Adolescents

Addiction And Adolescence

Adolescence is perhaps the most difficult time in a young person’s life. Teens are the most vulnerable to peer pressure, often experimenting with drug or alcohol use without awareness of the potentially devastating damage that can occur with prolonged use. Because the brain is not fully developed during adolescence, changes in the brain from drug or alcohol use occur quickly, making teens even more susceptible to addiction.

Let’s explore more about adolescence with the articles below.

Articles About Adolescents

Are You Reckless? Is Addiction Reckless Behavior?

Are You Reckless? Is Addiction Reckless Behavior?

Lately I have been thinking about what prompts reckless behavior. We all know that in the past 4 months we have been cautioned to act with reserve, to stay put, to social distance and to wear masks. However, life is messy, and events have occurred which have served as...

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Do you Hold Space for Others?

Do you Hold Space for Others?

This morning I was drinking my coffee and reflecting on my family, my work and you dear friends. I wondered do I truly hold space for those I love and care for and work with. In the addiction and behavioral health field we talk a lot about being in gratitude, of doing...

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What Happens To A Child In An Alcoholic Family?

What Happens To A Child In An Alcoholic Family?

A Tornado Of A Childhood Last week a wonderful family called me. They were worried about their little boy. Both parents were in recovery and had grown up in alcoholic families. They were concerned about their child. He was 7 and every night he awoke with terrors of...

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Happy Halloween, Trick or Treat Part 1

Happy Halloween, Trick or Treat Part 1

Dear Reader, I love Halloween with all the tricks and treats, and how everyone gets to let their inner child out by dressing up and becoming someone they always wanted to be. This year my 6-year-old granddaughter wants to be Supergirl, while her brothers plan to dress...

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An Open Letter to Juul (and Dr. Mark Rubenstein)

An Open Letter to Juul (and Dr. Mark Rubenstein)

An Open Letter to Juul (and Dr. Mark Rubenstein): It was recently reported by the L.A. Times that you, Juul Labs, have hired Dr. Mark Rubenstein as your medical director from the University of San Francisco to oversee your research in an effort to legitimize Juul....

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