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Identifying teen alcohol and drug abuse

Original source: https://pennstatehealthnews.org/2014/09/the-medical-minute-identifying-teen-alcohol-and-drug-abuse/ The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades – but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose from is larger than ever. September 17, 2014Penn State Health News Parents […]

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Alcohol misuse causing more trips to the ER

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=60322d30-1c44-4161-9b48-02208d84eaf6#.WsIwxVw-dBw The number of people visiting the emergency department (ED) for alcohol-related causes grew from about 3 to 5 million over nine years. That’s an increase of nearly 50 percent in the rate of visits per 100,000 people in the population. And the rates of these visits for women are rapidly increasing. Researchers from […]

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What if I think my teen is a victim of dating violence?

Original source: http://www.raisingrespectapp.org/app/#article f you suspect abuse in your teen’s relationship, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Please know that you and your teen are not alone in navigating this situation. *IMPORTANT – If you suspect your teen is in an abusive relationship, do NOT respond to this article, or ask a question through this […]

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Giving Teen Substance Abuse the Attention it Deserves

Original Source: http://www.teen-drug-abuse.org/12-steps/giving-teen-substance-abuse-the-attention-it-deserves.htm Decades of research have told us what kind of treatment teens who abuse drugs and alcohol need – yet new reports suggest only 10 percent of adolescents needing help for substance abuse problems actually receive treatment. Why are we failing America’s teens? Fewer Addiction Treatment Programs for Adolescents According to a study funded […]

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How do I explain consent to my teen?

Original Source: http://www.raisingrespectapp.org/app/#article What exactly is consent and how can you talk about consent with your teen? Consider the following: Here are some good questions to start a discussion about consent with your teen: What do you think it means to have someone’s consent to do something? Is it ever okay to do something without someone’s […]

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What if I think my teen is abusive?

Original Source: http://www.raisingrespectapp.org/app/#article It can be difficult to imagine your teen displaying abusive behaviors in their dating relationships. It is important not to ignore these behaviors. Some early signs of unhealthy behaviors may include: Being upset about their partner spending time away from them Asking their partner to change how they dress Showing jealousy towards their […]

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Partner violence is behind many female murders, report shows

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=6a94f53e-432b-4114-ac65-3b50a1555b25#.WphWeR3wbRZ Murder is one of the top causes of death among U.S. women under age 45 but affects women of all ages. And in about half of these homicides, the victim is killed by a current or former intimate partner. These disturbing findings come from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that looked […]

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