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What parents should know about prescriptions for teen mental health disorders
  What parents should know about prescriptions for teen mental health disorders
Posted inMental Health

Having an adolescent or teen that has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder can be nerve wrecking. Thankfully, there are many different tools that can help your teen lead a healthy lifestyle and learn how to control their disorder. These can include different types of therapies and, in many cases, medication. Medication should not […]

Childhood abuse increases chance of substance abuse problem, risk of relapse
  Childhood abuse increases chance of substance abuse problem, risk of relapse
Posted inMental Health

Child abuse and neglect have serious consequences for the adolescent, raising their risk of mental health issues, health issues, social issues and substance abuse. A new study found that it can and will even raise their risk of relapse after recovering from a substance abuse problem. The instance of child abuse and neglect is a […]

Spice: Risks and effects of synthetic marijuana
  Spice: Risks and effects of synthetic marijuana
Posted inSubstance Abuse

Have you walked through a convenience store and noticed multiple small packages, normally a shiny aluminum that states “Not for Human Consumption” that could pass for incense? If you have, then you may have been looking at synthetic marijuana. Also known by several other names such as K2 or spice, synthetic weed is a dried, […]

National Depression Screening Day helps test adolescents, adults for mood disorders
  National Depression Screening Day helps test adolescents, adults for mood disorders
Posted inTeen Depression

One of the biggest struggles an adolescent or teen can go through when they have depression is the lack of knowledge about what they are dealing with. Around five percent of teens suffer from depression at any one time, and teens with depression are at a higher risk of developing patterns of substance abuse, risky […]

Smoking alcohol eliminates calories, but dramatically increases risk of poisoning
  Smoking alcohol eliminates calories, but dramatically increases risk of poisoning

Alcohol consumption is a large part of our culture, from the casual drinks with a friend, a beer or a glass of wine at dinner or drinking at parties. Those who do drink should always be cautious and responsible about how much they drink as the affects of too much alcohol can be dangerous and […]

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