Your teen seems moody and withdrawn. He or she says unexpected things and acts in unpredictable ways. Is it just the usual teenage angst, or is your child high on LSD? Look for some common signs of LSD use, and learn how to start a conversation about drugs and addiction. What Is LSD? LSD is…

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In the world of marketing or advertising, the word “paraphernalia” is often used to describe things like brochures, books or stickers that promote a specific brand or a particular type of product. While this sort of material is certainly in use in the world of drugs, the word “paraphernalia” has a completely different connotation in…

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On This Page: A General Description Successes in the System Limitations of the Model Inspiring Changes Questions to Ask Winston Churchill once said, “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.” For addicts in recovery, fresh from inpatient rehabilitation programs, this quote has special meaning. These people may have homes full of treasured…

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  Outpatient programs are cost-effective venues through which teens can seek treatment while maintaining a daily routine conducive to their education, family life and social engagements. Through a reputable outpatient program, teens can maintain academic schedules while simultaneously staying accountable to outpatient program leaders, who can offer a bridge between teen addicts and concerned parents.…

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On This Page: Signs of Addiction Long-Term Consequences Finding Help Computers and the Internet have become essential tools in the modern business world. People rely on the Internet for just about everything including the following: Work Communication Medical advice Music Shopping Homework   People may jokingly claim to have an addiction to the Internet, but…

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The statistics about drinking and driving are often quoted, and they’re often incredibly frightening. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that almost 30 people in the United States die, every day, in crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. As statistics like this become more widely known, and laws are changed to…

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On This Page: Teen Depression and Parental Involvement Depression and Transitioning into Adulthood Supporting Independence Warning Signs of Deepening Depression When to Intervene The Importance of Self-Care Finding Help for Your Young Adult Child “As the mother of a high school senior who has struggled with depression for nearly 10 years, I’m anxious about how…

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Bipolar disorder is one of the most common mood disorders in the world, affecting millions of people each year. This common disorder is also very complex and can produce a wide range of side effects that can contribute to the development of additional disorders and addictions.   Can Bipolar Disorder Cause Sex Addiction? Someone who…

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By: Stephanie Thomas Persuasion is a tricky pursuit. You’ve tried it, no doubt. Nudging a friend to join you in your new hobby, convincing your parents to offer you a little more independence or begging your toddler to put on his pants — for the love! And, if you’re like most of us, your efforts…

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Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in the United States. The 2016 National Study on Drug Use and Health reported that an estimated 28.6 million Americans age 12 and over used illicit drugs during the month prior to the study. That means roughly 1 in 10 people struggle with some level of…

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