Mom and Dad may reach for a prescription opioid when dealing with pain, but Junior is more likely to try a more natural and healthy approach, says a new study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) that asked 1,011 adults from ages 18 to 92 about how they deal [...]

2018-07-02T17:26:45+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Drug Addiction, Teen/Young Adult|

Your Drug Addicted Teen: 5 Considerations That Could Fast-Track Their Recovery

Addiction has become an epidemic among teenagers. As the increasing pressures of physical, social, and educational development bear down upon them, they find solace in drugs and alcohol. Some teens are able to navigate these pressures especially well and indulge infrequently, if at all, in mind-altering substances. Of the remainder, [...]

2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Drug Addiction, Teen/Young Adult|

Three Small Steps to Stop Child Drug Use

You know your teen or young adult is using drugs or alcohol. You may feel completely overwhelmed, even hopeless.  How will you help him?  Even with your rules in place and all of your love, your child is not responding to your pleas. 1. Use Your Power For Good Take [...]

2018-07-08T01:52:18+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Teen/Young Adult|

Teen Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse Has Gone Down

The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse conducts an annual survey with 45,000 teenagers ages 14-18 across the country in public and private schools. The results for 2016 uncovered remarkable numbers. Teen drug abuse is at its lowest level in decades. 37 percent of high school seniors reported being drunk [...]

2017-10-23T18:06:18+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Drug Addiction, Teen/Young Adult|

Signs your child may be going through heroin withdrawal

It's 2017 and heroin has become a drug of choice for many young Americans - there's no reason to sugar coat it anymore. Heroin withdrawal is something that all heroin addicts will eventually go through, and chances are, they will need to undergo some type of medical detox protocol coupled [...]

2017-02-20T20:07:00+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Addiction, Detox, Drug Addiction, Rehabilitation, Teen/Young Adult|

Alcohol Abuse Among College Students

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, all college students are affected by alcohol misuse among peers, whether they drink or not. This is because there are such far-reaching effects of alcohol abuse among college students - beyond getting drunk, binge drinking and hangovers.  Even the most successful [...]

2016-05-25T00:26:46+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, Teen/Young Adult|

Should I send my son or daughter to Florida for alcohol treatment?

Whether it’s in movies, TV shows or videos on the internet, we live in a world where drugs and alcohol are frequently glamorized, and it’s causing our children to begin abusing alcohol at a younger age than ever before. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 9% of 8th [...]