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Inhalants

Inhalants

Because inhalants are typically legal products, they are a particular danger to adolescents and teens, who may find them easier to obtain than alcohol or illicit drugs. According to recent government statistics, the largest segment of users are between ages 12 and 17.

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Aftercare

Aftercare

A long-term view is an important part of aftercare. This includes undoing bad lifestyle habits that may have formed during addiction and introducing healthy ones, including exercise, meditation and healthy eating.

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Meth

Meth

Meth works by increasing levels of dopamine in the brain, creating a fast and short-lived “high.” The drug’s effect creates a dangerous pattern for users in which they binge, remaining awake sometimes for days, and then crash.

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MDMA/Ecstasy

MDMA, also known as Molly or Ecstasy, refers to 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, a synthetic amphetamine derivative that lowers inhibitions and alters mood, perception and social behavior. Although first developed as a possible treatment for depression, MDMA has become a popular recreational drug, typically found in nightclubs, concerts and “raves.” Because the drug increases production of serotonin, which boosts sexual arousal and feelings of emotional closeness, Ecstasy is also known as the “love drug.”

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Contrary to popular belief, episodes are not sudden shifts in behavior, and they may not occur regularly.

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Anxiety

The problem with anxious thoughts begins when they cannot be put aside after stressful or dangerous situations. Experiencing dread without cause is a clear sign of anxiety.

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Adjustment disorder

Adjustment Disorder

Someone suffering from adjustment disorder may experience trouble sleeping, a lack of appetite, constant worry, frequent crying, feelings of hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, overwhelm, withdrawal from family or friends, avoidance of important obligations and even suicidal behavior or thoughts.

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Marijuana

Marijuana

Marijuana refers to the dried flowers, leaves, and stems of the Cannabis plant. Although Cannabis is still an illegal drug on the federal level, many states have legalized or decriminalized recreational use the drug.

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Depression

Depression

Depression is the second-most common mental disorder in the United States behind anxiety, affecting 16.2 million people. Depression affect all areas of a person’s life, disrupting appetite, sleep patterns, relationships and work, leading to physical and emotional stress.

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