At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

california

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,…

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…

Saturday

12

March 2011

Drug Abuse Interventions are Successful in California

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, california, drug, drugs, risk, substance, teen, teenage, teenagers, youth

Many people from California are drug abusers – that is a fact. Unfortunately, a lot of them are children and young people, that are not aware of consequences and do not want to take advices and reject assistance. In these cases, well-performed intervention can be of great help.   When we mention drug abuse intervention, people may think of unpleasant situations, screaming, crying or even violence. This is not the…

Sunday

06

March 2011

What Can Parents Learn From California Magazines?

by At-Risk.org Staff, on california, magazines, parents, teen, teenagers, tens

Parent magazines are publications, which contains variety of articles for parents and families. They are generally published on a regular schedule. Magazines for parents usually address to mothers, but fathers can read them too. Magazines can found at newsstands and bookstores, or you can order them by mail.   Many parents from California subscribe on parent magazines, as an insurance that they will get the latest news and topics on…

Tuesday

01

March 2011

California Parents โ€“ Prepare for Difficulties of Parenting Boys

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boys, california, children, parenting, teenage, teenagers, teens

Parenting is not easy at all, but many parents from California say that parenting boys is even tougher than raising a girl, especially when they get older. Perhaps some of the parents with daughters will not agree with them, but, tougher or not, there are certainly some differences. Parents do not make these differences when they choose toys depending on sex of a baby, or blue and red pajamas. Dissimilarities…

Friday

25

February 2011

Frequently Asked Question about Parenting in California

by At-Risk.org Staff, on california, faq about parenting, parenting, parents, questions, teen, teenagers, teens

Parents that ask questions are good parents. As they say, there are no stupid questions, especially from parents concerned for benefit of their children. Therefore, you should ask for everything you need to know or you are not sure of, that will help you with raising your children. Here are some questions that parents from California are usually asking: - How to be a good parent? There is no one…

Saturday

19

February 2011

Some Good Parenting Tips for Parent in California

by At-Risk.org Staff, on california, good, parenting, parents, teen, tenage, trouble

If you are a parent from California, raising your child may be very difficult to you. Sometimes you may feel lost, and don’t know what is the right thing to do. Perhaps you just can’t find time to do all your errands and still commit yourself to your child. Perhaps you have done everything you could, but still you are not completely satisfied. Here are some…

Tuesday

15

February 2011

How to Discipline Children - Teen Problems in California

by At-Risk.org Staff, on california, children, discipline, kid, parents, teen, teenage

Disciplining children in California is a skill that needs to be developed over the years, as your child grows. Ways of discipline will change as it gets older. Positive discipline leads to well-behaved children, which will save from troubles later, when they grow older. Do not mistake discipline with punishment. It is more of learning, giving instructions, setting rules, teaching your child right from wrong. Discipline methods will vary as…

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…