Tuesday

04

February 2014

The Teen Drug Problem

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

The teen drug problem in America has drawn the attention many parents in recent years. According to the 1998 National Household Survey on Teen Drug Abuse, nearly ten percent of teens between the ages of twelve and seventeen used illegal drugs - a number less than 11.4 percent from just the year prior – including marijuana (8.3%), cocaine (0.8%) and inhalants (1.1%) (SAMHSA, 1998). Statistics for 2002…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Teenage Drug Abuse - Effects on Schooling

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

Drugs have no rightful place anywhere in society; however, they have even less of a place in academic environments where teens are living in their most formative years. That the teen drug/alcohol user's academic performance is severely impaired, along with his or her level of responsibility – such as skipping class, failing to complete assignments, etc. – speaks to the notion that drug and alcohol use is rampant throughout American middle…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

The Effects of Teen Substance Abuse on the Family

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

Teen substance abuse effects the family unit as teens become more hostile, and their decision-making becomes greatly impaired. Teens finding themselves using drugs or alcohol find that their familial relationships greatly suffer. They set bad examples for any younger siblings and create much more hostility to the family as a whole. Teen drug abuse shouldn’t be tolerated by parents of troubled or violent teens and appropriate help for their…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Tough Love - What Can I Do?

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

To stray from the norm is to deviate from socially acceptable behavior; when one is deviant, he goes against the very essence of what society has deemed acceptable. One of the easiest things in life is to deviate from what is considered by the masses to be normal; in fact, it is often considerably more difficult to remain upon a straight and narrow path with the myriad obstacles and challenges…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Physical and Social Effects of Methamphetamines

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

Methamphetamine is a chemical that has stimulant properties similar to adrenaline. Methamphetamine (or meth), is a powerfully addictive stimulant that dramatically effects the central nervous system. On the street, meth is also referred to as crank, crystal, speed ice, and glass. The drug is made easily in clandestine laboratories with mostly inexpensive ingredients. Meth has been the most prevalent clandestinely produced controlled substance in the United States since the 1970…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Teens and Smoking

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

The differences between subjective feelings of those who smoke and those who don’t are shown in behavioral changes that are more apparent in teens than adults. Teens seem to be more abrasive when smoking or they feel like they are older and wiser when they smoke. Why do they smoke when we have seen billions of dollars spent on antismoking campaigns? The American Lung Association estimates that every minute…