Why Alcohol Is A Problem For Teens

Elevations RTC recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol and teens should not mix. Underage drinking laws make alcohol consumption illegal before a person turns 21. However, young people are known to drink anyway.  It is a serious public concern in the US because it threatens everyone’s health and safety. Drinking is bad for adults and even worse for teenagers. It’s time to…

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Understanding Addiction in Teens

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A New Perspective on Addiction in Teens Maia Szalavitz recently wrote an article for The New York Times discussing her battle with addiction. She highlights on the two common perspectives of addiction in teens—you’re either battling a permanent mental health disorder or are a selfish criminal. She comments on the general lack of understanding most…

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The Stigma of Mental Illness: Is It Making Us Sicker?

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The Stigma of Mental Illness is Isolating People Suffering with Mental Illness A recent article by Psychology Today discussed the negative effects the stigma of mental illness could have on people struggling with mental illness and society as a whole. Research suggests that the majority of people have negative attitudes and stereotypes towards people with…

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The Darkside of Social Media: Cyberbullying in Teens

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Social media can be dangerous. When a teen decides to utilize social media to harm others, life can become incredibly difficult for the victim. Cyberbullying in teens is a constant issue because sending a message via Facebook or Snapchat is so easy, teens who decide to cyberbully can bully 24 hours a day. Unlike traditional…

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Understanding Teen Issues

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Understanding teens is a difficult task. It’s more like trying to understand teens. From the moment your child turn 13 till adulthood they are submerged into the complex and confusing world of adolescence. If your teen is struggling with mental, emotional or behavioral problems, it is important to learn about some of the teen issues they…

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Why ‘Thinspiration’ Is an Issue: Eating Disorders in Teens

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The media is saturated with images of beautiful celebrities with perfect, stick skinny bodies. When teens look at these celebrities, they want to see themselves. Sometimes they’ll do just about anything to make themselves look “perfect.” This can come in many forms – makeup, hairstyles, fashion. But sometimes it can come in the form of an eating…

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Teen Bullying Can Lead to Adult Depression

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According to a new study published in the BMJ medical journal, being the victim of teen bullying can lead to a higher risk of developing adult depression. The study was conducted on a group of more than 6,500 participants, ranging in age from 13 to 18, who had been victims of teen bullying. In another study…

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