Addiction

The relationship between teen addiction and eating disorders

"Half of all people with eating disorders also abuse drugs or alcohol." -National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Teen addiction and eating disorders often occur together. Half of all people with eating disorders also abuse drugs or alcohol, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. This interchangeable relationship begins when one disorder replaces [...]

By | 2017-05-02T10:07:30+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Addiction|0 Comments

The most abused prescription drugs by teens

Prescription drug abuse is something many teens in the U.S. are currently struggling with. According to Rx Safety Matters, in the U.S. 1 in 4 teens have abused prescription drugs. This alarming teen drug abuse deserves more awareness. What is Prescription Drug Abuse? Prescription drug abuse is when you take pills or medication not prescribed [...]

By | 2017-02-08T14:55:11+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Addiction|0 Comments

New spin on the Mannequin Challenge shows the worst of heroin addiction

 New Mannequin Challenge sheds light on the worst parts of heroin addiction! https://youtu.be/T-C2aYDRj3s What is the Mannequin Challenge The mannequin challenge is a viral internet video trend where people remain frozen like mannequins while the camera pans through telling a story. This is usually while the popular song Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd plays in [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:49:03+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

Inspirations plays leading role in Broward Recovery Month

What is Broward Recovery Month? Due to the addiction crisis we have responded to the inherent need. As a result, we bring you Broward Recovery Month (BRM) a part of National Recovery Month. In addition, the Substance Abuse Mental Health (SAMHSA) sponsors the event. Also, this organization is dedicated to emphasizing the hard work for those in recovery. Ultimately, the goal of [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:51:11+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

5 Frequent questions teens have about drugs and alcohol

This blog is to share with your teens to educate them about drugs and alcohol. Remember the best prevention is education. Inspirations for Youth and Families not only works with teens to overcome their abuse of drugs and alcohol we educate them. Many of our teens admit to using a drug without fully understanding the [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:51:33+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

Healthy Teen Development Life Skills

Parents often wonder whether their teens are developing all the skills they need to be successful in life. In response, we have provided you with ten life skills necessary for healthy teen development. Ten critical Life Skills for Healthy Teen Development 1. Motivation to reach Personal Goals: Teens need to learn motivational life skills to [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:51:51+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Message from our CEO|0 Comments

Drug rehab coping skill radical acceptance explained

In our recent blog about coping skills we've introduced  some of the techniques taught to our teens including an alternative form of coping called radical acceptance. This skill plays a vital part in helping our teens change their behaviors and way of thinking from negative to positive. Here is a short of teens on radical acceptance: [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:52:22+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

Did you know it is National Prevention Week?

What is National Prevention Week? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. that takes charge of the public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. One of their most leading campaigns is their annual National Prevention Week (NPW)! This week from May 15-21 is [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:02+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

Everything you need to know about a drug overdose

What is a drug overdose from prescription medicine? A prescription or illicit drug overdose occurs when a person takes more than their prescribed amount of a certain drug or more than their body can withstand. This can be both intentionally or accidental. It can also occur due to combining more than one drug together. This [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:04+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments

How long does it take someone to become an addict?

What is an addict? An addict is a person who continuously partakes in a negative activity or behavior despite its devastating consequences. They do not see past their immediate gratification and will do anything to achieve it. Addiction is a complex disease that takes control over its victims both physically and mentally. The actual moment [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:53:11+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Addiction|0 Comments