August 6, 2015

Four Signs Your College Student Could Be Abusing Drugs or Alcohol

Four Signs Your College Student Could Be Abusing Drugs or Alcohol It’s difficult to send your child off to college. If they’re not living at home, you no longer have any control over what they do with their days. For young adults, the first time away from parental control can be quite a transition, a […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
January 5, 2015

Treating Depression and Co-occurring Disorders in Teens

Treating Depression and Co-occurring Disorders in Teens Among adolescents seen in primary care with depression, a collaborative care intervention that included patient and parent engagement and education resulted in greater improvement in depressive symptoms according to a recent study. The overall rate of depression remission at 12 months was 50.4 percent for youth in the […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
December 9, 2014

Can You Thrive After Childhood Trauma?

Can You Thrive After Childhood Trauma? Recovery from traumatic events is never easy. However, humans are amazingly adaptable. Unfortunately, survival does not mean thriving. A person can survive traumatic events and be scarred for the rest of their life. Trauma affects children particularly profoundly. Children do not just get over trauma; they live with the […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
April 4, 2014

Deadly Drinking Game on Social Media

A new drinking game is rapidly spreading among young people using popular social media outlets.  The fad is thought to have originated in Australia, and then moved to New Zealand, Ireland, Great Britain, France, and the United States. The game called “neknomination” is very dangerous and although players are not exclusively teens or young adults, […]

Alcoholism, Current Events, Teenagers
March 19, 2014

Spring Break Dangers

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) about half of all college students binge drink at some point.  Spring break has been a tradition of college students for decades and is the most likely time that binge drinking will become extreme and turn deadly. According to Dr. Eric Collins, a psychiatrist […]

Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment
February 12, 2014

Marijuana Use Affects Future Generations

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai released a recent study about the effects of marijuana use by parents, on their children, as they grow into adults. Professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, and the study’s senior author, Yasmin Hurd, PhD, said “Our study emphasizes that cannabis [marijuana] affects not just those exposed, but has […]

Addiction Recovery, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Teenagers
January 24, 2014

Are ADHD Studies Accurate?

Twenty years ago, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) asked more than a dozen experts what the best treatment for ADHD was; they concluded that medication was superior to behavior therapy. The accuracy of those findings are now being questioned. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “about 8 percent of […]

Anxiety, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Parenting
January 13, 2014

Self-medicating Kids End Up in the ER

In the U.S., 58,000 teens per year end up in the emergency room after self-medicating with acetaminophen or ibuprofen and later finding that they are toxic in high doses. The next thing they know, they have accidentally overdosed and need medical help. Georgia’s Poison Center Director, Dr. Gaylord Lopez comments, “It’s not unusual for them […]

Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Children, Current Events, Parenting
November 27, 2013

Innu Leader Demands Action on Substance Abuse…Now!

Substance Abuse from an unexpected source The leader of the Natuashish First Nation, Chief Simeon Tshakapesh, has had enough. He has issued an ultimatum to the provincial government of Labrador, Canada: improve the Child Protective Services in our community or he will shut down the road to the multi-billion dollar hydroelectric project on Lower Churchill. […]

Addiction Recovery, Children, Current Events
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