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If you know a young person struggling with substance issues please come to a Zoom Providers Open Forum on Tuesday, June 2 & June 30 from 5 -6pm to learn about an important resource in the Cape Cod community, RecoveryBuild Alternative Peer Group program. This is a meet-and-greet with RecoveryBuild Counselors and Peer Recovery Specialist
Not only are the teen years some of the most stressful due to so much being out of their control, but add the challenges of a global pandemic and it could mean increased mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, and eating disorders.
Addiction is a “family disease” that impacts each member. Denial, stigmatization, anonymity allow the darkness to stay hidden. Love, support and openness allows a family to be vulnerable and thrive.
Megan Hanley, a high school junior and an alcoholic, describes her RAMP® to addiction which started in 7th grade. Now in recovery, Megan talks about the important role of peer support.
“Fighting drug abuse among students: Seminar teaches bus drivers to detect drug use by teens” Cape Cod newspaper article from the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Yes. Contrary to common belief, marijuana is addictive. Thus, many of the nearly 7 percent of high-school seniors who (according to annual survey data) report smoking marijuana daily or almost daily are well on their way to addiction, if not already addicted
Xanax and other sedatives are a serious and dangerous addiction for teens. Many teens view Xanax as a safer and more plentiful alternative to Rx opioids and heroin. But addiction experts warn that they can be just as deadly as opioids, especially when taken in combination with other drugs or alcohol. And it’s much harder to