Posts Tagged 'teens'

Signs of Drug or Alcohol Abuse in Teens

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No one ever wants to suspect their teenager of doing drugs or drinking, but the fact is, illegal drug use is increasing among adolescents. You certainly don’t want to invade your teen’s privacy or make any false accusations, but determining if there is an alcohol or drug problem is the first step in getting them help. Monitor your teen’s behavior closely. If more than a few of these signs of drug or alcohol abuse are present, contact a Orange County ...

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Where Are Teens Getting Prescription Drugs?

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In our last post, we looked at the high rate of teen abuse of prescription medications. Most of the time, kids aren’t buying these drugs. It turns out that most of the time, teens are receiving pills for free from a trusted source such as a friend or relative. However, about 20 percent of teens admit to simply taking medications from friends or family without permission. For example, if one sibling has ADHD, another sibling might be secretly helping ...

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Prescription Drug Abuse Poses a Big Problem for Teens

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In the field of child psychiatry, doctors see lots of kids who have emotional and behavioral challenges that are difficult to trace to a specific source. But some of the common issues child psychiatrists deal with do have a known and preventable cause – prescription drug abuse.

What Are Teens Using These Days?

You probably know that alcohol and marijuana are the two most commonly used mind-altering substance for ...

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Orange County Counseling Group for Teens

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The media likes to portray teens as people who are just interested in playing the latest video games, indulging harmful substances, looking cool, or finding someone to “hook up with”. But teenagers aren’t bad, they aren’t shallow, and they definitely aren’t stupid. In fact, most of them are just under incredible pressure to perform academically or athletically and to conform ...

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