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07 Nov
The Curse Of The Child Star: How Being Too Famous Too Soon Can Lead To Addiction Drew Barrymore in E.T. The Extraterrestrial Demi Lovato. Mary-Kate Olsen. Lindsay Lohan. Robert Downey Jr. Drew Barrymore. All of these stars have two things in common: they rose to fame as children and they have had addiction issues. You do not have to go far to find a child celebrity who has struggled with substance abuse. In fact, a lot of celebrities who became famous at a very young [...]
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11 Oct
How Popular Entertainment Glorifies Substance Abuse An Exploration of Substance Use and Addiction in Mainstream Media The average North American adult is exposed to an incredible amount of imagery during a normal day. Digital marketing experts suggest that most people in the United States have media exposure to approximately 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements per day. This is just advertisements. When we begin to consider the amount of general visual and auditory inputs we hear [...]
Addiction Problem, Alcohol Abuse, Children, Drug Abuse & Drug Addiction, Media, Recreational Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse, Teenage Addiction, Youth Read More
04 Oct
Talking To Children About Addiction And Mental Illness Overview The relationship between mental illness and addiction to drugs and alcohol is a complex one that has received a great deal of attention in recent years as a public health issue. Research consistently finds a correlation between substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental illness, with drug and alcohol abuse being more prevalent among individuals with mental health conditions. Determining whether a mental health condition leads directly to substance abuse [...]
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05 Sep
The Intoxication Of Electronic Smoke: Examining The Appeal Of E-Cigarettes Among Teens Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the interviewees. The last time Moses saw his son Thaddeus, his pride and joy was paying the price of half a lifetime of smoking. He was brought to the ER because he had difficulty breathing one afternoon, and doctors worked frantically to restore oxygen to his lungs. Prior to this, he had been so healthy that apart from his birth, he [...]
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03 Sep
Addiction Among Youth: What Is Happening In Canadian Classrooms By the time they graduate from high school, an alarming number of students will have been offered, tried, and/or used drugs. The younger an individual is when drug abuse begins, the greater the likelihood of a lifetime addiction to that drug developing. According to Health Canada’s most recent Cigarette, Alcohol and Drug Use Survey, Canadians aged 15-19 are continuing to report drug use. In 2017: 57% reported alcohol [...]
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