Social media might be a strange world for our parents but it’s a part of our everyday lives. While you just want to share pictures, play games and chat with your friends, there are dangerous people using the same sites. Here are some tips on how to stay safe.
Drinking has become a dangerous right of passage of sorts for many teens. High school parties are the talk of the halls on Fridays and stay in the spotlight for the lucky attenders the following Monday; who brought the beer, who got “totally wasted”, and whose parents found out, but at the cost of what? The down right truth is that drinking can be the equivalent of having the worst seasickness of your life. But no one talks about that.
Many times those who fall victim to substance abuse look back and try to figure out where they went wrong. No one sets out to become addicted to drug or alcohol, yet it happens. 90% of abusers show signs as early as their teens and some are much more susceptible than others.
The term peer pressure is exactly what it sounds like. It’s when someone around your own age attempts to influence you to do something. Most people think that peer pressure is always a bad thing, when in fact positive results can come from the encounter (depending on the situation). So, what makes it positive or negative, and what are some steps you can take to make good decisions when the pressure is on?
When you’re dealing with a problem that prompts you to make a decision, what do you do? Sometimes having to choose one thing over another can be very overwhelming and stressful. Working through your options with the 3 D’s of decision making can help you organize your thoughts and come to the best conclusion.
We know that some drugs are good for you while others are very harmful. We also know that even the drugs that are meant to help cure illness can cause even more distress on the user’s body if the prescription is misused or meant for someone else. So why is one drug helpful to one person and harmful to another? There are a bunch of physical and mental factors that play a role in how a drug can affect you.