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Drugs and Chemicals Alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and drug use amount teens threatens many families. ScottCounseling.com offers answers to your child’s drug related problems with step by step procedures and solutions to follow.

Letters from a Meth Addict From Prison: I Need Drug Treatment!

Letters from a Meth Addict From Prison: I Need Drug Treatment!

This is the second of four letters written in prison from a methamphetamine drug addict.  Meth is not only a highly addictive, life damaging drug,  but its treatment and recovery rate is difficult…but possible, as this individual is about to find out, as she enters Teen Challenge- a highly successful drug treatment program.  Letters in Prison from a...

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Letter in Jail Fom a Meth Addict

Letter in Jail Fom a Meth Addict

The following letter was written by an individual while she sat in jail after being arrested due to her drug abusive challenges with methamphetamine over a fifteen year period of time.  She has been accepted to participate in the Minnesota Teen Challenge program this week. The Serenity Prayer tells me not to get hung up on the...

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Prescription Use and Abuse Among Teenagers

The University of Maine published some interesting facts regarding prescription use with teens in the United States.  The university’s research concludes that  one of the fastest growing trends involving teenagers is prescription drug use and abuse that is occuring at ”Pharm Parties.”  These parties involve teenagers (and younger children) bringing bottles of prescription medications (that are often taken from the home) ...

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How Parents Enable Drug Use

No parent wants their child to develop a drug problem.  As parents, however, we sometimes enable or encourage our children to use mood altering chemicals by: Not talking about tobacco and drugs Misusing/abusing legal drugs, such as alcohol, in front of our children Misusing/abusing prescription medication in front of our children Watching and laughing at...

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Athletes and Drug Prevention: What Parents and Coaches Need To Know

Parents and coaches need to be aware that more and more athletes are beginning to use drugs and alcohol due to the pressures to win, pressures to perform at a high level and pressure to maintain a “cool” image.  This article touches on some of the reasons why young athletes use drugs and alcohol and...

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High School Alcohol & Drug Use

Spring time is often drug and alcohol use time for many teenagers. Here ‘s what parents need to know and do. Talk with your teen.  Share with him or her this YouTube video. Physical Signs and Symptoms of Chemical Use Droopy eyelids Tremors Dry mouth Small or large pupils Pale or flush skin color Odor...

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Expert Parenting Books: Online Parenting Books

Finding the right parenting books to meet your needs has been simplified.  ScottCounseling offers two new parenting books that contain hundreds of parenting ideas, tips, stategies and techniques to help you become a parenting expert.  No book store will ofer you parenting information and advice at this price!     NEW! Copyright 2008 101 Top Child Development &...

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The High Cost Of Underage Drinking: What Parents Can Do

According to the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation,  underage drinking cost the taxpayers of The United States over $60 billion a year. These costs include medical care, work loss, and pain and suffering resulting from the use of alcohol by youth. This translates to a cost of $2,094 per year for each youth in the U.S. How Should...

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Alcohol and Drug Use In Teens: The Minnesota Student Survey

    The Minnesota Student Survey is the largest longitudinal study of adolescent behavior in the United States.  This survey is given to the majority of 6th (81%), 9th (76%) and 12th (58%) grade students in the public school system across the State of Minnesota.  Of the 338 public school districts in Minnesota, 91% participated in the 2007 survey. ...

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Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs

When it comes to treatment for chemical dependency and other addictions, ScottCounseling does not work alone.  The following treatment facilities located across the United States are some of the most successful treatment facilities available to treat alcohol, drug and addictive behaviors with a successful track record.  Hazelden – Center City, MN The Hazelden Foundation, founded...

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