For Parents

Responding to teen substance use (an extract)

For Parents � 30 Mar, 2007

teenUse of alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, and other drugs among adolescents is a major concern for parents. Preteens and teens are starting to use harmful and illegal substances at younger ages. Teen drinking, smoking, and drug…

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Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse

For Parents � 11 Mar, 2007

urgesWhile many teens try alcohol or drugs, using these substances is neither safe nor legal. Some teens experiment with drugs or alcohol only a few times, but experimentation can become substance abuse and lead to…

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Explaining addiction to children

For Parents � 07 Mar, 2007

teenChildren living in homes where there is a substance use problem need to have the problem explained. Life at home may be chaotic. There may be strange behaviour, arguments and tears. Outside the home, family…

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Warning Signs: Is Your Child Using Meth?

For Parents � 05 Mar, 2007

teenTeenagers by nature can be moody and unpredictable so it’s sometimes difficult to tell if your child is using meth. However, there are warning signs to watch for. Take a look at the following to…

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Is cannabis, or marijuana a “gateway” drug for teenagers?

For Parents � 08 Feb, 2007

teenMarijuana is the most common illicit drug used by young people, with around 50% trying it by the end of senior. A common claim from the “war on drugs” has been that cannabis is a…

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