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Psychiatric side effects of medication: Deadly cough medicine abuse among teens
  Psychiatric side effects of medication: Deadly cough medicine abuse among teens

The ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM), which is commonly found in over-the-counter cough and cold medications, has been linked to significant harm if misused, especially among teens. For parents and adolescents alike, learning the deadly consequences of DXM abuse is necessary for instilling preventative measures. Cough medicine abuse stats The substance’s potential for abuse is heightened by […]

Psychiatric side effects of medication: The consequences of teens misusing ED meds
  Psychiatric side effects of medication: The consequences of teens misusing ED meds

The chemical compound sildenafil, also known as Viagra, entered the pharmaceutical industry in the late 1990s. In addition to effectively treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, the drug is primary used for those with erectile dysfunction (ED). Although sildenafil is more commonly marketed to older demographics, research has revealed that an increasing proportion of adolescents are using […]

Psychiatric side effects of medication: Isotretinoin and depression
  Psychiatric side effects of medication: Isotretinoin and depression

The chemical isotretinoin is a substance utilized for treating more moderate to severe cases of acne, which is a common condition of puberty. Also marketed as Accutane, the medication includes a warning that the product can cause psychiatric symptoms, including depression and suicidal ideation. While the disclaimer is based on scientific evidence, investigating this possible […]

Juvenile punishment and its relationship with drug use
  Juvenile punishment and its relationship with drug use

Increased drug use is becoming more associated with juvenile punishment. New studies show that incorporating rehabilitative and evidence-based methods can make a big difference in rates of recovery for teens. Arrest and abuse Back in the late 1980s, Richard Dembo, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida led multiple investigations on the link between detained […]

Millennials choosing careers in health care for their own health
  Millennials choosing careers in health care for their own health
Posted inAdolescents, Recovery

As time goes on, the job market of the United States has proven to be a constantly transforming entity. With advancing technology and expanding industries, new professions and demands are integrated into the marketplace. Despite this progression, research shows that the latest generation of emerging adults, also known as millennials, is seeking careers in health […]

Tracing teen drug use to social cliques
  Tracing teen drug use to social cliques

Many variables can influence a teenager to start using drugs. Although some factors are innate, a fair share of research has helped uncover the substantial role peer relationships play in this behavioral process. If one starts looking into the pressures of social acceptance as a teen, a trail of evidence leads to the reasoning behind […]

Adolescents’ attitudes across the generations
  Adolescents’ attitudes across the generations

Baby boomers, generation X, millennials. Generational labels like these are attached to a number of defining people, places and things. Primary figures in anthropology, psychology and sociology have continuously debated on whether generational attitudes and other characteristics are unique from one another or if they cycle with a predictable similarity. Scientific observations have revealed that […]

How unsteady income fosters an unstable mentality in teens
  How unsteady income fosters an unstable mentality in teens

According to the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the trend of unemployment is recovering. As of September 2015, the unemployment rate is now at 5.2 percent for high school graduates. For college graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree, unemployment is less than half that rate at 2.5 percent. Although these demographics […]

The importance of learning from mistakes
  The importance of learning from mistakes

Adolescence is filled with learned lessons and a growing sense of maturity through experience. As current generations of teens struggle with high expectations to succeed, it is still important for them to know that mistakes are a natural part of growing up. Gary Gilles, LCPC and faculty member of the University of Chicago, Trinity International […]

The huge gap between teenage drug abuse and treatment
  The huge gap between teenage drug abuse and treatment

The addictive potential of different drugs and the risk-taking tendencies of teenagers have given rise to a history of substance-related issues for many adolescents. Although research shows that rehabilitative programs and services are indeed effective, a troubling statistic is the small amount of teens that actually access or are given the care they require. Starting […]

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