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Dangers of Drug Experimentation

Cognitive skills are still developing during your teenage years. However, it is also in these years where social and peer pressure peaks. These factors can have a significant impact on behavior and developing habits. Drug use and experimentation are some habits your parents fear for their teens, and rightfully so. Drug experimentation can lead to…

How Is The Opioid Epidemic Affecting The Youth?

When an epidemic of the proportions the opioid epidemic is ravaging the world, the youth have to be taken into consideration. Losing friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, schoolteachers, and other critical adults in their lives to opioids takes a toll. Experiencing the opioid epidemic second hand has an effect. Exposure to a drug-affected…

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 to a higher risk of experimentation and/or substance abuse in adolescence as well. Post traumatic…