August 18, 2023

teen substance use

Early Intervention: Preventing Substance Use in Teens

A series of critical developmental stages mark the journey from adolescence to adulthood. During this time, one of the most concerning challenges is substance use in teens. The onset of the teenage years increases curiosity and susceptibility to peer pressure, making adolescents particularly vulnerable to experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Early intervention plays a pivotal …

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Stimulant Use Disorder: A Compassionate Exploration

Stimulant use disorder is a complex and challenging condition that affects individuals who engage in the misuse or excessive use of stimulant substances. This blog aims to provide a scholarly yet empathetic understanding of this condition, including its definition, prevalence, underlying neurobiology, observable behaviors, and available treatment options. By shedding light on this condition, we …

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