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Victims of childhood abuse more likely to abuse substances and relapse
Sep 27 2019

Victims of childhood abuse more likely to abuse substances and relapse

Addiction Mental Health Substance Abuse

Childhood abuse and neglect have serious consequences for the adolescent, raising their risk of mental health issues, health issues, social issues, and substance abuse. A recent study found that childhood abuse can and will even raise their risk of relapse after recovering from a substance abuse problem. The instance of child abuse and neglect is…

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Teen cannabis use linked with adverse developmental and mental health outcomes
Sep 24 2019

Teen cannabis use linked with adverse developmental and mental health outcomes

Drug Addiction Substance Abuse Teen Drug Abuse

The more prevalent cannabis becomes in our society, the more we must seek to understand it. This means more studies on what cannabis actually does and how it affects the users, which comprise of all the age groups. Considering the lack of understanding of the effects of cannabis on its users, especially adolescents, a recent…

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Alcohol use problems in teens can be identified by two-question screening tool
Sep 20 2019

Alcohol use problems in teens can be identified by two-question screening tool

Addiction Teen Alcohol Addiction

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), nearly 2.2 million individuals aged between 12 to 17 consumed alcohol in the previous month, which comprised of 1.2 million binge drinkers and 131,000 teens who were into heavy drinking. The legal age to buy alcohol in the U.S. is 21. Unfortunately, underage…

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An overview of spice or synthetic marijuana use
Sep 18 2019

An overview of spice or synthetic marijuana use

Addiction Substance Abuse Teen Drug Abuse

Have you walked through a convenience store and noticed multiple small packages, normally shiny aluminum ones, that state “Not for Human Consumption” that could pass for incense? If you have, then you may have been looking at synthetic marijuana. Also known by several other names such as K2 or spice, synthetic marijuana is a dried,…

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PTSD symptoms likely to develop in children who reflect over trauma
Sep 17 2019

PTSD symptoms likely to develop in children who reflect over trauma

Mental Health

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children results from an exposure to trauma, abuse, natural calamity, death of a loved one, emotional abuse, neglect, and so on. Despite the fact that most of the children recover after the traumatic event, some are not able to and develop PTSD that may remain with them for months, years,…

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