Archive for May, 2014

Teen Opioid Abuse and Opioid Addiction

Posted on 30. May, 2014 by .

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Scan the Internet and you’re likely to find long articles, news stories, and web casts on America’s drug epidemic. More and more teens are getting hooked on opioids. It’s a common scenario: a teen gets hurt. Their physical pain requires the use of and a prescription for painkillers. Yet, over time, an addiction develops. Over […]

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Why You Need a DUI Attorney

Posted on 27. May, 2014 by .

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It is true; Americans love to enjoy life with a little extra libation involved. An alcoholic drink whether wine, beer or hard liquor, provides the vessel to bring about deeper pleasures and the stronger enjoyment of shared company with others. Alcohol can further enhance celebrations like weddings, graduations or a successful quarter of work. However, […]

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Teen Heroin Abuse: A Drug That Doesn’t Play Favorites

Posted on 23. May, 2014 by .

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Heroin is a dangerous drug. It’s so addictive that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re likely going to get hooked. It’s a drug that doesn’t play favorites. Anyone from any socioeconomic group can become addicted to heroin within a short period of time. Heroin is an opiod that is synthesized […]

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Heroin Not Exclusive to “Hardened City Junkies”

Posted on 22. May, 2014 by .

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Heroin use is most definitely on the rise in America. Since prescription opiates are difficult to obtain legally and are “increasingly expensive on the black market,” heroin has become the most viable option. As headlines and cover images are shifting to feature more people in suburbs abusing the drug, researchers hope that the discourse related […]

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The Dangers of Club and Prescription Drugs Among Teens

Posted on 20. May, 2014 by .

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It’s almost a cliché to think of drugs when you think of teens. It’s common for adolescents to want to experiment, to feel the pressure of their peers, and to be faced with the challenge of having to say no or yes to drugs. There are many reasons why a teen might say yes. On […]

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The Teen Brain, Addiction, and Drug Rehab

Posted on 15. May, 2014 by .

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The reason why medication for psychological illness, like antidepressants, work so well is because they adjust the chemicals in the brain. Antidepressants and other psychotropic medication affect the levels of dopamine and serotonin, which influence mood stability. However, drugs are chemicals too. They also affect the brain’s ability to regulate mood, one’s perception of the […]

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Teen Depression and Smoking, Drinking, Sleeping, and Exercising

Posted on 09. May, 2014 by .

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an organization that works to protect the citizens of the United States from health, safety, and security threats. The CDC does their best to counter disease (physical and psychological) as well as supports communities and organizations that have the same mission. Along these lines, they maintain […]

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PTSD versus Teen Acute Stress Disorder and Treatment

Posted on 07. May, 2014 by .

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Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is closely related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They are both anxiety disorders that typically develop after an individual experiences trauma. However, one difference between them is the length of time an individual experiences post-traumatic symptoms. If symptoms of anxiety and dissociation have been experienced for less than one month, […]

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Treating Teen Self-Harm with New Coping Mechanisms

Posted on 05. May, 2014 by .

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You’re angry. You’ve been waiting for your girlfriend to show up for hours and she hasn’t been in touch. She’s probably out with her old boyfriend, having a good time without you. The more you think about it, the more you feel the red coals inside burn stronger and brighter. The more you think about […]

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