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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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Signs and Symptoms of alcohol addiction

Alcohol addiction is a problem largely related to the physiological dependency of a person on alcohol. Therefore, getting rid of the alcohol addiction is not a simple task. Sudden withdrawal from alcohol can be very unpleasant for the addict and can lead to medical consequences, therefore, proper methods needs to be adopted when treating alcohol….

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Anti-binge laws help slow drunken violence

Police say alcohol-fuelled violence is on the decline in bars and on city streets after the province introduced new liquor rules to discourage binge drinking. Provincial legislation launched last August prohibits happy hour specials after 8p.m., requires bars and pubs to charge a minimum drink price and forbids patrons from having more than two drinks….

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Adolescents and Alcohol

Adolescents and Alcohol Problem

Does your child get drunk? How do you know? Do anyone else’s kids drink? Think it can’t happen to you? Maybe you don’t have adolescent children, but you drive on the roads here. Do you want a drunken teenager coming at you in the left lane? This is your issue too. Every day 4,500 young….

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Driving After Binge Drinking More Common Than Believed

Nearly one in eight binge drinkers say they get behind the wheel and drive within two hours of drinking, U.S. government researchers report. The new research adds a timeline and other new information to what’s known about drinking and driving, said study author Dr. Timothy Naimi, a physician with the alcohol team at the U.S…..

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Why drinkers do it all again

Some people drink to forget, but scientists have found that anyone who binge drinks is more likely to forget only the worst experiences of being drunk – which is why alcohol is such an addictive drug. Alcohol has been found to affect memory in a selective manner. Drinking makes it easier to remember the good….

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