Month: January 2016

What to do when medications are too expensive

Over 8 million teenagers were taking psychiatric drugs as of 2013, about half of whom are being treated with stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Others seemingly require antidepressants, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety agents. Still others suffer from various physical or mental illnesses that require expensive medication. Why medications are so expensive Prescription drugs accounted for …

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Tourette syndrome: A disorder tough on adolescents

“It makes it difficult to make friends, especially in the teenage years because people are just so judgmental on what you look like and what you do.” – Quote from a teen interviewed by the Tourette Association of America For most adolescents, surviving school doesn’t only mean going to class. School isn’t just where kids …

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Handling a custody battle mindfully

Life happens. Sometimes life includes divorce. Although the old adage about 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce is no longer accurate, divorces still happen for a variety of reasons, from the simple to the profound. Apart from the obvious acrimony in any failed relationship, divorces often require lengthy settlements where property and finances are …

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How to intervene when your child has experimented with drugs

Parents exert the most influence on their kids when it comes to alcohol and drugs. Recent research discovered that two out of three teenage kids who abstain from alcohol and drugs do so to avoid losing their parents’ respect. But what happens if a child has already begun to experiment with drugs or alcohol? Before …

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Long-term consequences of drug possession for young adults

Abusing drugs can have a wide range of consequences for individuals of all ages. For young people, legal ramifications create obstacles that last well into later life, even long after entering recovery. In Utah, possession of some types of drugs can constitute a felony, leading to long prison sentences and severe difficulties in finding employers. …

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