Why Teen Alcohol Use Needs to Be Addressed Now

As the most common form of substance abuse in teenagers, alcohol addiction is a serious health concern for today’s youth. It can be difficult for many teens to resist the temptation to drink. Whether it be simple curiosity about alcohol or the desire to fit in with their peers, it...

Continue reading

Warning Signs Of Addiction

Addiction is a thief of joy. Teenagers are sometimes more susceptible to trying drugs and alcohol because of their age, surroundings, and influences. As parents and caregivers, it’s important to keep an eye on some signs that your child may be addicted or on their way to being addicted to...

Continue reading

Testimony of a Grateful Son – Substance Abuse and Addiction

My name is Pierce.  My story starts like many others… I had a great home growing up, with two wonderful parents. Yet, somehow, I always felt empty inside…something was missing. To mask the emptiness, I did anything to make myself feel better and, by the age of 14, I found myself...

Continue reading

Ten Signs of Addiction in Troubled Teens

Addiction is a physical or mental dependence on a behavior or substance that a person feels powerless to stop. Addictions can manifest in many different ways.  Teenagers, especially, are a vulnerable population group for falling into the cycle of addiction.  Normal adolescent development such as the need to belong, becoming more...

Continue reading

Grief and Teen Substance Abuse

Grief and teen substance abuse are oftentimes co-occuring conditions. There are many reasons for this and we will explore some of them, but let’s take a moment to think back to when you were a teenager: emotions fluctuating moment to moment, hormones raging, that feeling of invincibility, living for the...

Continue reading