March’s Parenting Workshop will focus on substances of abuse and how they affect teen brain development. Presentation Led by Lindsey Millenbaugh, LPC Lindsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over ten years experience working with adolescents and young adults struggling with substance use disorders. RSVP is not required, however, much appreciated. 602.997.2880
Emerging Eating Pathologies: What & Why? This presentation will discuss how historically clinical presentations of eating disorders were stable and recently have morphed and diversified. Three eating pathologies that have recently emerged will be discussed and these include The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 (ED-DMT1), Avoidant /Restrictive Food Intake Disorder… Continue reading Doorways to sponsor (iaedp™) International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Educational June Event
The dangers of taking hard drugs like heroin and cocaine have been highlighted over the years. Recently, the abuse of prescription drugs appears to be on the rise in America’s young population. This may be due to a popular misconception that prescription drugs are less harmful than street drugs. However, studies show that over-the-counter medications… Continue reading How to Deal with Prescription Drug Abuse in Young Adults
The virtual, or online, world is replete with exciting opportunities and experiences. The rise of social media sites, online shopping, extensive gaming opportunities, as well as easy and on-the-go access to literally every kind of information, are pushing the boundaries on the kind of influence and hold the virtual world has on different sections of… Continue reading Teen Internet Addiction – Should You be Worried?
Unfortunately, teen substance abuse, including abuse related to prescription drugs, is a big problem currently. Parents may approach this in a variety of ways, some of which are more effective than others. Ineffective methods may only make things worse and cause unnecessary conflict between you and your teenager. So, if you suspect there is some substance… Continue reading 5 Ways to Approach Your Teen About Drug Abuse
The 2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) study of drug use and attitudes among teens found that the use of illicit drugs other than marijuana is at its lowest level in over two decades. The figures are as follows: 8 percent among 8th graders. 4 percent among 10th graders. 3 percent among 12th graders. However, just… Continue reading Where Do Teens Get Drugs?
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Monitoring the Future Study (MTF) is an annual review of teen drug use carried out by the University of Michigan. The survey looks at drug use among approximately 43,000 teens. The study found that nearly one in three 12th-grade students reported using some type of vaping device. What is… Continue reading What Parents Need to Know About Teen Vaping
Currently, recreational use of marijuana is legal in eight states plus the District of Columbia, with California the latest state to pass these changes. Teens will tell you that pot is easy to obtain and that “everybody” uses it. And, a National Institute on Drug Abuse study did conclude that marijuana usage is popular among… Continue reading Four Things I Wish Parents Knew About Pot
Many parents ask us how to tell if their teen has begun drinking or doing drugs. By taking careful note of your teen’s behavior and paying attention to a few key red flags, you can spot issues with drug use sooner rather than later. While you may not find drug paraphernalia in their room or… Continue reading Is Your Teen Using Drugs? Learn the Early Warning Signs
Across the country, we are seeing an increase in the number of states legalizing marijuana, a growing number of people abusing opioids, and an increase in the use of synthetic drugs. But, as a recent New York Times article states, drug use among teens has been on the decline. Apparently, this decrease has been growing… Continue reading Are Smartphones the New Drug for Teens?