Teenage Substance Abuse part 1
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Tips on Talking to Teens About Drug Use
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Is My Child Using Drugs? How to Spot the Early Warning Signs
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Helping a teen who is using Drugs
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Learning the signs of teen drug use
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How To Deal With A Teenager Using Drugs
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Spotting Signs of Teen Drug Use
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Understand why your child is using drugs or alcohol. Consider what boundaries might need to be put in place to protect and support the family. Ask a mentor, coach, teacher, or counselor whom your teen respects to talk to your child.
Know what professional help. According to the survey, substances at historically low levels of use among teenagers include cigarettes, alcohol, heroin, prescription opioids, meth, sedatives and ketamine. However, many teenagers are still abusing drugs, including 12.4 percent of high school seniors.
If you suspect your teen is using drugs, take a closer look at what’s going on their lives. Paying attention to your teen’s daily activities and behaviors will give you further clues into what’s motivating their behaviors. For instance, some teens use drugs to compensate for low self-esteem, to fit in, or to cope with pain in their lives. Weight changes are a normal part of teen life, but rapid fluctuations could indicate an addiction.
Some teens neglect to eat due to drugs or spend lunch money on an addiction rather than eat. Your child is more likely to get ill if he or she takes drugs, as the side effects of some drugs partially suppress the immune system. Inhaled drugs can also lead to respiratory problems.
Why teens use or misuse drugs Various factors can contribute to teen drug use and misuse. First-time use often occurs in social settings with easily accessible substances, such as alcohol and cigarettes. Continued use might be a result of insecurities or a desire for social acceptance. Continued 6 Tips for Parents of Teens. If your child is lying about using drugs or alcohol, looking the other way is a dangerous mistake.
Study after study shows that parents’ involvement plays. Drug abuse is increasingly common among teens and young adults. Know the telltale signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction. Using drugs, especially drugs that are snorted like cocaine, can cause nosebleeds.
When somebody snorts a drug the substance can directly irritate the nasal membrane. But dealing with a child’s drug use, whether it is experimental or more developed, is a reality for many parents. Marijuana is often one of the main drugs of choice among teens and adolescents.
Research shows that the majority of adolescents who enter drug rehab do. Help is a phone call away. 352.771.2700 What to Do if Your Child is Using Drugs Many teens engage in risky substance abuse, which can create a number of unwanted physical and mental effects, so parents should recognize the problem and take action. A critical part of understanding teen drug use is awareness about drug paraphernalia—the items kids use to hide or consume drugs. You may find these items in your child’s bedroom, car or backpack.
Plastic baggies or small paper bags Cigarette packages Electronic-cigarettes (also called E-cigarettes) Small glass vials Pill bottles Candy or gum wrappers Baseball cap/ski cap Belt.
List of related literature:
|from The Defiant Child: A Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder|
|from Drugs and Society|
|from The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family|
|from Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 3|
|from The Parenting Book|
|from Family Medicine: Principles and Practice|
|from Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child|
|from Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction|
|from Current Clinical Medicine E-Book: Expert Consult Online|
|from The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively|