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Disordered Eating and Substance Abuse

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 27, 2020Updated: May 29, 2020Eating disorders can occur because of body image issues and anxiety. Teens are also at risk of using drugs and alcohol. Teens with mental health disorders are more likely to use psychoactive substances, which makes disordered eating…

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Talking to Teens About Alcohol

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 21, 2020Updated: May 29, 2020 With drinking a relatively common part of teen culture, parents need to learn how talking to teens about alcohol can prevent substance abuse issues. Alcohol is a neurotransmitter inhibitor that is physically and psychologically addictive. Recreational…

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Is Teen Drinking Preventable?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 27, 2020Updated: April 17, 2020If you believe that your teen is too young to discuss teen drinking, that’s incorrect. The earlier you start these conversations, the better. During your child’s early adolescent years is when they might begin experimenting with or…

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Understanding the Signs of Underage Drinking

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 21, 2020Updated: April 22, 2020The most widely used drug by teens is alcohol, and, as a result, it’s also one of the biggest problems. Unfortunately, many parents don’t understand or underestimate the dangers teens face when using alcohol. According to statistics…

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Drug and Substance Abuse in Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 3, 2020Updated: April 22, 2020Teens are still developing, meaning that their decision-making and logical reasoning centers are still maturing. Many teens have abused prescription drugs at least once; as a result, addiction is a natural consequence. Fortunately, drug and substance abuse…