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Stress & Substance Misuse in Teens

There is a strong link between Substance misuse and stress. People who have a hard time dealing with stress are more likely to turn to drugs or alcohol as a way of coping. Adolescents can develop resiliency in the face of adversity by learning to adopt appropriate coping mechanisms.

Mindfulness, for example, can help adolescents build mental "breathing room" for dealing with upsetting emotions by slowing

down and paying attention to what is going on around them right now.

Mindfulness-based activities can also enhance teens’ emotional wellbeing and decrease how overwhelmed they feel from stress.

Top Mindfulness Activities For Teens:

Get to work, people!

When it comes to mindfulness and taking time for one's mental health, exercising or routinely moving one's body is a good hobby.


Puzzles are a great calming activity which is perfect when it comes to helping teens slow down and enjoy a longer task.

Detoxification from Modern Technology

An important mindfulness activity for teenagers to engage in is a technology detoxification. It makes a significant impact to their mental health and well-being whether they do this every Saturday, for a few hours, or simply for 20 minutes a day.

Maintain A Diary or Journal

You may already be aware that journaling is a fantastic way for people of all ages to practice mindfulness, but it's especially beneficial for teenagers.


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