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
Last week, the city of Los Angeles issue an alert about recent Fentanyl overdoses. We wanted to make you aware of this important health alert from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. We encourage you to take a moment to review the alert. Health Alert:...
Let’s take a look at an always controversial topic: Teens and Porn. I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal that got me thinking about this. I am very interested in your viewpoint on this topic in general, and on what to do about it. Early Exposure in...
Flying back from Munich to San Diego, I came across a German Proverb, “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” As I contemplated this statement, I realized we all have fears, some of which can be quite imaginative and vocal, which may color the stories we tell...
Life is always a series of connections of relationships. Naturally, we want relationships of meaning, of happiness, and of growth. Not all relationships are like that. Most of the time, my team and I deal with folks who have difficult relationships with loved ones....
I was excited to learn that my alma mater, the University of San Diego, their School of Law Children’s Advocacy Institute, along with Republican Jordan Cunningham of Paso Robles and Democrat Buffy Wikes Of Oakland, have authored a California bipartisan bill in state...
How Do You Talk to a Teen About Cannabis? – What’s Inside those Gummy bears and Chocolate chip Cookies?
Funny how when I was growing up, marijuana was marijuana, yet now we have a new word for an old substance, cannabis. The sad truth is teens are getting high on candies and cookies. Every day there is a new article written that indicates that schools are miffed by the...
We live in a time of unprecedented, voluptuous wealth. It can be measured in all sorts of ways, such as the high school senior driving a new Mercedes Benz or a five-bedroom apartment on Park Avenue. Two of the most successful TV shows running today, Yellowstone and...
When Sam called last week, she was scared and frightened. Her beautiful 24-year-old daughter, Harriet, was raging once again, letting her know, in no uncertain terms, that she was a no good, very bad mother. Harriet said she was scared to leave her home, a beautifully...
Over the past year, I have been blessed to be able to work with many different behavioral health centers: Seasons Malibu, Milestones Malibu, Pointe Malibu, JFlowers Health Institute, A Mission for Michael, Cirque Lodge, Sabino Recovery, Futures, Balance, Life Sync,...
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