Trauma and Substance Abuse in Teens

trauma and substance abuse in teens

Trauma and Substance Abuse in Teens As psychologists who work with adolescents, parents often ask, “Why did my child get involved with drinking and/or drugs?”  Teens commonly report they initiate drug use due to peer pressure and curiosity in discovering “what it’s like.”  The more critical question is: “What causes teens to continue abusing those......

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Healthy Hobbies

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Free time can often seem like it comes in a limited supply. Everyone has said at least once that they’d give anything for some time to relax. Often, though, it is not a matter of having time to spend on non-essential activities, but rather not wasting time procrastinating or doing nothing at all. The feeling......

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Giving Gifts From The Heart

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December is undeniably the season of gift giving. The feeling of finding a great present and watching a friend or loved one open it is one of the most satisfying. But for many people, picking an appropriately thoughtful or fun gift can be stressful at best. Gift giving does come with a certain amount of......

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Giving Thanks After Tragedy- Personal Account

The holiday season is upon us. It’s a time when people traditionally reunite with their loved ones, share the year, and remember the good times. It’s a time of year that I love. Because I love my family. Earlier this year, we suffered the loss of my cousin. He was nearly three years old when......

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Quebeckers mourn for victims of Nice attacks

LAURENT BASTIEN The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016 10:09PM EDT Last updated Friday, Jul. 15, 2016 1:41PM EDT In some corners of Montreal, home to more than 100,000 French citizens, Bastille Day is celebrated with nearly the same fervour as in the streets of Paris. Revellers typically gather in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and......

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