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
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...
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....
It seems every week I get a phone call from a parent who is worried about their adult son or daughter. They are fraught with concern and confusion about their adult child who is struggling to get it together, and launch out into the world. Though many of these adult...
As parents with sons and daughters prepare to enter the new school year as seniors, their worlds pick up and, for many, become frenetic. The focus is often split between the excitement of freshly sharpened pencils and new school supplies, and the pressure of upcoming...
What Type Of Modern Parent Are You? Helicopters, Submarines, Snowplows, or Saran Wrap — how do you parent?
Louise Stanger is a speaker, educator, licensed clinician, social worker, certified daring way facilitator and interventionist who uses an invitational intervention approach to work with complicated mental health, substance abuse, chronic pain and process...
Wondering if you or a loved one may identify as an Adult Child of an Alcoholic? Know the signs and that both hope and healing are available.
TSG Ep259 - Managing Your Kids Screen Time, Teen Vaping, Marijuana & Parenting with Dr. Louise Stanger Dr. Louise Stanger from All About Interventions joins the show to talk about parenting, how to manage your kids screen time, marijuana, and how teen vaping is so...
*** Originally appeared in Sober World. By Louise Stanger Ed.D., LCSW, CDWF, CIP and Roger Porter When Milly’s father called, he discovered Milly’s dark secret. He tried to be a compassionate and attentive father as she broke down in tears and explained what was going...
In the wake of the recent college admissions scandal, much has been written about the new term given to parents who are all but living their child’s life for them: Snow Plow Parents. In case you missed it, The New York Times painted a vivid picture of it last week in...
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