Posts Tagged ‘Prevention’

  • Teens Getting Drugs Online | Prescription Drug Dangers For Kids

    Getting Drugs Online Easy For Teens

    Nov 22, 13 • 2796 Views • Internet Risk/Addiction, Prescription Drug AddictionComments Off on Getting Drugs Online Easy For Teens

    The teens of Generation Z have grown up with computers. Many had some type of computer-type toy as a toddler. For teens, paper encyclopedias are foreign. They get all of their information online. Teens also do much of their shopping online for music, videos,...

  • Signs Of Teen Suicide Risk | Helping Teenagers Who Are Suicidal

    How To Recognize The Risk For Suicide Among Teens

    Nov 21, 13 • 3718 Views • Featured, SuicideComments Off on How To Recognize The Risk For Suicide Among Teens

    When someone is suffering from depression to the point that they feel worthless and want to die, friends and family may feel helpless as to how they can help. But friends and family may be able to help by identifying some of the risk factors and warning signs...

  • Link Between Teen Drinking And Breast Cancer | Girls Avoiding Alcohol

    Link Between Teen Drinking And Breast Cancer?

    Nov 20, 13 • 2787 Views • Alcohol AbuseComments Off on Link Between Teen Drinking And Breast Cancer?

    Parents are encouraged to keep an open dialogue with their children about decisions related to drug and alcohol use. Parents should make sure that teen children understand their opinions about substance use, in addition to maintaining clearly-communicated...

  • How To Recognize Teen Depression | Signs-Treating Depression In Teens

    How To Recognize Teen Depression And What To Do About It

    Nov 15, 13 • 3704 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on How To Recognize Teen Depression And What To Do About It

    Teenagers are unsettled. Almost everything in their life is in transition. Because of shifting hormones, teens tend to find that their emotions run high. Combine that emotionally charged atmosphere with a lack of experience and what you get is...

  • Top 8 Risk Factors That Contribute to Substance Abuse Among Teens

    What Are The Top 8 Factors That Contribute to Substance Abuse Among Teens?

    Nov 13, 13 • 20149 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on What Are The Top 8 Factors That Contribute to Substance Abuse Among Teens?

    Risk factors are conditions or behaviors which increase the likelihood that a problem will develop. There are known factors which make it more probable that a teenager will abuse things like drugs or alcohol. Some of the risk factors can be...

  • Depressed Teens Having Problems As Adults | Teen Mental Illness

    Why Depressed Teens Have Turbulent 20s

    Nov 8, 13 • 1941 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Why Depressed Teens Have Turbulent 20s

    The transition from the teen years to early adulthood is marked by several important decisions about careers, whether to enroll in college and often new levels of financial independence. A new study finds that some young adults may face additional challenges...

  • Why Teen Girls More Prone To Drug Addiction - More Difficult To Treat

    Why Are Teen Girls More Prone To Addiction And More Difficult To Treat?

    Oct 31, 13 • 3494 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Why Are Teen Girls More Prone To Addiction And More Difficult To Treat?

    Recent research has proven that teenagers are more likely to get addicted to drugs or alcohol than adults. Differences in the brains of teens compared to adults simply make them more vulnerable to forming a habit. They engage in more risky behaviors and are...

  • How Are Alcohol Advertisers On Social Media Targeting Teens, Kids?

    How Are Alcohol Advertisers On Social Media Targeting Teens?

    Oct 28, 13 • 6137 Views • Internet Risk/AddictionComments Off on How Are Alcohol Advertisers On Social Media Targeting Teens?

    If advertising didn’t affect us, no one would be spending millions of dollars to buy commercial time on television or billboards along the highways. The fact is, advertising does have an impact.  With the explosion of social media outlets over the past...

  • Teen Abuse Of Triple C | Risks, Side-effects of DXM Dextromethorphan

    Abuse Of “Triple C” By Teens On The Rise

    Oct 22, 13 • 46186 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Abuse Of “Triple C” By Teens On The Rise

    Doctors, substance abuse counselors, and law enforcement are reporting that there is an explosion in the use of a drug called Triple C among US teens. Teenagers often find substances to abuse that are easy to access. This means turning to household chemicals,...

  • What You Should Know - Prescription Drug Abuse, Addiction and Overdose

    What You Should Know About Prescription Drug Abuse

    Oct 8, 13 • 2093 Views • Prescription Drug AddictionComments Off on What You Should Know About Prescription Drug Abuse

    Just because a doctor prescribes medicines to people does not mean those drugs are safe when not used properly. In 2010, drug overdoses caused 38,000 deaths in America. Almost half of these deaths were from prescription painkiller overdoses. The Centers for...