On This Page: Addiction Development Signs & Symptoms Treatment About Talbott Campus Today’s teens have never lived in a world without the internet. They are often more tech-savvy than adults and they embrace new trends and technologies. The Internet is a great way to stay connected and informed, but if you’re the parent of a…

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By Becca Owens For someone who lives with anxiety, an episode of overwhelming anxious thoughts or a panic attack can feel crippling. Not being able to return to calm is a terrifying experience, and it can change how you view the world for quite some time. In fact, the fear of entering another episode of…

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Any drug you take will affect your body — that is how they are designed. Some drugs speed up the central nervous system (CNS), and other drugs slow it down. Some drugs heighten your attention, while others make you drowsy or sleepy. Even prescription drugs have side effects, which is why you should only take…

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Morphine is a naturally occurring substance found in the Asian poppy plant. It has been used for over 6000 years as a way to treat pain and for its euphoric effects. Morphine is highly habit forming. Using the drug recreationally or in larger amounts or for longer periods of time than prescribed by a physician…

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By Patti Richards Any dog lover knows how a pair of big brown eyes and a wagging tail can immediately boost your mood. And there’s nothing like a happy bark and puppy kisses waiting to greet you after a long, hard day. Pets are forever faithful and grateful just to be in your presence. Knowing…

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By Alanna Hilbink A lot of people work while balancing, or learning to balance, their mental health. Nearly two-thirds of Americans are part of the labor force.1 Nearly one-fourth of Americans experience symptoms of at least one mental illness each year. Even people who don’t have diagnosable mental health issues still face a lot of…

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition which can lead those affected by it to make poor coping decisions. Drugs, alcohol and other means of distracting oneself in times of distress aren’t suitable coping mechanisms and do nothing to help mitigate or alleviate the symptoms of PTSD. There are numerous alternatives that can present…

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By Christa Banister With all the preparation that goes into planning for college — where to go, how to pay for it, what to major in — it’s not uncommon for something crucial like mental health to be overlooked in such a busy season of life. But those sudden life changes that come with going…

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By Stephanie Thomas “You’re so lucky to be a teenager! Best years of your life right here!” Those are the words that, on several occasions, produced in me an overwhelming sense of dread the moment they left a well-meaning adult’s lips. This is as good as it gets? This? Don’t get me wrong; I had…

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