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Teenagers and Drug abuse

Drugs can be defined as chemical substances that can have a therapeutic or non- therapeutic effect on the body of the person who consumes them. Among the population of drug abuser, the rate of teenagers is very high, which is the most concerning part of the drug abuse. Teenagers and drug abuse are closely associated and therefore, it is very necessary to handle the dug abuse in teenagers.

Experimenting with drugs in the adolescence has become common and therefore, the rate of teenagers with drug abuse is increasing at an alarming rate. The drug abuse in teenagers has increased because, teenagers are under the influence that drugs make them feel better and relieve them of their problems. The teenagers fail to understand the consequence of the drug abuse in their future life.

Teenagers fail to understand that regular and over doses of these drugs can make their body dependent on these drugs and can also have fatal and adverse effects on their body. The variety of drugs that the teenagers abuse, legally or illegally are alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, prescribed medicines, marijuana, stimulants, club drugs, steroids, depressants and heroin.

The teenagers, who had a family history of drug abuse or those who are remain depressed or those who are out of the mainstream, are at a greater risk of indulging in drug abuse. Drug abuse in teenagers is also closely associated with school and relationship failure, violence etc. There are different warning signs related to physical, emotional, social, personal changes in the teenagers.

The drug abuse in teenagers needs to be recognized and they need to be treated for the drug abuse. There are various methods available, which can be adopted for treating teenagers with drug abuse. Parents play an important role when it comes to treating teenagers with drug abuse. Parents need talk openly with their teenagers, understand the signs and symptoms of the drug abuse and consult professional to recover their teenagers from drug abuse.

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Drug testing

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Drug testing basically involves collecting the urine samples to test the different drugs like cocaine, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines, etc. The teenagers, are especially more vulnerable to drug abuse as their body and brains are still developing. This can lead to adverse effects on his health, body, behavior and brain. There are number of methods that….

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5 Signs Your Teen Needs Eating Disorder Treatment

teen eating disorder

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NHS feeling the burden as binge drinking becomes a British affliction

When the Government published its alcohol strategy in 2004, it concluded that drink was a problem for a “small minority” in Britain. The repeated warnings from health professionals, the statistics on alcohol-related ill health and hospital treatment, and the calculations of cost to the NHS tell a very different story. The annual number of hospital….

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Teenage drink crackdown ‘success’

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….

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