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Stress and Addiction

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 30, 2020Updated: June 29, 2020Stress and addiction often occur simultaneously in both adults and adolescents. These conditions are commonplace because they tend to be cyclic. In other words, they both tend to feed off one another. When someone feels overwhelming stress,…

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Coping with Loneliness

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 24, 2020Updated: July 14, 2020Substance abuse disorders and alcoholism are chronic mental health diseases that impact your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. When you struggle with a substance abuse disorder, it can negatively impact your health, relationships, and finances. Symptoms, such as…

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Stress Management Techniques

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 21, 2020Updated: July 14, 2020Addiction is a dangerous and chronic disease that doesn’t discriminate, meaning anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender, can develop a substance abuse disorder. All psychoactive substances, including legal ones like alcohol, can cause addiction. Addiction is…

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Teens and Social Media

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 12, 2020Updated: August 18, 2022Social media can also cause behavioral addiction, which can cause teens to prioritize social media use over responsibilities such as schoolwork, chores, and extracurricular activities. Teens and social media can be a dangerous combination, as teens lack…

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Is Teen Drinking Preventable?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 27, 2020Updated: April 17, 2020If you believe that your teen is too young to discuss teen drinking, that’s incorrect. The earlier you start these conversations, the better. During your child’s early adolescent years is when they might begin experimenting with or…

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How to Relieve Stress and Anxiety in Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 18, 2020Updated: April 22, 2020Some teen stress is beneficial because it pushes them to study or practice an instrument when they would rather be spending their time with friends. However, if your teen is experiencing chronic stress, that’s a different story.…

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What You Should Know About Stress and Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 9, 2020Updated: April 17, 2020Stress and teens seem to go hand-in-hand, considering the changes they’re undergoing physically and emotionally, as well as their educational demands. While stress is unpleasant, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing if teens experience it from time…