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
April 24, 2013

New Jersey Establishes Drug Abuse Task Force

No one can argue that there isn’t an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in this country. We see the stories in newspapers across the nation every week. But what is perhaps startling for many are the statistics showing that this epidemic is most prevalent among people ages eighteen to twenty-five.  In New Jersey the problem […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Teenagers
March 7, 2013

Teen Drug Addiction May Start in the Home

Teen drug addiction is starting in the most unlikely of places: the home. According to Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., “Two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or family. It usually starts with one pill, swiped from the family medicine cabinet, turning parents into drug dealers and most don’t even know […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment, Teenagers
March 6, 2013

Teen Drug Abuse Climbs

According to a December 2012 study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teen drug abuse in America has been increasing. In an article posted on prweb.com, the disturbing new statistics are explained: “The age group with the highest concentration of drug users is concentrated in the late teen years and twenties. However, ages 14-15 […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Treatment, Teenagers
February 22, 2013

Bipolar Disorder in Teens Strongly Linked to Substance Abuse

We’ve long known that substance abuse is closely linked with certain psychological disorders. Co-occurring disorders complicate recovery for a large percentage of addicts nationwide. For this reason (among others), parents of teens who struggle with mental health issues have to keep a close eye on the warning signs for potential drug and alcohol addiction. In […]

Addiction Recovery, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Teenagers
February 19, 2013

Binge Drinking in Teens

In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to bring awareness to the prevalence of binge drinking in teenage girls. That binge drinking is a problem at high schools across the nation is perhaps not shocking, but the fact that girls are engaging in this dangerous activity as much as, or […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Teenagers