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Substance Abuse & Health Problems | Teen Substa...

Substance Abuse & Health Problems | Teen Substa... | #Moms with Troubled Teens | Scoop.it
Drugs and alcohol are addictive in nature and can cause a number of health issues. With prolonged use, the side effects of drugs and alcohol can cause long-term health consequences and in many cases, become fatal.
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Troubled teen advice service launched for parents - LocalGov

Troubled teen advice service launched for parents - LocalGov | #Moms with Troubled Teens | Scoop.it
Troubled teen advice service launched for parents
LocalGov
Parents worried about their teenagers going off the rails are set to benefit from a free online service, funded by the Department for Education, to help turn their relationships around.
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Summer may mean easier access to alcohol for teens - U-T San Diego

Summer may mean easier access to alcohol for teens - U-T San Diego | #Moms with Troubled Teens | Scoop.it
Summer may mean easier access to alcohol for teens
U-T San Diego
School is out and summer's here — the time when we teens often have more freedom and less adult supervision due to working parents. Unfortunately, this can be a dangerous combination.
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CREATE A CONTRACT WITH YOUR TEEN: Put Your Drug and Alcohol Rules in Writing

CREATE A CONTRACT WITH YOUR TEEN: Put Your Drug and Alcohol Rules in Writing | #Moms with Troubled Teens | Scoop.it
The Medicine Abuse Project aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine within five years. Take a moment and Pledge to do your part to end medicine abuse.
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Teens abusing prescription drugs is extremely dangerous. The prescriptions teens prefer are highly addictive. Drug addiction is NOT a matter of willpower. People with a genetic predisposition for addiction are extremely likely to become addicted using drugs even once. 

It's hard for me to to imagine teens and young adults living with an addiction. 

Please, join The Medicine Abuse Project and do your part in preventing teen drug abuse. 

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Huge teen hit TV show plans episode covering substance abuse | Prevention Hub

Huge teen hit TV show plans episode covering substance abuse | Prevention Hub | #Moms with Troubled Teens | Scoop.it
Huge teen hit TV show plans episode covering substance abuse http://t.co/dLz0vgWWbH
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Famous mom shares advice with troubled teens

Author appearance
Pattie Mallette will sign copies of "Nowhere But Up: Teen Edition" at two area bookstores Monday.
3 p.m.: Barnes & Noble, 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands
7 p.m.: Ba...
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13 Sobering Facts About Teen Substance Abuse - Kids Health - Everyday Health

13 Sobering Facts About Teen Substance Abuse - Kids Health - Everyday Health | #Moms with Troubled Teens | Scoop.it
A new report finds that 76 percent of high school students have used tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs, and one-fifth of them may be addicted.
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I was shocked at the percentage of adults who engaged in risky substance use in front of children. 

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Suicidal Teens Turn to Social Media, Not Hotlines & Support Groups ...

Suicidal Teens Turn to Social Media, Not Hotlines & Support Groups ... | #Moms with Troubled Teens | Scoop.it
Emerging research finds that many teens and young adults use social networking sites and mobile technology to express suicidal thoughts and intentions — often.
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Wow. Teens are expressing suicidal thoughts at an alarming rate. It seems strange to me that they want to reach out on social networks when they're feeling that depressed. That's what they are doing though, so it's important for us to keep up with the times. 

Parents, please monitor your kids social networking sites. 

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