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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…

Should Kids Set Their Own Schedule?

According to The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More, it can be beneficial to cognitive development for a child to set their own schedule, goals, and even their discipline. Barking Up The Wrong Tree, a popular blog site for tips on success…

When Their Bad Behavior Might Be A Result Of Your Bad Behavior

In 2015, the Journal of Youth and Adolescence published a study that examined over 200 parents and their teenage children. Researchers sought to understand where communication gets lost between a parent and a teen leading to a growing amount of aggression on both sides. Teens don’t feel understood. Due to changing hormones and a developing…

The Consequence of Choosing an Adolescent Treatment Center Without Academic Focus

Addiction in adolescence takes a toll on the student’s academics. Acting out in school, skipping class, not doing homework, constant suspensions and expulsions– parents run out of answers as to how to get their child to participate in his or her education. Underneath the surface of these problem behaviors are acute psychological processes which are…

Boys, Girls, Don’t Experience Depression Equally in Adolescence

Translational Psychiatry recently released a study which found that more teenage girls are depressed compared to teenage boys. The numbers were startling: thirty six percent of girls compared to thirteen percent of boys. Over 100,000 subjects were surveyed from 2009 to 2014 for The National Survey of Drug Use and Health for the study. Interestingly,…