The notion that e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes may be going up in formaldehyde-laden smoke.
Drinking too much and any smoking at all are bad habits for anyone. For teens, though, drinking and smoking are particularly problematic. Starting such negative habits at an early age can cause heavy damage to the developing brain and body.
You don’t need to look far for bad news. In fact, turn on the TV or radio, check your social media feed or hang out at the workplace watercooler and chances are bad news will find you.
Every month the Broward County, Florida chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, features a different speaker at an event that is free and open to the public. This month’s speaker was Promises Behavioral Health’s Dr. Ash Bhatt, who as chief medical officer of the company’s…
The Ranch Treatment Center Introduces Equine-Enriched Programming for Men with Co-Occurring Disorders
The Ranch treatment center offers enriched programming, including equine-assisted therapy, to treat addiction and mental health disorders in men.
About 15 million adolescents do not get enough sleep, various sleep studies have found, and researchers believe that biology is at least partly to blame because of the evidence that teen brains are programmed to fall asleep later and also to wake later. Despite this, most teenagers are forced to begin school at 8 in…
It’s that time of year parents of teenagers dread: spring break. Even if you are not sending your teen out into the world to go on an unchaperoned trip, you still have things to worry about. Research has shown that when teens and kids are left unsupervised, they are more likely to engage in risky…
Honor of Top Houston Doctor for 2015 Bestowed on Chief Medical Officer for The Right Step® and Promises® Austin
Jason ZW Powers, MD, MAPP, voted one of Houston’s Top Doctors for 2015 by H Texas magazine.
For a long time, experts believed that eating disorders like bulimia nervosa became a risk when children reached adolescence. However, a new study from the University of Montreal adds to the evidence that eating disorders can affect young people earlier than previously thought, becoming a risk well before they reach puberty.
Nearly 5 percent of children in the U.S. may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), a new study finds, a figure much higher than previously thought.