Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.




April 2011

Some Positive Parenting Tips for Louisiana Parents

by Staff, on abuse, at risk, drug, Louisiana, parenting, parents, positive, teenagers, teens, youth

Some of Louisiana parents are not handling problems with their teens very well, and they are in need of some positive parenting tips. Here are some basic tips that might be helpful in creating a positive child-parent relationship. Respect your children and treat them as individual persons, with mind and desires of their own. Understand that, even though they are a part of you, they may be different in many…



March 2011

Reading and Writing Drug Abuse Stories as Help for Texas Teens

by 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.…



March 2011

An Essay about Teen Drug Abuse in Illinois

by 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,…



March 2011

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

by 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…



March 2011

Helpful and Misleading Drug Abuse Articles from New York

by Staff, on abuse, articles, drug, new york, prevention, substance, teenagers, teens, york

Articles can be very helpful written documents, that don’t take much time to read, as they are usually short, but still can provide a lot of useful information. Drug abuse is a great problem now days, so it is no wonder that many articles in papers or on the internet cover this subject.   If you want to find out more about drug problem in order to prevent…



March 2011

Definition of Drug Abuse and Dependence Signs in California Teens

by 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,…



March 2011

Over the Counter Drug Abuse is Just the Beginning for Florida Teens

by Staff, on abuse, counter, drug, florida, substance, teenagers, teens

Great number of teenagers from Florida use drugs for non-medical purposes. It seems that they found a way to get high with cheap drugs, which they can even find in their home. Sometimes it is the beginning drug experimenting, sometimes prescription drugs are just the substitutes for the regular drugs they are taking.   In either way, over the counter drug abuse is a serious problem in Florida, as it…



March 2011

How to Prevent Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Illinois

by 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…



March 2011

More Children from Texas Need Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment

by 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…



March 2011

Child Drug Abuse as a Worst Nightmare for New York Parents

by 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…