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Thursday

28

April 2011

Teen Mothers from Massachusetts Need Help From Their Parents

by At-Risk.org Staff, on help, Massachusetts, mothers, parenting, parents, teen, teenagers, teens

Thanks to lack of good parenting or whatever other reason it is, kids today act less responsible and manage to get themselves and their parents in trouble very often. One of those problems is premature sex and teen pregnancy, although the sexual education is no longer a taboo topic. One thoughtless act and teens happen to be parents before they planed it and more then often their parents get into…

Friday

22

April 2011

Parenting Guide โ€“ Starting Point for Massachusetts Parents

by At-Risk.org Staff, on class, course, guide, issues, Massachusetts, parenting, parents, problems, risk, teen, teenagers, youth

You have managed to raise your kid during twelve difficult years. There was that time when you were completely new at parenting, when your baby totally depended on you, but you managed it. There was time when you had to teach your kid to talk, walk and do everything else. There was preschool age, and the worst problems at school. Still, now that you are experienced parent, you are scared…

Wednesday

30

March 2011

Reading and Writing Drug Abuse Stories as Help for Texas Teens

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, drug, drugs, stories, substance, teen, teenagers, teens, texas

Most of the Texas teens believe that it so not such a big deal if they get high or drunk occasionally. Everybody does it, it makes them feel nice – so then why not do it? They are not aware of actual reasons against it, and consequences drug abuse brings. They hear parents talking about them, but don’t actually listen. Hearing them from other teens may be helpful.…

Monday

28

March 2011

An Essay about Teen Drug Abuse in Illinois

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, drug, drugs, essay, Illinois, substance, teen, teenagers, teens

Drug abuse among teens is spreading rapidly across Illinois. Drug addiction is considered a disease, and it is in fact spreading like a virus among our children. In this essay, we will try to explain why the drug abuse problem is so serious.   By drugs, we mean all the substances that have negative effects, especially on child’s health, including cigarettes and alcohol, beside over the counter drugs,…

Friday

25

March 2011

What are the Statistics of Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Florida?

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, drug, drugs, florida, statistics, substance, teen, teenager

Statistic of drug and alcohol abuse is very important. Government, law enforcement, parents and teacher can use it to follow children’s activities and increase awareness of problem. Many treatment specialists, counselors and other professionals perform it. Here is the data from the spring of 2009, which shows that substance abuse among teens from Florida is on the rise, regarding the data from earlier years.   Most commonly abused…

Tuesday

22

March 2011

Definition of Drug Abuse and Dependence Signs in California Teens

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, california, dependence, drug, substance, teen, teenagers, teens

Drug abuse is compulsive, excessive, and self-damaging use of habit forming drugs or substances, leading to addiction or dependence, serious physiological injury (such as damage to kidneys, liver, heart) and/or psychological harm (such as dysfunctional behavior patterns, hallucinations, memory loss), or death. It is also called substance abuse.   Drug abuse definition can classify three categories:   1. Use - It is when teens or adults use drugs occasionally,…

Sunday

20

March 2011

How to Prevent Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Illinois

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, alcohol, drug, Illinois, prevention, substance, teen, teenagers, treatment

Nothing solves the problem better then the prevention of it. Teen substance abuse begins in home. Parental influence is the main reason why teens stay off alcohol and drugs. Teens whose parents teach them about risks of substance abusing have 50% more chance never to try drugs and to avoid underage drinking.   In other words, parents who do not engage in prevention of alcohol and drug abuse, have more…

Saturday

19

March 2011

More Children from Texas Need Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, alcohol, drug, substance, teen, teenager, teens, texas, treatment

Many families from Texas discover that their teenager has some type of addiction. It comes as quite a shock, for this is a very serous problem in deed, no matter if alcohol or drugs caused it. In some cases even, teens have problems both with alcohol, and with drugs.   When a teenager finds himself in this situation, it is difficult for him to get back to normal way of…

Friday

18

March 2011

Child Drug Abuse as a Worst Nightmare for New York Parents

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, alcohol, drug, drugs, new york, parents, substance, teen, teenage

Among other problems that parents with teens have to face, child drug abuse may be the worst one, as drugs are most threatening to child’s health. Drugs can change young person’s mind and body in a very short time, creating addiction and leading to serious health problems and even death.   Every day, there are teenagers in New York that try some type of drug. Further…

Thursday

17

March 2011

Choose the Alcohol Treatment for Teens in California Very Carefully

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, california, drug, substance, teen, teenagers

Alcohol is no less dangerous to teenagers then drugs. It is a great health risk to them, which leads to irresponsible behavior like drunk driving. Many times, when drunk, teenagers do stuff they wouldn’t otherwise do – like engage in early sexual intercourse. This can lead further to unwanted pregnancy.   Alcohol prevents normal brain development in teenagers. Early and constant exposure brain to alcohol may have negative…