There are many risks involved with underage drinking. Possibly the scariest is the lack of understanding about alcohol and what it does to the body. Underage drinkers have no concept of the damage drinking too much can have or even what constitutes “a drink”. 14 grams of pure alcohol is a standard drink: which is….
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.
Eating disorders frequently appear first during the teen years, but may develop during childhood or at any time of life. Eating disorders can be caused by genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. Girls are more than two and a half times as likely as boys to have an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include….
For parents who are looking for signs of teens drinking this back to school season, there is a reason for your concern, as the use of alcohol by underage individuals is, according to the NIAAA, “widespread.” “In 2009, about 10.4 million young people between the ages of 12 and 20 drank more than ‘just a….
Finding alternative treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be risky and frustrating. No conclusive medical evidence currently exists that supports holistic ADHD treatment options, but this should not stop you from investigating non-traditional methods in conjunction with a licensed medical professional. There are promising studies (Mayo Clinic) that are bringing hope to families….
Once addiction takes hold in a person’s life, those closest to the addict often feel powerless to help. Attempts to reason or confront your loved one may well be met with anger and hostility at every turn. Without some form of intervention, your loved one may likely continue on in a downward spiral as drugs….
About Teenagers and Alcohol Abuse According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 10.4 million people between the age of 12 and 20 had tried alcohol by age 15, and at least fifty percent of teenagers have had at least one full drink. Furthermore, by age 18, more than 70% of teens….
Compared to other forms of drug use, teenage alcohol abuse rates have seen a gradual decline over the years, though present-day rates remain quite high. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, as much as 30 percent of teenagers report drinking by the eighth grade with 54 percent reporting at least one….
Teenage drinking is such a health risk that pediatricians are now being told to screen all teenagers—and even sixth graders—for alcohol use. That new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics can be a powerful tool for parents to help their children avoid trouble with alcohol. But first, parents need to learn to give teenagers….
Drug and Alcohol Taskforce members presented the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to the Gilford School Board Monday night and said they found certain trends and statistics to be alarming. Gilford selectmen were also invited to sit in on the presentation, along with the town administrator and Gilford police officers. High school nurse and taskforce member….
Starting at Age 15 Increases Risk Six Times over Waiting Until 21 State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Commissioner Karen M. Carpenter-Palumbo today recognized Alcohol Awareness Month calling on parents to help prevent underage drinking by learning the facts about alcohol and how they can take action to stop the early onset….