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The link between Social Media and Teen Drug Abuse

Teen Drug Abuse sometimes tied to Social Media Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF) conducted an investigative report about the link between social media and teen drug abuse. We spoke with Gabriel and Alexis, who are teens at our addiction treatment center about their experiences on this subject. And we also had the rare opportunity to talk [...]

By | 2017-01-03T14:49:36+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Drug Trends|0 Comments

The Powerful Influence of Celebrities on Teen Drug Use

At Ultra Music Festival where celebrities, teens, and molly are pervasive   Celebrities now have more of an influence on teens than ever before. A major factor in why celebrities are more influential today has to do with the rise of media consumption as well as the increased use of mobile devices. In [...]

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

What parents should know about teens and social media

Inspirations for Youth and Families owner Karen Corcoran-Walsh sat down with teenage blogger to gain her insight on back to school anxiety, peer pressure and also what parents should know about teens and social media. Being “popular” or “cool” still feels like it is one of the most important priorities you can have as a teen, even in today’s modern society. [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:05:24+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Parenting|0 Comments

Karen Corocoran-Walsh talks about social media and addiction

In today’s society, social media is playing an increased role on the way teens think and act. But with more and more social media sites being created and people rallying a message of any sort, it’s hard not to shake the influence they have. We have seen social media’s effect in both a positive and negative [...]

By | 2017-01-03T15:05:49+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Parents and Teens|0 Comments

Social Networking Websites Linked To Teenage Substance Abuse

Columbia University’s Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) recently published a study that showed a positive correlation between drug use and the heavy use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In their study, 70% of children aged 12 to 17 who reported to have participated in some type of risky behavior [...]

By | 2013-10-23T17:28:23+00:00 October 23rd, 2011|Addiction|Comments Off on Social Networking Websites Linked To Teenage Substance Abuse