"Teen puberty is one of the most significant rites of passage in a person’s life. It marks the transition from childhood to young adulthood. And it’s a time of change, upheaval, and discovery. Teen puberty drives both mental and physical development in adolescence. Therefore, along with changes in their bodies, teens experience lots of emotional ups and downs while going through puberty. That’s normal, although it’s not always easy for teenagers or their parents. But understa
Substance use and substance use disorder affects employees, workplaces, families, and communities. It impacts workplace safety, health care costs, productivity, absenteeism, and job performance. Not only are individual employees affected by substance use disorder, any employee may have a partner, child, or family member that is struggling with a substance use disorder.
Employers have the opportunity to identify early signs and symptoms of a substance use disorder, and hel
"Teens’ relationship to social media addiction is a big topic today. Teenagers are among the biggest consumers of social media—but is it consuming them? Scientists are discovering an increasing number of troubling links between social networking and mental health challenges. These range from distress to teen depression. Furthermore, research is also zeroing in on the effects of social media addiction on the teenage brain. First of all, let’s take a look at the numbers. The St
"Research shows that tech screen time and technology dependence is bad for our kids. The overuse of technology can lead to long-term addictions, hence, tech dependence can ultimately damage the mind and body just like alcohol, cocaine, or heroin. This is bad news in a nation where teens consume an average of nine hours of media a day and 50 percent of teens feel they are addicted to their smartphones. Technology Dependence and Its Effects on the Nervous System We’ve known for