While the COVID-19 pandemic is dangerous on its own, its widespread effects on mental health may be even more damaging. In a recent survey by The Recovery Village, 74% of parents said COVID-19 impacted their kids’ mental health, with 27% reporting a significant impact. The majority (85%) reported new mental health symptoms they hadn’t seen […]Read more
Recovery Month Celebrates Addiction Recovery for Teens The biggest event in the recovery community each year is September’s Recovery Month. Recovery Month presents a time to celebrate mental health, substance abuse recovery and everyone involved in the recovery process. Whether you are a teen facing addiction yourself or the parent or friend of one, the […]Read more
The Truth Initiative was once known for its heavy-hitting anti-cigarette ads, but now they’ve taken on a new topic—the teen opioid epidemic and opioid abuse in teens. The Truth Initiative created what they describe as a series of opioid ads aimed at educating and preventing the use of these substances. The series is called The […]Read more
A change could be coming in Florida, with proposed mental health days for students. The proposal was recently approved by a House panel in the state, and it would allow teens to cite mental health as their reason for excused absences. The bill, HB 315, would also let school districts change their attendance policies so […]Read more
While we often hear about teens and substance abuse, including alcohol and prescription drugs, one father in Colorado lost his son to a different substance. 17-year-old Caden Williamson died in a car accident, highlighting the dangers of LSD and driving. Caden crashed his car into a street pole while he was high on LSD and […]Read more
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