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Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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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…

Saturday

19

March 2011

More Children from Texas Need Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment

by At-Risk.org 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…

Thursday

11

March 2010

Your Child Might Have It: Teenage Depression

by At-Risk.org Staff, on depression, frequent sadness, help the teen, teen depression, teenage depression, teenager, withdraws

Teenage depression is a very common incidence in teens nowadays and it generally affects anyone. Most of the parent with a teen already knows what teen depression is. They are already aware of the dangers depression might bring to their teens. If not, we have to inform them about teenage depression for them to prevent it from occurring. To start teaching parents with teens in their family we must first…

Wednesday

10

March 2010

Alternative for Troubled Teens

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school, boot camps, teen issues, teenager, troubled teens, wilderness camp

Teenagers who may be using drugs and alcohol, teens whose life has gotten out of control are what a troubled teen is all about. They are usually the teens who involved themselves in an activity that can ruin their lives or maybe ends it, without any hint from it. They usually join some gangs in school or outside school that later on they cannot get away from them. These teens…

Friday

05

March 2010

Things to know about Anorexia

by At-Risk.org Staff, on anorexia, anorexia nervosa, eating disorder, self esteem, teenage problem, teenager

Anorexia Nervosa is a condition of eating disorder among teenagers nowadays. Teenagers are the major group that is affected by this condition. Anorexia is plainly defined as the refusal to eat maybe because teenagers have the intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat and fear of maintaining their current body weight or maybe they have an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Other than an intense fear of gaining weight,…

Thursday

04

March 2010

ADHD: THE USUAL THING

by At-Risk.org Staff, on active child, ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, child problem, impulsive, teenager

ADHD is defined as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; this disease affects the child or the teenager of both sexes. But this condition usually shows up in younger children compared to a teenager but if the child has ADHD they may still have it when they become a teenager. Some of ADHD in teenager becomes worst compared when they were still young. The identification of child with ADHD is fairly easy…

Wednesday

03

March 2010

Teenage ADD

by At-Risk.org Staff, on ADD, attention deficit, school, teenage, teenager

A teenage individual with ADD can really experience problems when it comes to school and friends. He/ She can experience judgment from others, being ridiculed; this will make the life of the teen miserable rather than happy. Additionally, this ADD is very crucial when it comes to age group. ADD with extreme behavior is usually seen in younger children rather than in teenager. This means that ADD in younger children…

Thursday

22

November 2007

Anxiety can damage your teenage kid

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school for troubled teens, intervention boarding school, mad teenager, teen anger, teen anger management, teen depression, teen emotional outburst teenage outrage, teen emotions, teen problems, teenage anger, teenage anger management, teenage substance abuse, teenager, troubled teens

There are many reasons why teenagers become extremely anxious, which could somehow ruin their lives. Most of the time, parents may overlook such a condition because they always ask, “What would be a good reason for a kid to have anxiety?” Think again. Teenagers have anxiety because of school, friends, family and even life as a whole. Teen anxiety may lead to depression, overeating, drugs/alcohol use, smoking  and even…

Thursday

22

November 2007

Dealing with your pregnant teenager

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school for troubled teens, mad teenager, teen anger, teen anger management, teen depression, teen emotional outburst teenage outrage, teen emotions, teen problems, teenage anger, teenage anger management, teenage eating disorder, teenager, troubled teens

Although there is a strong urge of responsibility to have and keep the baby, more parents are considering other options. Parents are always concern about the welfare and future of their children. There are actually several ways to help these teenagers and their families. Of course, it may depend on each case and the place where they are located.  However, the government is willing to assist these families in terms…

Thursday

22

November 2007

The normal teenager

by At-Risk.org Staff, on boarding school for troubled teens, intervention boarding school, mad teenager, teen anger, teen anger management, teen depression, teen emotional outburst teenage outrage, teen emotions, teen problems, teenage anger, teenage anger management, teenage substance abuse, teenager, troubled teens

Who is the normal teenager? Which behaviors are expected and accepted for a teen? Generally, teenagers are know to attempt for their independence. They often do it through curiosity and eventually experimentation. Teenage behavior can be far more shocking to most parents. Maybe because teenagers want to be identified; to be “cool”; or, to be just different. For instance, they want to express themselves as part of the current “emo”…