Category: Signs and Symptoms

Self-Esteem and Substance Abuse Disorders in Teens
The Connection Between Low Self-Esteem and Teen Substance Abuse

“I’m not good enough.” “I am a failure.” “I’m too stupid to do that.” Sometimes the causes of addiction are obvious, but in most cases the reason why teens abuse drugs and alcohol are unknown to them — and parents. When you don’t feel well about yourself you don’t treat yourself well. Low self esteem […]

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Recognizing the Signs of Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse
5 Warning Signs of Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Parenthood is an amazing phase of life: you get to watch a child you love and adore grow and learn and play. But sometimes it can also be the most challenging part of your life- especially through puberty and adolescence. It’s only natural that eventually our children will want more freedom and one day leave the nest; […]

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Recognizing Child Sexual Abuse
Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children

Sexual child abuse is any sexual activity with a child, such as fondling, oral-genital contact, intercourse, exploitation or exposure to child pornography. When a perpetrator engages with a child this way, they are committing a crime that can have lasting effects on the victim for their entire life. Children who have been sexually abused may […]

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