Choice That Changed The Lives of This Family

Sometimes you come to a crossroads when a decision can affect the rest of your life. Beth's family faced such a moment in February 2011, when she and her husband decided to send their son, Alan, to a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens: Turning Winds Academic Institute in Montana. By then, Alan was a freshman and on the brink of being expelled from high school. He was also facing a felony auto theft charge in juvenile court....

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Alcohol Treatment for Troubled Teenage Girls

The Dangers of Alcohol on the Teenage Female Brain Alcohol is damaging to the human boy for a variety of reasons. In regards to troubled teenage girls, however, alcohol can be just as damaging psychologically as it is physically. Teenage girls' brains are still developing. And - as you may very well be aware - If a teenage girl continuously engages in underage drinking, they can effectively stunt the crucial development of their ...

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Teenage Eating Disorders Can Be Fatal

The transitional time of adolescence is a difficult one to navigate. Teens are pressured to act a certain way, talk a certain, way, and above all, look a certain way. The pressure to look good and impress their peers is sometimes too much for an adolescent. Unfortunately, these pressures to look 'good' can cause some teens to develop an eating disorder. Eating disorders are a very severe mental illness. Unfortunately, since o...

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Contraceptive Pills Are Linked To Depression - What Parents of Teenage Girls Need to Know

Scientists Link The Pill to Depression and Doctors Can No Longer Ignore it  The University of Copenhagen conducted a nationwide study and found a potential linkage between pharmaceutical contraceptives and depression in young women. The study included one million Danish women between the ages of 15 and 34 making the study the largest of its kind. The Danish study's researchers found that women who took the birth combined oral con...

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Subtle Signs Of Eating Disorders In Girls

Eating disorders aren't as always obvious in adolescent girls as one would think. Dramatic weight loss, a refusal to eat - both are obvious signs that are hard to miss. But there are other more subtle signs of eating disorders that you may not notice in your own teenager. Here's a look at some of those: Dry Skin Dry and blotchy skin caused by dehydration can signal ongoing issues with anorexia and bulimia. Frequent purging and ...

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Alcohol Recovery For Girls

Alcohol builds a physical dependency in the user over time. While most teenage girls between the ages of thirteen and eighteen simply cannot acquire enough alcohol during this period to build up such a dependency (though it's certainly not impossible), even more damaging are the effects alcohol has on the minds and bodies of developing teenage girls. Brain activity can be stunted, as can psychological development. The personality of one...

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Is The HPV Shot For Girls Only? Immunizations: Myths and Facts...

The HPV vaccine can cause anxiety in both girls and boys. The truth is that many teens and parents are nervous about receiving the HPV vaccine. The myths surrounding the vaccine can cause them to be more anxious than they need to be. Here are some of the most common myths about the vaccine, and the facts. The HPV Vaccine Leads to Promiscuity The fact is that their is no evidence to show that those who receive the vaccine have more...

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Wendy Williams Talks Substance Abuse and Her Son

Talk show host Wendy Williams opens her show with blunt discussion on substance abuse You already know her for “Hot Topics”, but now popular talk show host Wendy Williams is discussing a new topic that is close to her and her family. Last Monday, the host revealed to her studio audience that her young 14-year-old son, Kevin Hunter Jr., has struggled with addiction to synthetic marijuana. Williams has never strayed from dis...

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