At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

drugs

Wednesday

30

March 2011

Reading and Writing Drug Abuse Stories as Help for Texas Teens

by At-Risk.org 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.…

Monday

28

March 2011

An Essay about Teen Drug Abuse in Illinois

by At-Risk.org 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,…

Friday

25

March 2011

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

by At-Risk.org 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…

Friday

18

March 2011

Child Drug Abuse as a Worst Nightmare for New York Parents

by At-Risk.org 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…

Wednesday

16

March 2011

The Importance of Drug Rehab in Illinois

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, drug, drugs, Illinois, substance, teen, teenagers, teens

For many parents in Illinois, there comes the day when they have to face the horrible fact: their teenager has the drug addiction problem. Sometimes they find out on their own, by accident or someone else tell them. Best scenario is when a teenager confesses the problem to his or her parents. It means that he come to his senses and want to be treated.   In any case, it…

Tuesday

15

March 2011

What Makes Teen Drug Addiction Terrifying in Florida

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

There is a difference between drug abuse and drug addiction. Not every person that abuse drugs is necessarily an addict, but is probably on a way to become one. Every teenager that even try some of the drugs is at risk to develop an addiction, if continue using it.   This is how the drugs work. At first, it is just a one-time pleaser, with a short affect, and the…

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…

Wednesday

09

February 2011

Teen Drug Abuse Rehabilitation in Arizona

by At-Risk.org Staff, on abuse, Arizona, center, drug, drugs, rehab, substance, teen, teenage, teenagers

Drug abuse rehabilitation is process of medical and psychotherapeutic treatment for dependency on street or prescription drugs. It has a purpose to enable the patient to cease substance abuse, and return to normal life. It is addressed to detoxification and physical addiction, but also to a much bigger, psychological dependency.   At drug abuse rehabilitation, patients learn new methods of interacting in a drug-free environment, very often using a twelve-step…

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. -…

Wednesday

05

May 2010