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Addiction in Adolescence Can be Overcome with Early Prevention

More than 2 million adolescents are using drugs and alcohol right now. Drug and alcohol use among adolescents in the United States has gone down considerably in recent years, but the problem persists. As drug epidemics continue to spread, more teens are learning about drugs and avenues to purchase illegal drugs. Through social media platforms…

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3 Ways to Discuss Internet Safety With Your Teen to Prevent Addiction

More and more teens are gaining access to smartphones. Smartphones and the internet, in particular, are essential in the contemporary world. They enable these teens to engage in research, communicate with teachers, or even socialize with their friends. As parents, however, you need to take an active role in ensuring there are internet safety protocols…

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What to Look for in a Rehab Program for Your Teen

Addiction affects teenagers differently from how it affects adults. The treatment for adults and teens, therefore, varies. So, when looking for a rehab program for the teen, you will have to consider some factors. The factors may vary from patient to patient. Everyone has their own unique needs. But some of these requirements are universal.…

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Four Styles of Fighting with Your Teenager and Which Is the Healthiest

When it comes to raising teenage boys, there’s no question that times can get difficult. Even parents who have the best relationships with their children tend to run into disagreements and fail to see eye to eye. However, there is a significant difference between having healthy disagreements with your teen and causing lasting emotional distress.…

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Teenage Trauma Cannot Be Ignored If We Want Healthy Adults

It’s easy to write off our teens’ experience as “drama”. Teens can be very dramatic. What we don’t often see as parents is that our teens’ “drama” can actually be “trauma,” causing deep suffering in their mental and spiritual health. Commonly, childhood and teenage trauma can quickly turn into substance use or other mental health…

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Encourage Your Kids to Plug into Music, Not More Technology

When it comes to raising kids today, parents are quickly bombarded with the overwhelming amount of technology available. With social media and other forms of media being readily available, it can be hard to keep your teen on the right track. By encouraging your child to listen to music instead of sitting on their phones,…