Are Flavors Being Banned for E-cigarettes?

Vapor emitting devices known as e-cigarettes have become a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States and have succeeded in their profits without fully knowing their long-term effects. E-cigarettes were marketed to be the scapegoat from smoking traditional cigarettes even though there was no research or proof of legitimacy of this claim. What has happened now,…

Why Is Meditation Beneficial for Adolescents?

There could be dissention in thinking that meditation for adolescents is a good idea. Whether the perception that meditation embodies religious beliefs or is a wacky practice for tree huggers, meditation is beneficial for people of all ages including adolescents. The truth is that meditation is whatever your adolescent makes it out to be. Meditation…

How the Holidays Can Affect Teens’ Recovery Path

Recovery is something that must be carried on for all 365 days of the year with a one-day-at-a-time mentality. For a teenager who struggles with substance abuse, sometimes staying sober on the daily can be a tall order to fulfill, especially during the holiday season. After Thanksgiving, the feeling of a festive holiday spirit becomes…

Is Accepting “Powerlessness” a Downfall for a Teen’s Recovery Program?

The first 12-Step program was devised back in the late 1930’s by two middle aged men who could not stop drinking without the admission of an addiction and helping others. Although they did not fathom their vision being something that turned into a fellowship that would go onto help millions of people with a variety…

Ways Teachers Can Influence Students with Substance Abuse

Teachers are the backbone to our education systems. Without teachers, there would be no one to pass necessary information onto adolescents that will help them to succeed in their future. In a classroom setting, the teachers get closely acquainted with their students and have to deal with a myriad of issues that may affect a…