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How To Respond If You Suspect Drug Addiction In Your Young Adult

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 27, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021Have you noticed your young adult or adolescent behaving differently recently, with no obvious explanation? Perhaps they always seem to be tired, hostile, or depressed? Alternatively, they may simply appear withdrawn. If this is the case, your loved one may have…

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The Connection Between Peer Pressure and Underage Drinking

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 31, 2019Updated: May 7, 2021Peer pressure and underage drinking are extremely common problems, but they can also be extremely dangerous. Someone who starts drinking at a young age is more likely to suffer from alcoholism or drug abuse later in life. In addition, drinking can…

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Teen Substance Use

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 8, 2019Updated: May 6, 2021Unfortunately, teen substance use is a common problem. Peer pressure can influence teenagers to try drugs or alcohol initially. Over time, recreational use can turn into an addiction. Once someone has a substance use problem, rehab programs at a teen and…

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The Important Facts About Marijuana For Teens

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 24, 2015Updated: June 20, 2018Regardless of the widespread prevalence of drug addiction programs in North Carolina, it is far from the case that every teen smokes marijuana – indeed, only about 1 in 7 teens do. There has actually been a steep drop in the…

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National Drug Facts Week 2015 Educated Teens On Dangers Of Abuse

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 24, 2015Updated: June 20, 2018January 26 to February 1 2015 was the fifth annual National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) held, which helped teens, young adults and families learn the facts surrounding drugs and drug abuse, directly from the scientific experts. With sponsorship from the National…

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How Marijuana Use And Mental Illness May Be Linked

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 26, 2015Updated: June 20, 2018If there is one explanation for the popularity of services offering mental health support in North Carolina among the families who may be concerned about the drug use of their teen or young adult, it is because of the correlation between…

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Driving After Marijuana Use Now More Prevalent Than Drunk Driving Among High School Seniors

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 8, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021One recent study highlighting the need for a young adult treatment center in 2014 to be as well-equipped to cater for marijuana-addicted young adults as for those with other substance use issues came from the Institute for Social Research at the…

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Teens Put At Risk By Anti-Anxiety Medication Prescriptions

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 6, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021Anyone with a stake in young adult treatment in North Carolina will take an interest in new research suggesting that there is a greater likelihood of teens who have been prescribed anxiety or sleep medications abusing them later, than those who…

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Welcome Declines In Teen Prescription Opioid Abuse, Cigarette And Alcohol Use

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 30, 2014Updated: June 20, 2018Good news for all across the young adult recovery community is the discovery of a decline since 2013 in teen cigarette and alcohol use, as well as the abuse of prescription pain relievers. Stability was also recorded in rates of marijuana…

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CNN Documentary Draws Attention To Synthetic Drug Dangers

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 9, 2014Updated: June 20, 2018A recent CNN investigative documentary, Deadly High: How Synthetic Drugs Are Killing Kids, has drawn attention to the continued threat posed by synthetic drugs to the health, wellbeing and even lives of young Americans, despite some encouraging developments and figures as…