Understanding the Ten Risk Factors for Addiction
Addiction is a complex and multifaceted issue that can impact individuals from all walks of life. It’s not solely a matter of weak willpower; rather, addiction arises from a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. By understanding the risk factors associated with addiction, we can take proactive steps to prevent its development and provide better support to those who may be at risk. Look at the ten key ... Continue Reading »
The Digital Dilemma: Internet Addiction and the Prevalence of Substance Abuse Disorders among Teens
In today’s hyper-connected world, we are more plugged in than ever before. While the internet has brought us countless opportunities and conveniences, it has also given rise to some concerning trends, one of which is internet addiction. In this article we aim to shed light on the issue of internet addiction among teenagers and its link to the prevalence of mental health disorders and substance abuse.
The Digital Generation
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Staying Healthy By Staying Active
By Logan Miller, Clay-Battelle Middle/High School
My name is Logan Miller. I am a Junior at Clay-Battelle Middle/High School in Monongalia County, West Virginia. I am part of the Game Changer Student Non-Use Peer Leadership Team at my school. On our Team, I am one of a group of other teenagers making the healthy choice to not use alcohol, nicotine, or other drugs; including the misuse of opioids ... Continue Reading »
Opioid Myth vs. Fact: How Much Do You Know About Opioid Abuse?
Opioid use is spreading rampantly across the country, and we’re no strangers to its consequences in West Virginia.
With over 70,000 deaths in 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number of fatal overdoses in West Virginia had increased more than four times the 1999 total. And more than two-thirds of those deaths were linked to opioids.
One culprit in the steady rise of opioid fatalities is misinformation—... Continue Reading »