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  • The “Disturbing Link” between Energy Drinks and Teen Addiction

    Have you seen the new scary headlines about energy drinks? “Energy-drink consumption may lead to cocaine use, study says” reads USA Today. “Are Energy Drinks the Real Gateway Drugs to Substance Abuse?” screams social website Care2. So what is the real story? If you see a Red Bull or a Monster in your kid’s hand, […]

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  • Do 12-Step Programs Work for Addicted Teens?

    As the Chinese proverb goes, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” For teenagers who are addicted to alcohol or illicit substances, the long road to recovery often starts with a therapy regimen which includes elements of a 12-step program. A 12-step program is an approach to addiction and recovery which […]

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  • Lovato Documentary Highlights Dangers of Teen Addiction

    (Image credit: Jonny/ Flickr) (Image credit: Jonny/ Flickr) Demi Lovato. Child actress. Disney Channel star. Pop singing sensation. Hasbro spokesgirl. Joe Jonas’ girlfriend. Wilmer Valderrama’s girlfriend. X-Factor judge. Drug addict. In Simply Complicated, Lovato’s second documentary that was released in October of 2017, the 25-year-old sheds more light on her battle with substance abuse. Some of the […]

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  • Miss Florida Partners with Advanced Recovery to Teach Tweens and Teens about Drugs

    Miss Florida 2017 Sara Zeng. Image credit: drugrehab.com Miss Florida 2017 Sara Zeng. Image credit: drugrehab.com Advanced Recovery Systems realizes that sending a drug counselor armed with statistics and other information to talk with young people about substance abuse is not always the most effective way to communicate the dangers of addiction and outline the resources available […]

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  • How Does Teen Addiction Treatment Differ from Adult Addiction Treatment?

    Most people are aware of the concept of “age-appropriateness” regarding adults and adolescents. That is why there are separate approaches when it comes to areas like incarceration, sex education, and criminal responsibility. So why do some substance abuse treatment facilities try to address addiction in the same way for teens as they do for adults? […]

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