Are you concerned that your teen might be abusing drugs? Perhaps you’re curious to what percentage of teens try and abuse drugs? In studies there seems to be a clear correlation between age and drug use. Youths aged between 12 and 17 abused drugs the most, with reports suggesting that 60.6% were dependent on or [...]
Teenagers drink as much alcohol as adults, which is a fact. I don’t mean the quantity of alcohol drank, but the number, percentage of teenagers that drink is the same percentage for adults. Over 80% of teenagers have tried alcohol, but in the end drinking comes down to a simple choice, whether they want to [...]
When you think about the most common problems about teen drinking what comes to mind? An average person according to a recent study will say one out of two, drunk driving and teen pregnancy. Although both of those are very big problems and both of those may cause dire consequences there are unfortunately more issues, [...]
More and more teenagers are becoming addicted to something, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs even technology like cell phones and internet, they simply cannot live without those things. But the most critical form of abuse is substance abuse. Substance abuse like drugs and alcohol may cause unimaginable consequences for a teenager, so once parents see the symptoms they should act immediately. This is the perfect place to inform yourself about the symptoms of drug abuse, but in this article we will cover the next step, alcohol and drug rehab.
More than half of American teens say they’ve consumed alcohol, and more than 40 percent of those children say they sometimes get their alcohol free from an adult, a new federal survey found. Among the country’s estimated 10.8 million underage drinkers, more than 40 percent said they got alcohol free from an adult during the [...]
Continual aggressive behavior from childhood through late adolescence is a significant predictor of adult alcohol use and abuse, a new University of Michigan study indicates. In comparison to childhood and adolescent aggression, some variables often thought of as risk factors, such as problems in the family and parents’ poor educational background, are weak predictors of [...]
Between homework, cheerleading and working at Wendy’s, Megan Ward was tired from being always on the go. So last year the 16-year-old began drinking a Red Bull or Monster energy drink before school and sometimes a second one before cheerleading practice. “I was trying to get energy,” says Megan, of Parker, Colo. “In the morning, [...]