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Episode 78: Understanding Teenage Substance Abuse with Richard Capriola

On this episode of Pursuing Uncomfortable, we discuss the topic of adolescent substance abuse and how parents can catch warning signs early on. My guest, Richard Capriola, has decades of experience working in education, mental health, and substance abuse, and has written a book called "The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse." We cover topics such as the dangers of purchasing drugs off the street, the increase in vaping among teenagers, and the impact of the pandemic on drug use. We also provide advice for parents on how to approach their child if they suspect substance abuse, and how to build a support system for themselves. Tune in to learn about the neuroscience of drug use and the importance of addressing underlying mental health issues.

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