Category: Drug Abuse

Teen Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Substance abuse and addiction in teens is a symptom of unaddressed, underlying issues, including past traumas and mental health disorders. Statistic show that people with mental health disorders are more likely to develop a substance abuse disorder at some point in their lives. Combined with the fact that most people who develop an addiction begin […]

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Substance Abuse Prevention For Middle Schoolers

Many parents find it hard to imagine a world where middle school students are exposed to substances. Unfortunately, that’s life. Students are finding themselves exposed to substances earlier than ever before, and if you are a parent of a newly minted middle school student, it’s only natural to wonder what you can do to prevent […]

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Coping Strategies for Substance Use

As we talk about substance use many terms come to mind. As I conduct groups for substance use and talk about ways of overcoming use we come across the term coping skills. A coping skill to be an action -to deal with stress, problems, or uncomfortable emotions. Unhealthy coping strategies tend to feel good in […]

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