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Welcome to The Bougainvilla House Family Therapy Center behavioral health resources & blog section.

Here you will find links to help you better understand our approach to treatment, as well as helpful behavioral health resources you can use at home.

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The Risk of Prescription Drug Abuse in Young People

By admin | August 11, 2016

For teens, addiction doesn’t necessarily start with abusing illegal drugs. Instead, substance abuse may begin in their parents’ medicine cabinet with prescription medications. Abusing prescription drugs is an increasingly common reason teens need help with addiction near Fort Lauderdale. Watch this video to learn more. Teens have begun turning to their parents’ pain medications to … Read more

Looking for the Signs of Heroin Use in Your Teen

By admin | August 4, 2016

Heroin use is becoming increasingly common nationally across all age groups, fueled in large part by prescription drug abuse. Many people, including teens, who abuse prescription pain medications turn to heroin because it is more affordable and easier to get. Because of the seriousness of heroin addiction, it is important to be aware of the … Read more

Does Early Drinking Increase the Risk of Alcoholism Later in Life?

By admin | July 28, 2016

Among the dangers of early drinking behavior in young people is an increased risk of alcoholism later in life. In addition to seeking treatment for alcoholism in Fort Lauderdale for young people who are abusing alcohol as soon as possible, experts also recommend taking steps to discourage underage drinking before it begins to reduce the … Read more

ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

MANY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISORDERS FIRST PRESENT DURING ADOLESCENCE:

  • 20-30 percent of adolescents have one major depressive episode before they reach adulthood.
  • 50-75 percent of adolescents with anxiety disorders and impulse control disorders, such as conduct disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, develop symptoms during adolescence.
  • Existing behavioral health problems become increasingly complex and intense as children transition into adolescence.

SUICIDE IS THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS:

  • Suicide affects young people from all ages, races, genders and socioeconomic groups, although some groups seem to have higher rates than others.
  • Older adolescents, aged 15-19, are at an increased risk for suicide.
  • Between 500,000 and 1,000,000 young people aged 15 to 24 attempt suicide each year.

ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE IN FLORIDA

  • The average age of first drug use is 13, with children as young as 10 classifying drug use as a major problem facing their peers.
  • In Broward County, 37 percent of high school students have ridden in a car with a driver under the influence of alcohol or marijuana.
  • Among Florida high school students, 13 percent reported smoking marijuana and 7.3 percent reported drinking alcohol before or during school.
  • Alcohol is the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 24.
  • 19.7 percent of high school students in Broward County reported drinking 5 or more drinks.
  • 29 percent of high school students in Florida have used marijuana one or more times in their life.
  • In 2014, nearly one in five high school students in Florida reported having blacked out after drinking.
  • Marijuana was the primary drug of 93 percent of adolescents younger than 18 in 2015.

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HELPFUL ORGANIZATIONS

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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