Signs of Use, Abuse and Addiction in Your Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / January 10, 2019

As a parent, you want to believe the best of your child. However, if you’ve noticed some changes in your daughter’s behavior, attitude, physical appearance or social group, you may wonder if you should be concerned. This is perfectly normal, and this concern could, in fact, save your daughter’s life. Physical, emotional, behavioral and social…

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What Every Parent Should Know About Food Addiction

By Greenbrier Academy / December 5, 2017

Food addiction is a real thing, and there are many studies available that show that certain types of foods, such as those containing high amounts of salt, fat or sugar do trigger the brain, causing it to produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that makes you feel happy and calm. This result can quickly become a physical…

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Signs of Use, Abuse and Addiction in Your Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / October 6, 2017

As a parent, you want to believe the best of your child. However, if you’ve noticed some changes in your daughter’s behavior, attitude, physical appearance or social group, you may wonder if you should be concerned. This is perfectly normal, and this concern could, in fact, save your daughter’s life. Physical, emotional, behavioral and social…

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5 Things That can Reduce the Risk of Drug Addiction in Your Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / June 28, 2017

  Drugabuse.gov states that in 2013, approximately 24.6 million Americans over the age of 11 used illegal drugs. While your teenager may not seem like the type to use drugs, drug use is a problem that isn’t restricted to class, social standing or age. Marijuana is a big problem throughout the United States, with 22.7…

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5 Signs of Sexual Abuse to Look for in Teenage Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / April 19, 2017

  As a parent, you don’t ever want to imagine that someone is hurting your daughter. Unfortunately, statistics show that it is all too common. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 25 percent of girls and 16 percent of boys will experience sexual abuse prior to the age of 18. As unsettling…

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Teen Mental Health: What are Coexisting Disorders?

By Greenbrier Academy / April 13, 2017

In teens, a coexisting disorder occurs when they are affected by both a mental disorder and a chemical dependency. So, what does that mean for your family? 

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Early Warning Signs of Teenage Drug Use

By Greenbrier Academy / March 7, 2017

  The teenage years can be a time of testing, a time when your daughter discovers who she is and what she wants from life. Most often, these changes in behavior and attitude are beneficial and, after a few years of testing the boundaries, they arrive on the other side of the teenage years more independent, assertive, confident,…

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Internet Addiction and Online Promiscuity and Teenage Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / March 2, 2017

  A CNN study called #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens, involving 200 teens and their social media pages, is an eye-opening study on how today’s digital age is affecting our children. The study revealed that some teens check their social media pages as much as 100 times a day- sometimes more.

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