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Dealing With Substance Abuse

Indian School Psychology Association


What Is Substance Use?

People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco for varied and complicated reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a significant cost. The toll for this abuse can be seen in our hospitals and emergency departments through direct...

Substance Use On The Rise Among Indian Teens

The number of incidents of drug abuse amongst school children is on the rise in comparison to previous years. More and more teenagers seem to be addicted to alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, heroin, inhalants and injectable substances. Karnataka is on t...

Now, 9-Year-Old’S Are Taking Drugs!

Published close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to fight drug abuse and focus on ex-addicts' rehabilitation, a special report by Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights has highlighted how children as young as nine year...

India’S Drug Sub Culture

Photographer Enrico Fabian's stark and shocking images highlights the menace of drug abuse among adolescents in India's slums

Energy Drinks Behind Substance Use Among Teens

Is your child hooked to energy drinks? Watch out for him as he may turn into a drug addict later.

Authoritarian Parents Up Risk Of Drug Use In Adolescents

A new study suggests that having authoritarian parents increases the risk of drug use in adolescents.

Can Sleep Problems In Teens Predict Substance Abuse?

When thinking about the factors that contribute to teenage drinking and drug use, sleep may not make many parents' lists. But it should. New research investigating the relationship between sleep and substance use among adolescents has found that s...

Alcohol, Marijuana Use Prevalent Among Children With Chronic Medical Conditions

More than one-third of teenagers with chronic medical conditions have reported alcohol use while one-fifth of these teenagers reported marijuana use — statistics comparable to substance use trends among healthy teenagers, according to data presented.

Marijuana Use Can Stunt Growth In Teen Boys

In a study presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Dublin, Ireland, researchers at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Agriculture University Rawalpindi in Pakistan found boys who smoke marijuana through puberty will stunt their growth due to a decre...

Teen Addicts Talk About What Might Have Helped

Once your teen gets into the drinking and drugs, it is hard to convince him to quit. But maybe, these pointers from other adolescents who succumbed to the temptation too could help you out...

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