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

By Romulo Aromin

Substance abuse by way of young children, teens, and teenagers is a becoming challenge which can reason nice misery inside of a relatives and threaten the kid s improvement or maybe his or her existence. while you're the mum or dad, caregiver, or family member of a kid who's fighting substance abuse difficulties, or for those who suspect your baby may need an issue, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your baby s Substance Abuse can provide support. This booklet is an authoritative and straight forward consultant that might improve your wisdom of this and resolution your questions on explanations, analysis, remedies, and assets of aid. This publication is a useful source for folks and kin dealing with the risk, emotional turmoil, and uncertainty of drug and alcohol abuse.

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6. 7. 8. Zero tolerance A requirement that one’s blood alcohol level be 0%. 9. 10. 11. indb 34 10/25/10 10:22 AM 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Using automobile ignition interlocks Restricting advertising Placing warning labels on beverages Implementing keg registration Community interventions Practices with solid evidence include: 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 1. 2. 3. 4. Increasing retail price of alcohol Increasing minimum drinking age Restricting hours and days of alcohol use Zero tolerance policies for driving while under the influence of alcohol 5.

For their performance-enhancing effects, testosterone preparations are usually given by injection at doses of 25–200 mg weekly. Doses are abused to as much as three times the recommended use. Steroids taken by mouth range from 35 to 200 mg weekly and are abused up to four times the recommended dose. Usually, injection and oral forms are used during a 6–12-week cycle. Injectable preparations are less likely to cause liver problems. Oral forms are cleared from the body faster and are preferred to avoid detection.

How is drug use related to other highrisk behaviors, like promiscuous sex? Sexual development is an integral phase of adolescence that adolescents are expected to respond to in a healthy and responsible way. Drugs and sexual behavior can become intertwined. Drugs cause disinhibition that increases exposure to unsafe and nonconsensual sexual intercourse, leading to contraction of sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, hepatitis, and AIDS. It is also not unlikely that sexual intercourse can be a means for drug solicitation.

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