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Everything You Need to Know About Dab Pens

A Guide to Dabbing and Vaping Marijuana Dabbing is not a new concept; however, dab pens have been gaining popularity over the past few years. These small vape pens, mainly used by teenagers, have raised concern in parents and school administration members throughout the country. So what is it about these pens that have teenagers using them all of a sudden?   Dabbing: What Is It? You may have heard


Fun Sober Activities

Once people complete rehab, the battle against addiction isn’t over. In fact, they have to continue fighting the disease for their whole lives. However, that doesn’t mean that they have to give up their social lives. Here are some fun, sober activities that you can engage in to help with relapse prevention. The Need for Sober Activities Often, people who struggle with addiction associate all of their fun with abusing

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Understanding the Different Types of Eating Disorders

When dealing with an overwhelming addiction problem, it’s easy to disregard the impact of mental illness. However, drug and alcohol abuse often don’t occur alone. For example, types of eating disorders can have a devastating effect on someone’s life. They can also occur in conjunction with addiction. Understanding the interaction between eating disorders and substance abuse can help direct you towards the care you or your loved one may need.

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Types of Eating Disorders in Teens

The abuse of food is on par with the misuse of drugs or alcohol. The behavior directly affects the brain’s reward center. It seeks to stimulate it artificially. For many, it starts as eating disorders in teens before graduating to similar conditions in adulthood. Common Eating Disorders in Teens Although eating disorders seem to occur more frequently in teen girls, they also happen in boys. Don’t believe that your adolescent

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Preventing Teen Alcohol Abuse

Statistics claim that teen alcohol abuse is down. But the numbers mean very little when your adolescent is at risk. There are ways of preventing underage alcohol consumption. That said, addiction treatment specialists use various methods of dealing with it once it does happen. How to Prevent Teen Alcohol Abuse Most school districts now implement curricula that emphasize sobriety. These health lessons take place throughout the elementary and high school

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Do I have an Eating Disorder?

Have you ever asked, “Do I have an eating disorder?” If you’re wondering if your relationship with food is healthy or not, it’s possible that you have some issues with eating. People dealing with eating disorders can be underweight, overweight, or at their ideal weight. It’s not the number on the scale that’s the problem; eating disorders delve much deeper. Common Eating Disorders Anorexia is a well-known disorder and is

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The Importance of Early Intervention

Whenever you get sick, catching your symptoms early helps you heal quicker. Addiction is no different. Thus, early intervention gives you the greatest chance of recovery when going through treatment. Early Intervention Limits Brain Changes Drugs work by altering the way your brain thinks, operates, and communicates with the rest of your body. In most cases, the longer you’ve been using, the more drastically these substances change your brain. Your

Teen Drug Abuse

Talking About Teen Drug Abuse

Numerous factors can contribute to teen drug abuse. Oftentimes, teenagers struggle with insecurities that lead them to experiment with drugs for social acceptance. And at their young age, they often feel indestructible, which means that they don’t consider the health-threatening and sometimes life-threatening, risks of substance abuse. Talking About Teen Drug Abuse If you have sound reason to suspect that your teen has been using drugs, it’s essential that you


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