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What Is Fentanyl, and Why Is It So Prominent in the Adolescent Population?

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What Is Neuropsychology, and How Is It Used to Treat Substance Use Disorder?

Thomas Edison once joked that “The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.” While cheeky, we must remember that there is a grain of truth in even the silliest of musings. The brain is vital to the entire body. Yet, there is still so much about the human brain we don’t […]

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What Is Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), and How Does Elk Mountain Girls Academy Treat It?

Children are truly the foundation for all that society hopes to achieve in the future. They are the most precious resource. This is why there may be no greater tragedy than the abuse of a child. Seeing a child suffer from reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is heartbreaking. But treating a child with RAD is far […]

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Should I Really Be Concerned About My Child Vaping?

When it comes to addiction, there is no such thing as a “harmless habit.” Any form of addiction negatively influences your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Addiction robs you of your self-control. This is just as true with a vaping addiction as with any other. While vaping may seem like a minor habit, it can become […]

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What Are Some of the Ways That Elk Mountain Girls Academy Treats Anxiety and Depression?

Have you noticed that every other advertisement you see lately is for some form of anti-depressant or another? Do you ever ask yourself why that is? We ask ourselves that question all the time. It’s one of our jobs to be in the know about those sorts of things. That makes sense, right? According to […]

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What Is the Importance of Restoring Self-Worth in Addiction Recovery?

The 18th Century poet Lord Byron has a beautiful aphorism about self-worth. Byron writes, “There are four questions of value in life. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.” This love is often […]

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Prescription Pills: How Dangerous Are They Really?

If you’re not concerned about the overwhelming prevalence of drug use in the United States, take note of some statistics recently released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). NIDA reports that “20.4 million people in the United States were diagnosed with SUD [substance use disorder] in the past year.” Additionally, “Nearly 71,000 people […]

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My Daughter Says She Just Drinks “Recreationally,” Should I Be Concerned?

If you’ve ever seen the film Dazed and Confused, you’ve seen a prime example of how movies glorify alcohol and drug use in teens. In the movie, teenagers celebrate the last day of school by getting drunk and, in the vernacular of the time, “stoned.” The movie is a love letter to excessive underage drinking […]

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Service Work: How Does It Aid in Addiction Recovery?

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was created back in 1935 with one purpose in mind: “to help the individual that is still struggling recover.” In fact, one of the founders, Bill Wilson, wrote in the original text of the 12-Step program that “Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking than work with […]

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Interventions: Are They Useful for Adolescent Addiction Recovery?

Interventions have gotten a lot more recognition in recent years due to a television show by the same name. Since 2005, A&E’s Intervention has brought the intervention process into people’s homes and into the public sphere. Regardless of what we may think of the show itself, it has created some beliefs that must be addressed […]

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What Is Fentanyl, and Why Is It So Prominent in the Adolescent Population?

Fentanyl is one of those prominent drugs in the public’s consciousness right now. The conversation around the rise of fentanyl tends to get political or divisive, which distracts from the core issue. That issue is that fentanyl is deadly, it is prevalent, and its use is becoming highly common among the adolescent population. Fentanyl is […]

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