100 Questions & Answers About Your Child's Substance Abuse by Romulo Aromin

By Romulo Aromin

Substance abuse by means of youngsters, teens, and teenagers is a growing to be challenge which could reason nice misery inside of a relatives and threaten the kid s improvement or perhaps his or her existence. when you are the mother or father, caregiver, or family member of a kid who's fighting substance abuse difficulties, or for those who suspect your baby may have an issue, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your baby s Substance Abuse can supply aid. This booklet is an authoritative and straightforward consultant that may improve your wisdom of this situation and resolution your questions about factors, prognosis, treatment plans, and assets of help. This ebook is a useful source for folks and relatives dealing with the chance, emotional turmoil, and uncertainty of drug and alcohol abuse.

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Indb 30 10/25/10 10:22 AM Among persons under the legal drinking age (12–20), 15% were binge drinkers and 7% were heavy drinkers. Individuals who are drunk are more likely to drive after drinking, ride with drivers who have been drinking, not wear seat belts, carry weapons, get involved in physical fights, engage in unplanned/unprotected sex, and use illicit drugs. ALCOhOL AbUSE IN ADOLESCENTS 10 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T YO U R C H I L D ' S S U B S TA N C E A B US E 31. What is the level of alcohol that is dangerous?

Other common methods include obtaining medication from a physician, physician hopping, purchasing medication, or theft, usually from friends or relatives. 42. Who is more likely to abuse prescription drugs? There are certain individuals who are more likely to misuse prescription drugs. Schepis and Sarin (2008) found the following characteristics: past year history of alcohol, nicotine, cannabis and cocaine or inhalant use; and past history of major depression. Sex differences were found, predominantly for opioids; females are more likely to steal medication or obtain it for free, whereas males are more likely to purchase medication or acquire it from a physician.

What type of drugs might he encounter as an athlete? What is the usual dosage and period of time for which steroids are administered? What are the telltale signs of steroid abuse? More . . indb 37 10/25/10 10:22 AM 10 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T YO U R C H I L D ' S S U B S TA N C E A B US E 35. My son is into sports at school. What type of drugs might he encounter as an athlete? As athletes are driven to win, with no room for failure, they are more likely to seek performance-enhancing substances.

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