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Alcohol Awareness Month: Here is why April was selected for the campaign
  Alcohol Awareness Month: Here is why April was selected for the campaign

To educate and inform people about the ill effects of alcohol, Alcohol Awareness Month is observed in April every year in the United States. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors the event and encourages local communities to come forward and share their struggles against alcohol addiction on the way to recovery. […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Parental alcohol abuse can have serious effects on teens
  Alcohol Awareness Month: Parental alcohol abuse can have serious effects on teens
Posted inAddiction, Alcohol

  Alcohol abuse has snowballed into a major health concern in the United States. Researches are constantly being conducted to pinpoint at the factors that increase a person’s proclivity to alcohol. Alcohol addiction is a serious problem that affects not only the user, but his or her family and friends as well. In case of […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Dealing with pervasive problem of underage drinking
  Alcohol Awareness Month: Dealing with pervasive problem of underage drinking

Adolescence is like taking a new birth, albeit with a curious vision and desire to try something new. The emotional upheaval during this phase raises the risk of trying out harmful substances or getting involved in precarious situations, demanding immediate attention. For many teenagers, drinking is the rite of passage into adulthood, thus resulting in […]

Parental consent laws in US may influence studies on adolescent mental health
  Parental consent laws in US may influence studies on adolescent mental health

Various researches are being conducted worldwide to understand the causes and effects of various mental health problems. However, there is a probability that researches carried out on adolescents might not be able to get the correct picture of the situation because adolescents usually tend to seek their parents’ permission for participating in studies concerning behavioral […]

For Alabama teenagers, dentists are first source of prescription opioids
  For Alabama teenagers, dentists are first source of prescription opioids

Opioid addiction and abuse are much talked about subjects in the United States these days. Researchers and federal agencies alike are constantly finding ways and means to handle the situation by looking or causes and exploring solutions. Now a new study has revealed that even dentists can facilitate an addiction. The latest research titled “Alabama […]

Counseling Awareness Month: Handling teen depression through regular counseling
  Counseling Awareness Month: Handling teen depression through regular counseling

The field of counseling as a career path is witnessing a major growth lately. Counseling can be taken up in any field, including mental health, addiction and emotional or behavioral health. One cannot ignore its importance in bringing forth problems that people fear to discuss in the open. As per the American Counseling Association (ACA), […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: Miss Florida talks about alcohol addiction with teens
  Alcohol Awareness Month: Miss Florida talks about alcohol addiction with teens

Underage drinking is a serious problem in the United States. The fact that development of the brain continues until people turn 25 shows why drinking is harmful to adolescents and young adults. Inability to make rational decisions and tendency to binge drink are common problems associated with underage drinking. According to the National Institute on […]

National Youth Violence Prevention Week: Synthetic pot can push teens toward violence and substance abuse, says study
  National Youth Violence Prevention Week: Synthetic pot can push teens toward violence and substance abuse, says study

Not all weed available in the market is natural. Synthetic is becoming increasingly available in the market. At times, vulnerable teens end up using synthetic pot or fake weed designed to lend an effect similar to the natural strains of marijuana. However, the effect of fake weed is stronger compared to the ones resulting from […]

National Youth Sports Safety Month: Teens involved in risky sports more likely to abuse opioids, says study
  National Youth Sports Safety Month: Teens involved in risky sports more likely to abuse opioids, says study
Posted inTeens, Treatment

Injury and pain are common in most outdoor sports, especially, competitive sports or those requiring a high degree of stress, strain and stamina. Doctors often prescribe opioids to sportspersons for pain treatment. A recent study by a group of researchers from the University of Michigan revealed how high school athletes participating in high-contact sports like […]

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