Teen activity report? This question is frequently asked what is a teen activity report? You have a son or daughter starting to hang out with their friends or they are getting their driver’s license heading out on their own. PSA provides an investigation by a licensed Private Investigator for a flat fee conducting undercover surveillance observing activities of the son or daughter on the day and time you specify.
Abuse of prescription drugs is highest among young adults aged 14 to 25, with 5.9 percent reporting nonmedical use in the past month (NSDUH, 2010). Among youth aged 12 to 17, 3.0 percent reported the past-month nonmedical use of prescription medications.
According to the 2010 MTF, prescription and OTC drugs are among the most commonly abused drugs by 12th graders, after alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco. While the past-year nonmedical use of sedatives and tranquillizers decreased among 12th graders over the last 5 years, this is not the case for the nonmedical use of amphetamines or opioid pain relievers.
When asked how prescription opioids were obtained for nonmedical use, more than half of the 12th graders surveyed said they were given the drugs or bought them from a friend or relative. Interestingly, the number of students who purchased opioids over the Internet was negligible.
Youth who abuse prescription medications are also more likely to report the use of other drugs. Multiple studies have revealed associations between prescription drug abuse and higher rates of cigarette smoking; heavy episodic drinking; and marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drug use among adolescents, young adults, and college students in the United States.
Being a pro-active parent can prevent your teen from making mistakes during adolescent years. Let’s face it – we were all kids once. The difference today? The teens have social media, cell phones and more opportunities and temptation to experiment. Don’t end up asking yourself, “If I only knew”.
If your child is losing interest in family functions, becoming more private in what they do, becoming aggressive towards a family member, caring less about their appearance or drastically changing their appearance you may want to know why.
Teens tend to try new things and take risks, so they may take drugs or drink alcohol because it seems exciting.
Teens with family members who have problems with alcohol or other drugs are more likely to have serious substance abuse problems. Also, teens who feel that they are not connected to or valued by their parents are at greater risk. Teens with poor self-esteem or emotional or mental health problems, such as depression, also are at increased risk.
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What problems can teen substance abuse cause?
Substance abuse can lead to serious problems such as poor schoolwork, loss of friends, problems at home, and lasting legal problems. Alcohol and drug abuse is a leading cause of teen death or injury related to car crashes, suicides, violence, and drowning. Substance abuse can increase the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including HIV, because of unprotected sex. Even occasional alcohol use by a teen increases the risk for future alcohol and drug problems.
Even casual use of certain drugs can cause severe health problems, such as an overdose or brain damage. Many illegal drugs today are made in home labs, so they can vary greatly in strength. These drugs also may contain bacteria, dangerous chemicals, and other unsafe substances.
What are the signs of substance abuse?
It’s important to be aware of the signs that your teen may be abusing alcohol, drugs, or other substances. Some of the signs include:
- Red eyes and health complaints, such as being overly tired. If your teen often uses over-the-counter eye-drops, he or she may be trying to cover up red eyes caused by smoking marijuana.
- Less interest in school, a drop in grades, and skipping classes or school.
- New friends who have little interest in their families or school activities.
- Chemical-soaked rags or papers, which may mean that your teen is inhaling vapors. Other signs of this are paint or other stains on your teen’s clothing, hands, or face.
Please do not hesitate to contact PSA immediately at 1.877.792.8227 if you suspect your child may be endangering themselves.