At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

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Saturday

02

April 2011

Common Problems while Parenting Teenagers for Maine Parents

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk, maine, parenting, parents, problems, teenagers, teens, youth

When your child comes to teen age, many things will change in life of your family. New problems will appear, different habits will create, you will probably experience differences in a relationship with your kids… and for most Maine parents this is sudden and unexpected so soon. Today, it seems that kids grow faster than before. They seem mature and smarter for their age, and very often get angry…

Friday

01

April 2011

Some Positive Parenting Tips for Louisiana Parents

by At-Risk.org 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…

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,…

Wednesday

23

March 2011

Helpful and Misleading Drug Abuse Articles from New York

by At-Risk.org 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…

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,…

Monday

21

March 2011

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

by At-Risk.org 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…

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…

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…