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Help: My Teen is Struggling with their Mental Health and Addiction

Help: My Teen is Struggling with their Mental Health and Addiction

As you navigate helping your teen struggling with mental health and/or addiction, you may be wondering what your role is in your child’s healing and growth process and wrestling with how to support them best. Whether they are dealing with the everyday drama of teenage life, or are struggling with addiction or other mental health …

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Teens Who Drink with their Parents Drink More Outside of Home

Many parents want the best for their kids. As a result, many may make decisions that, while noble or logical, create adverse side effects. One of those decisions is to drink with their teenagers. New research has shown that teens who drink with their parents may drink more than other teens. To learn more about …

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Use Science to Talk to Your Teens about Drinking

If you’re a parent, you should assume that your child will be tempted to drink on prom night and other celebrations that mark the end of the school year. In a 2005 survey of high school students, about 43 percent had consumed alcohol in the past 30 days, and 75 percent had tried alcohol at …

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Allowing Children to Drink Can Lead to Binge Drinking

Childhood drinking and binge drinking are integrally linked according to recent research. Unfortunately, this link may lead to more teens and young adults needing treatment for an alcohol addiction. To learn more about this link, contact Promises Behavioral Health today. Legal drinking ages are as varied as the states and countries that impose them. In …

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Verbally Advanced Kids Have Higher Risk for Teen Alcohol Abuse

As they grow older, children naturally develop increasing levels of mastery over the skills required for verbal communication. However, some children experience a greater advancement of their verbal skills than others. In a study published in 2014 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, researchers from the U.S. and Finland investigated the connection between …

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Bullycide: How to Keep Bullying From Ruining Young Lives

A recent case of bullying is that of Ronin Shimizu, a 12-year-old who was allegedly bullied because he was a cheerleader. His family and friends said he was a friendly young man with diverse interests, some of which didn’t conform to gender norms. As a result, he was tormented with homophobic taunts. In a moment …

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How Parent Involvement Helps Kids in Addiction Recovery

Parents have a powerful influence on their children’s choices, setting the tone for values and behavior. How can a concerned parent help prevent substance abuse and/or help kids in addiction recovery? The National Institutes of Health offers suggestions including early awareness and intervention, family bonding, and supervision of children’s activities.

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