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
When I was 7, my father died by suicide. To say I was traumatized to learn that he hung himself with a tie would be an understatement. My mother, also experiencing this trauma, had no place where she could share her loss and the feelings of guilt and shame and anger...
Funny how we delegate days and months to certain causes. The truth is that every day should be a suicide prevention day. Sadly, death by suicide is among the leading causes of death overall in the United States. There are, on average, 123 suicides each day. It is the...
September is officially here, and with it comes the welcome return to school for many students. The pandemic drags on, but there is hope for a return to normalcy in the coming months ahead. Still, living in the time of Covid comes with several stressors and concerns...
Many of us have been experiencing decision fatigue over the past year, but our young adults seem to be hit the hardest. Here’s what it is and how to help.
Knowing which roles were assigned to you in the past can be beneficial in healing as you move forward. What is your role in your family?
Feel as though you are always walking on eggshells around your loved one, not knowing whether you will be greeted by a two-headed monster or their sweet side? Tips to navigate personality disorders.
Families so often want to wait till after the holidays to have their loved ones go to treatment. Through the years I have often wondered what the wisdom is in that. Truth is most folks who have a loved one with a substance use disorder, process disorder or chronic...
Not too sure what has gotten into my head today yet I just wrote a blog on its all about the bacon…really it’s about the childhood smells of food that comforted me when things got tough. Then I got to thinking about my childhood and how we often repeat what we don’t...
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...
Additional Resources For Adolescents
Christine Carter PhD
Bradshaw On the Family
The Journey of The Heroic Parent
Brad M. Reedy PHD
Everything You Need to Know about Chemical Dependence
Vernon E. Johnson
My dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease
The Brown Bottle
It Will Never Happen to Me (children/teens)
Setting Rules And Limits Pamphlet
The Real Life Parenting Skills Program