Increasingly young children and binge drinking are a difficult combination for parents to handle — but we can’t ignore it The dreaded birds-and-bees talk looks easy compared to this new rite of modern parenthood. Among issues parents are encouraged to talk to their teenage and pre-teen children about is how to identify a case of….
Teen Addiction Anonymous – Education and empowerment for teens to help them overcome addictive behaviors.
NIDA for Teens – National Association on Drug Abuse information, prevention and intervention tactics for Teens.
SMART Recovery – Addiction recovery help for teens and young adults.
The Cool Spot – Alcohol, peer pressure and teenage underage drinking resources and information.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Teens and alcohol, a guide to addiction and the effects teen drug or alcohol use can have on youth.
Teens Health – Dealing with addiction and overcoming substance abuse.
Project Know – Teen drug addiction resources and guides to understanding drug addiction and teen drug abuse.
Medline Plus Teen Mental Health – Information about teen mental health problems from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
American Psychiatric Association – An overview of how mental illness affects teens and the methods of treatment that can help.
Office of Adolescent Health – Mental health habits and information about adolescent health from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Dangers Signs of Mental Illness in Teens – Health Children.org discusses the dangers of mental illness and how to spot the signs of a problem.
Mental Health Disorders in Children & Teens – Overview of mental illness and the effects that psychological disorders have on teens.
Depression in Teens – Dealing with teenage depression, a guide from Mental Health America.
Eating Disorders – Nemours Teens Health website provides details on teenage eating disorders and effective treatment.
Tween and Teen Health – Eating disorders information from Mayo Clinic including “Tips to protect your teen.”
Teenagers with Eating Disorders – American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry guide to teenage eating disorders and related problems.
Boston Children’s Hospital – Information about the causes, tests, treatment and care for teenage eating disorders.
In Montana, underage drinking is often thought of as a “rite of passage” that every teen goes through. It is seen as a harmless pastime. The exact opposite is true; this “harmless pastime” contributes to more deaths among our youth than any other preventable cause. Recent studies in brain development show that the human brain….
A Generation of Victorian teenagers are drinking themselves into oblivion, with more than a quarter of 15-year-olds bingeing until they black out – the point at which brain damage is likely to occur. Research has also found that more than a third of 11-year-old boys have consumed alcohol. The figures, contained in a study by….
Thousands of teenagers had a total of 5,171 litres of alcohol confiscated in a summer crackdown on binge drinking, the government has said. As part of a £1.4m campaign, more than 3,500 youngsters in 69 “priority areas” of England were stopped between July and September. Also, more than 1,800 parents were informed and more than….
An explosion in binge drinking among high school girls is driving an increase in unwanted teen sex, a nationwide survey, which will be outlined in Brisbane today, says. A massive 60 per cent of year 12 girls – and nearly one in three year 10 females – admitted to binge drinking three or more times….
Recent headlines tell the tragic consequences of underage drinking. Lacey Police Department were recently called to the 1400 block of Diamond Road where they discovered the body of a 19-year-old man. Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock is awaiting final toxicology reports to confirm that the man died of alcohol poisoning. Police said a number of….
Study Shows Alcohol Abuse as Teenager Could Affect Future Decision-Making Abuse alcohol when you’re young and you’ll make unwise decisions later on in life, a new study suggests. It is well known that too much alcohol can slow down a person’s ability to think, react, and make decisions at the current moment. But scientists from….
Drinking College students who describe themselves as regular binge drinkers performed considerably worse on a test measuring attention and memory skills compared with students who didn’t binge. The test, by the way, was conducted while all the students were sober. The results suggest that binge drinking may affect the brain in ways that are normally….
A Report published into the drinking habits of secondary school children makes for disturbing reading. The NHS Information Centre asked 7,798 pupils, mostly aged from 11 to 15, how much they drank and where they got their alcohol. More than half, 52 per cent, said they had drunk an entire alcoholic drink. Most had got….
How can a 16-year-old be an alcoholic? Maybe it’s just a phase. She’s probably had too much to drink at last night’s party and feels miserable. That’s all. Alcoholic is certainly not a word. With thoughts like these flitting through my mind, I catch up with Shriya (name changed); young, confident and pretty, she seems….