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Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

abuse

Monday

07

February 2011

Alabama Hotline for Teen Drug Abuse

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, alabama, drug, hotline, substance, teen, teens

Drug abuse hotline is a telephone helpline which offers help to those that call. Many of these services now offer more than telephone support - offering access to information, advice via telephone, email, web or SMS. Help is usually offered by volunteers, but sometimes there are paid professionals on the other line. In any case, they all must be trained for drug abuse solutions. In most cases, services are available…

Sunday

06

February 2011

Teen Drug Abuse Counseling in California

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

Drug abuse counselors work with people who are addicted to drugs and other addictive substances. These counselors must assess their clients and then provide appropriate individual or group counseling to help them identify and understand behaviors and problems related to their addictions. They do not provide psychological therapy. They usually work under the supervision of physicians, psychologists and social workers. Drug abuse counselors work in outpatient clinics, halfway houses and…

Saturday

05

February 2011

Where to find drug abuse solutions in Alabama

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, alabama, drug, solution, substance, teen, teens

Drug abuse today is a major cause for concern and has a negative effect on society at large. Though students constitute a large segment of drug abusers, adults also succumb to drug abuse. The first step towards combating drug addiction is to make the abuser aware of the damage it causes the body, as well as the mind. Most addicts lack confidence and must be taught to become a master…

Friday

04

February 2011

Prescription drug abuse - Arizona teens get high with legal drugs

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, Arizona, drugs, legal, substance, teen, teens

Millions of people live longer healthier lives because of prescription drugs. However, not taking medications as directed or using another one's medications can be devastating or even deadly. Prescription drug abuse can be just as dangerous and addictive as taking illegal street drugs. Unfortunately, more and more teenagers from Arizona tend to prescription drug abuse. Prescription drugs are the most commonly abused drugs only second to Marijuana. -…

Thursday

03

February 2011

Juvenile Drug Abuse in Arkansas on the Rise

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, Arkansas, drug, juvenile, substance, teen

Juvenile drug abuse is growing more common nowadays as increasing numbers of teens gain access to different street drugs. Anytime a new drug hits the streets, its popularity soars, and we find ourselves fighting against it. At the same time, drugs that have been around for years sometimes rise sharply and unexpectedly in popularity. Results of a 2006 survey of public school students throughout Arkansas indicate that approximately 11% of…

Wednesday

02

February 2011

The Statistics on Teenage Drug Abuse in New York

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, drug, new, statistics, substance, teen, york

Parents may not realize just how available illicit drugs are to their children. They may not realize how young children are when they begin to experiment with alcohol and drugs. Statistics can be sobering, and can alert parents to the need to communicate with their children about the dangers of substance abuse and help them develop strategies to cope with peer pressure.   Based on the 2006 and 2007 National…

Tuesday

01

February 2011

Symptoms of Drug Abuse Among Teens in California

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

Drug abuse problem is rising every day among California teens. To deal with this problem, first you must recognize it.   There are many symptoms of drug abuse, and unfortunately, lots of them are hard to be spotted, as they are similar or same as usual changes an average teenager goes through. If, and when you spot some of them, you cannot turn the blind eye and hope that thing…

Sunday

17

January 2010

Health effects of excessive drinking

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, alcohol, brain, cancer, damage, effects, excessive, excessive consumption alcohol, excessive drinking, health, health effects, heart, inflammation, lung, stomach

Excessive drinking has short term and long term effects. Alcoholism is a real disease, but it has cures. You should know your limit because excessive drinking is not only harmful to you, but also to other people. So, what health problems are associated with excessive alcohol use? Excessive drinking causes brain damage and other mental health problems over time. These mental problems include alcohol dependence where your body cannot perform…