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It disrupts the genetics and hormonal balances that are critical in the early development of youngsters. Treatment of alcohol abuse is a great state of change and development. Many therapists, doctors and counselors are trying to incorporate new treatment ideas and methods into the traditional techniques that have been used for years now. It is important to research the factors that contribute to adolescent alcohol abuse because if these factors are detected early, and an adolescent is put into a prevention program the likelihood that they will abuse alcohol will greatly decrease. Psychological Factors According to the research, there have been many psychological problems found in adolescents who abuse alcohol.
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The prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that assess situations and helps make good decisions is still developing during adolescence (Comorbidity). This could be why substance use begins in a person’s teenage years. Many teenagers do not realize how harmful drugs are for them. Because the brain is going through so much change, it is common for a mental illness to develop in adolescence. Most teens with mental illness symptoms self medicate themselves by using drugs, however, this worsens t... ... middle of paper ... ... question.
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Drug and alcohol abuse is a problem no matter who you are, where you are, your age. When you think of drug abuse most people think of illegal or street drugs. But in a growing society where it seems doctors are competing for ones business prescription drugs have also become a growing concern. In 2000 statistics show that 14 million Americans were currently using illicit drugs. (Adolescent substance abuse knowledge base, 2007) The study also showed of the 14 million users 6.3% were 12 years or older.
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Because they are currently my patients, they are still struggling with the addiction--though it may be many years after taking their first sip. I feel it is important to target adolescents and educate and inform them of the implications that may occur if they bring substances into their lives. This topic should be discussed with adolescents in all areas of their lives: at home, in school, during extra curricular activities, and at youth groups. Reinforcement from multiple people/mentors may have a lasting effect on the child. (slide #4) The impact of alcohol on a growing child is profound.
ADHD can be a lifelong disorder for some teenagers and can be treated with medications and also many types of therapy. Parents and teens also need to be mindful of the short term and long term effects of each medication along with the side effects. If a child is diagnosed with the disorder early in life, the disorder can be well managed and he or she can live a life that is productive, successful and fulfilling. Not only does ADHD affect the adolescent, but also has a strong effect on the teen’s parents. Parents of teenagers with ADHD need to be an advocate for their child and make sure their child is receiving the best that can be provided.