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

Dr. Stanger on That Sober Guy Podcast

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...

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*** 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...

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6 Fears Of Snow Plow Parents

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...

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Where Have All The Ethics Gone?

My head is swirling in disbelief. My heart is aching. Each day hundreds of our young ones are dying from alcohol, tobacco, opioids and other drugs. Anxiety and teen depression rates are soaring. Marijuana is legal and is being touted as a drug for the rich and famous....

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How To Speak To Your Parent About Their Addiction Problem

Addiction affects loved ones differently, but it’s always a struggle to navigate any relationship with an alcoholic or addict. While teens struggling with alcoholism and drug abuse can be extremely difficult for parents, the situation becomes even trickier when the...

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What Nobody Talks About – Tech, Teens & Toke

With marijuana (cannabis) legalization sweeping the nation, challenges have cropped up for big business, health and advertising. Lately, the topic has grabbed media attention, and I have written several pieces about health effects marijuana users may experience from...

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