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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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How to Respond to Bullying

Original Source: https://www.stopbullying.gov/respond/on-the-spot/index.html Stop Bullying on the Spot. When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. There are simple steps adults can take to stop bullying on the spot and keep kids safe. Do: Intervene immediately. It […]

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Teen Substance Abuse Assessment

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5a4c7863-57d0-4c8a-9816-3a886b93dd78#.Wp7j0Fw-dBw Are you concerned that your teen is using drugs or alcohol? Answering the following questions can help you learn more about the signs of substance abuse. Note: This assessment is not intended to be a substitute for a visit with your healthcare provider.

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Teen Oral Care

Original Source: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/life-stages/teen-oral-care Overview Braces, third molars, facial appearance and bad breath are just a few new things for your teenagers to worry about as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Because kids are busy with school, jobs, sports and social activities, — plus eating a lot of junk food — you’ve got a […]

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Tip Sheet: Teen Athletes & Oral Health

Original Source: https://oralhealthamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-Tip-Sheet-Teen-Athletes.pdf Teen athletes are more likely to drink sugar-sweetened sports and fruit drinks than sodas, suggesting a belief that energy drinks are the healthier option. ¹ However, these drinks can still have a negative impact on oral health and overall wellbeing. DID YOU KNOW? Sports drinks may contribute to tooth decay and mineral loss […]

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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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Teens Stay Silent On Birds And Bees

Original Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-sex-talk_n_4748456.html By Molly Cunningham, Riverside Brookfield High School, and Andie Linker, Walter Payton High School Thirty-six seconds. That’s how long the average teen and their doctor spend talking about sex during an appointment, according to a new study from Duke University Medical Center. It’s not that teens aren’t having sex. According to the Centers […]

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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 Causes Depression and Who is at Risk?

Original Source: http://teenmentalhealth.org/learn/mental-disorders/depression/ Depression is a dysregulation of the brain function that control emotions (or moods). It is a mood disorder characterized by intense and persistent negative emotions. These emotions negatively impact people’s lives, causing social, educational, personal and family difficulties. Depression is different than feeling sad or down. It is a medical condition affecting the […]

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