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Concept is important to be understood by the parents or families, who are dealing with a drug addicted kid or person. Family's support, love and guidance is must in such cases. …

Concept is important to be understood by the parents or families, who are dealing with a drug addicted kid or person. Family's support, love and guidance is must in such cases.

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  • 1. DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION Concept is important to be understood by the parents or families, who are dealing with a drug addicted kid or person. Family's support, love and guidance is must in such cases. http://medialiteracy.drugfreepa.org/
  • 2. DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT  The prevention of drug abuse has become a complex issue in the society. The best method is to create awareness among people by educating them on substance abuse. There is a great need for the parents to interact with their children especially in their growing age. http://medialiteracy.drugfreepa.org/
  • 3. DRUG ADDICTION HELP  The teen years are the most susceptible; sometimes teenagers get exposure to embarrassing social and emotional situations which lead to low self- esteem, isolation, boredom and depression and all these can be warning sign for high risk of substance abuse. http://medialiteracy.drugfreepa.org/
  • 4. SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION  The low self-esteem brought about by ridicule from friends and sometimes family results in the substance abuse. Communication and involvement in the child's activity is the first step in creating awareness about Substance abuse prevention in adolescents. Positive parental guidance improves self-esteem. Parents should be aware of the child's peers.
  • 5. HOW DO I TALK TO KIDS ABOUT DRUGS  Parents should stay involved with the child's activities and should notice their every aspect of behavior specifically if they are rebellious, troublemakers or unmanageable; these behavioral traits might be result of drug abuse. Such children should be well supported by people around them especially by their parents; they should encourage them to participate in sports and after school activities. This is best time to have a positive influence. Sometimes painful events such as divorce and the loss of a loved one acts as a catalyst for drug abuse.
  • 6. MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION  Adult guidance is needed to overcome the confusion and loneliness which occurs through such horrific situations. What is drug abuse? Drug Abuse is the habitual use of drugs for non- medical purpose which leads to change in the state of body, mind and behavior of the user. For example, the illegal drugs like cannabis, heroin, cocaine or ecstasy and legal drugs like tranquilizers, painkillers & sleeping pills can be abused. Some addicted drug users even abuse cough syrups and herbal medicines.
  • 7. SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION CURRICULUM If all of a sudden, a young member in your family starts behaving in an anomalous manner or keeps himself aloof from rest of the family then you have reasons to be suspicious and worried. Following are some of the traits observed in drug addicts:
  • 8. MEDIA AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH  Daily cough & cold  Low-appetite & Sleeping nights  Anxiety & Irritability  Insomnia & violent behavior  Lethargic & panic attacks  Dehydration & Hypothermia  Physical signs like red eyes
  • 9. TEENAGE DRUG ABUSE FACTS  Every addict has a desire to quit drugs and if they themselves acknowledge this desire, they can recover from the substance abuse otherwise attempt to recovery is difficult. It is a known fact that forcing someone to quit against his or her will is futile. Moreover, it causes anger, resentment and pushes them deeper into addiction. To recover from drugs is not an easy task for the drug users and also for the parents, whose kids indulge in drugs.
  • 10. DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION IN TEENS  To recover from drugs is not an easy task for the drug users and also for the parents, whose kids indulge in drugs. Parents and school teachers must know how to talk to kids about drugs and educate them on the harmful effects of drugs & how drugs ruin their future. Proper care, love and attention is needed to help your dear ones in recovering from these bad habits.
  • 11. DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION SEMINAR  Drug Free Pennsylvania Inc. has been helping people protect their health for many years. For more information relating to prevention from drug and substance abuse visit his site http://medialiteracy.drugfreepa.org/. You will find interesting anti drug programs available which would help you in saving the life of your loved one.
  • 12. CONTACT US  If you prefer to reach us by phone, please call 1.800.533.3394.  Slate Hill Business Center Suite 110 3901 Hartzdale Dr. Camp HIll, PA 17011 717.232.0300 717.232.5400 fax http://medialiteracy.drugfreepa.org/