Over-The-Counter (OTC) Drug Abuse

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DXM, when used according to dosage instructions, relieves symptoms related to upper respiratory allergies and colds. However, in high dosages, DXM is known to cause hallucinations and a sense of disassociation. That’s what the teens are looking for when they abuse products containing DXM, but there are risks involved. Abuse of DXM can lead to […]

Rave Drug Use Among Teens

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What are some of the items that a parent can look for that would indicate rave drugs are being sold and used? Vicks Vapor Rub (it’s not being rubbed on chests to relieve cold symptoms!) Eye drops Menthol nasal inhalers Surgical masks Glow sticks (no, it’s not cute when your teen comes home from an […]

Juvenile Delinquent: Why and How a Child Turns One?

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These coordinated approaches are creating innovative programs and services within the juvenile justice system. Is your son or daughter a juvenile delinquent? Do you go to sleep at night worrying about the juvenile delinquent that lives across the street? Are you wondering why a seemingly nice kid could turn out like this? You’re not alone. […]

Teen Depression: Everything Parents Must Know

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The sad thing is that of all the teenagers struggling with teen depression, only thirty percent receive any sort of intervention. The other seventy percent simply struggle through the pain of mental illness or emotional turmoil, and as the rate of depression rises, so does the teen suicide rate. The good news is, the National […]

Pre-Teen/Early Adolescent Problems

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But the thrills and chills don’t end there. What I have described is the nature of the pubescent child’s external challenges. There is a whole other dimension that correlates. This is the internal world of the pre-teen. In here nothing keeps still, everything is being rocked about by the definitive arrival of the relevant hormones. […]

Mood Swings in Teens and Pointers for Extremes

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As if this were not enough, there are the myriad psychological factors that influence individual personality development. No two people are exactly the same and no experience is the same for everyone. Reality is filtered through the unique psychological makeup of each individual. Add to that the fact that each person is irredeemably contextualized within […]

Teen Drug Abuse: Facts, Causes, Symptoms and Other Useful Information

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One day, he took me to a ‘joint’ where we met other teen drug abuse culprits. They offered me marijuana, I refused. They offered it again and again and again. I eventually accepted to ‘taste’.” That was how Michael started abusing drugs. In 1998, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse reported that an estimated 13.6 […]

Boot Camps for Teens

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While TV boot camps are mainly for entertainment and you’ve one in a thousand chance of entering, the other ones are “obey the rules or I’ll kick you in line” sort of thing. Privately owned boot camps and troubled teen schools will typically range in price from $2,500 to $8,000 per month. Some offer different […]