Your Teenager Isn’t The Only One With An Addiction

By dictionary definition, according to dictionary.com, addiction is “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming…to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.” The website actually lists ‘narcotics’ as an example. This definition could be applied to many things in life upon…

Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder have a Greater Risk of Substance Abuse in Young Adulthood

Bipolar symptoms can develop in adolescence, follow into teenagehood, and persist into young adulthood until it becomes the manifestation of adulthood. Science Daily reports that previous studies found a link between adolescent bipolar and the development of substance abuse issues has been revisited and made a new discovery. Researchers have found that the correlation between…

4 Behavioral Signs of Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse in children, teenagers, and adolescents is not always obvious. Behavioral signs can indicate that something is off with a beloved child and quickly reveal that substances are playing a part. Loss of interest Passion and a vertigo of focus are common characteristics of children. A child who has found their passion…

Examining The Effect Of Alcohol On The Adolescent Brain

Over 1,400 adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 were studied for a massive research effort on the part of the Brain Foundation of the Netherlands, conducted by Leiden University and other academic participants. A longitudinal study, which is too rare when it comes to studying the effects of alcohol on the adolescent brain,…