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Symptoms of Substance abuse in teenagers

Substance abuse is spreading rapidly around the world and the number of teens who do substance abuse is increasing at an alarming rate. Teenagers are widely using chemical substances for altering their “mood and physical state”. The use of chemical substances beyond the prescribed limit is bound to make the body of the user dependent on them, making the teens prone to use drugs regularly, which is highly fatal. This has also resulted in the rise of illegal drug trafficking. A teen with substance abuse is bound to hamper his physical and mental health, indulging in illegal activities and committing crimes, ruining his future. Therefore, it is very necessary to treat the substance abuse in teens as early as possible. For this, it is important to keep an eye on the Symptoms of Substance abuse in teenagers.

The family members and the friends will be the first to recognize the symptoms of substance abuse in teenagers. The teens with a substance abuse problem, will abandon his/her social life and also avoid extra-curricular activities such as sports, presentations etc. You will find that such teenagers continue to have poor academic records. They also become very aggressive and there is an increase in their irritability.

The symptoms of substance abuse in teenagers can also be recognized if some money or valuables keep disappearing from the house or work frequently. They also incline towards lying to their friends and family to hide their activities. These teens stay depressed and have a greater suicidal tendency. These symptoms, if identified, at an earlier stage, can increase the chances of successful treatment.

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Support Groups for Families of Addicts

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It can be heartbreaking for a family to see a member suffering form drug or alcohol addiction. Many cannot understand how their loved one has turned to drugs or alcohol, and often feel guilty. It can be tremendously confusing, and extremely stressful for families to watch their loves one’s life being controlled by drugs or….

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Aggressive ecstasy, crystal meth bill gets new legs in Parliament

A private member’s bill re-introduced in the House of Commons on Monday would allow law enforcement officers to arrest those who procure ingredients with the intent of manufacturing ecstasy or methamphetamine. The proposed legislation, Bill C-475, An Act to Amend the Controlled and Substances Act, was originally tabled by Peace River MP Chris Warkentin in….

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Overcoming Guilt in Substance Abuse Treatment

For many addicts and those in recovery, the feelings of guilt and shame that surround their addiction are not only powerful, they are also the motivating factor that either makes or breaks their recovery efforts. When it comes to overcoming guilt, substance abuse treatment is the beginning of a long road that includes counseling and….

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Alcohol on the brain: a look at the long term

For years, Ben had assumed all alcoholics were homeless men huddling below bridges inside cardboard boxes and nursing bottles out of paper bags like he saw in movies. But that was before Ben began college and came to know an alcoholic much more personally — himself. In less than one semester, Ben, who did not….

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Symptoms of ADHD in children

“Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders” is commonly known as the “ADHD”. This disorder is commonly seen in children and can turn into a chronic mental disorder. Since, this is a mental condition; ADHD largely affects the child’s progress at school and on social front. In a survey, it was found that boys are more prone to….

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