Posts Tagged ‘Prevention’

  • Why Are Utah’s Drinking Teens At Greater Risk Of Binging

    Why Are Utah’s Drinking Teens At Greater Risk Of Binging?

    Mar 3, 14 • 2360 Views • Alcohol AbuseComments Off on Why Are Utah’s Drinking Teens At Greater Risk Of Binging?

    In Utah, a state known for its conservative Mormon beliefs, it may come as no surprise that the teenage drinking rate lags behind figures reported for the rest of the nation. However, what may be shocking...

  • Is There Potential For Treating ADHD With Diet | Teen ADHD Treatment

    Is There Potential For Treating ADHD With Diet?

    Feb 26, 14 • 2463 Views • ADHD/ADDComments Off on Is There Potential For Treating ADHD With Diet?

    ADHD, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a troubling developmental disorder for many reasons; one reason is that diagnosed cases of it seem to be on the rise. Nearly...

  • Dangerous New Ways Teens Are Getting High | Risky Teen Drug Abuse

    Dangerous New Ways Teens Are Getting High

    Feb 21, 14 • 4251 Views • Drug Side-EffectsComments Off on Dangerous New Ways Teens Are Getting High

    Teens are notorious for pushing the boundaries, and parents do their best to watch their kids for unacceptable behavior. But what even watchful parents might not know is that teens are using seemingly harmless household substances in order to get high...

  • Why Drug Risk Scare Tactics Do Little To Deter Young Teen Users

    Why Drug Risk “Scare Tactics” Do Little To Deter Young Users

    Feb 19, 14 • 2563 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Why Drug Risk “Scare Tactics” Do Little To Deter Young Users

    For decades, strategies to prevent drug use have centered on warnings about negative consequences, including the famous “This is your brain on drugs” fried egg commercial. There were also the posters showing healthy, pink lungs next to ones exposed to...

  • Most Suicidal Youth Were Seen By Physician Within Year Of Death

    Most Suicidal Youth Were Seen By Physician Within Year Of Death

    Feb 18, 14 • 2157 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Most Suicidal Youth Were Seen By Physician Within Year Of Death

    The importance of screening youth for mental health symptoms at a regular physician check-up is becoming increasingly clear. Many mental disorders, including depression, anxiety and various eating disorders commonly emerge during...

  • What Parents Should Know About Cough And Cold Medicine Abuse

    What Parents Should Know About Cough And Cold Medicine Abuse

    Feb 11, 14 • 4972 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on What Parents Should Know About Cough And Cold Medicine Abuse

    If your family medicine cabinet looks like the cold and flu aisle at the local pharmacy, you may want to take some time to clear out those partially empty bottles and pill boxes.  Many teens are using common cough and cold medicines to get high. ...

  • Substance Use Among New England Youth | Rhode Island Teen Drug Use

    Substance Use Among New England Youth…What’s Unique About It?

    Feb 6, 14 • 2828 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Substance Use Among New England Youth…What’s Unique About It?

    The youth of Rhode Island were recently surveyed on their alcohol and drug use, among other issues, and the town of East Greenwich published the data hoping the community would better understand the seriousness of substance abuse. The Brown University study,...

  • How To Prevent Substance Use In Your Teen Using Social Media

    How To Prevent Substance Use In Your Teen Using Social Media

    Feb 4, 14 • 3307 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on How To Prevent Substance Use In Your Teen Using Social Media

    Parents are often at a loss when it comes to talking with their teens. Whether they fear a blank stare or having to deal with a disrespectful response, parents often imagine that they will not be able to connect with their child. However, it is critical that...

  • How Is Equine Therapy Used To Greatly Help Addicted Teens

    How Is Equine Therapy Used To Greatly Help Addicted Teens?

    Jan 30, 14 • 5403 Views • Addiction TreatmentComments Off on How Is Equine Therapy Used To Greatly Help Addicted Teens?

    When you have a substance-abusing teen, you want to find the best possible treatment available.  After all, you want your child to live the happy, potential-packed life he or she deserves. Equine-assisted therapy – which involves the use of horses in a...

  • Does Lack Of Sleep Leave Teens At Risk For Depression

    Does Lack Of Sleep Leave Teens At Risk For Depression?

    Jan 23, 14 • 2577 Views • Mental HealthComments Off on Does Lack Of Sleep Leave Teens At Risk For Depression?

    Sleepy-headed teens have long been the center of family taunts and even classroom discipline but not getting sufficient sleep during the high school years is no joke. Nodding off during chemistry could mean kids do more than miss helpful explanations and...