How Does Mindfulness Change The Brain For Addicted Adolescents?

Today’s adolescents are alarmingly anxious. Anxiety disorders, which can include general anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder, are common in teens. 25.1% of teens between 13-18 years old will experience symptoms of anxiety in their young

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Does Faith Make A Difference In Adolescent Addiction Treatment? The Answer Is Yes!

Faith plays a complicated role in addiction treatment, especially for adolescents. Many have argued against faith-based campaigns for abstinence involving sexual activity or the recreational use of drugs and alcohol. They claim that pushing adolescents too far in one direction

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5 Suggestions For Parenting A Teenager When Addiction Is At Risk

Parents are either the first to know or the last to know that their children have developed a substance abuse problem. Addiction in adolescents can develop quickly and take a strong hold. As parents, you have the opportunity to keep

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Does Your Child Identify With These 4 Character Traits? They Might Be At Higher Risk For Addiction

What if you knew back then what you know now? Had someone told you that your child’s tendency toward anxiety, feelings of gloom and doom, or impulsive behaviors due to their diagnosis of ADHD could put them at risk for

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Adolescents Are Impulsive Because Their Brains Are Developing

The teenage brain is not fully developed. For the brain to completely reach maturity, it can take an adolescent well into their 20s, even their late 20s to develop completely. Specifically, prefrontal and frontal cortex are obviously part of the

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Is It Drama Or Is It Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Within the confines of our minds, whispered conversations with our spouse, or phone conversations locked away from our children, we’ve called them names we regret. Exhausted, we’re completely flabbergasted by our child’s ability to react in the volatile and dramatic

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Self-Care Is For You, Too, Parents!

Many articles float around the internet advocating for self-care. Today it seems everyone is afflicted with more stress than they have ever had to bear. Despite treatments for disease, money to be had, and more luxurious amenities of modern society,

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Opioid Abuse In Adulthood Might Be Linked To Childhood Trauma

Emotional abuse can result in post traumatic stress disorder. According to a new study published in Addictive Behaviors, childhood experiences of emotional trauma can lead to opioid abuse in adulthood. Various studies have indicated that childhood traumatic experiences can lead

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Dependent Personality Disorder And Addiction In Children

Early signals of attachment styles in children can indicate if they will grow to be dependent or independent adolescents. Dependency in early adolescent stages can prove to be a detriment when peers begin experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Symptoms Of

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Equine Therapy Reduces Children’s PTSD

The Horses and Humans Research Foundation recently funded a study into the “Effects of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy on Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Youth”. In the study, there was also a control group who received traditional cognitive behavioral therapy to treat post

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