Archive for June, 2010
Not every teen that uses drugs uses them at the same level. Some are heavy into addiction and yet some are merely curious about the effects of drugs. Specialist Carrie Carter joins us again to talk about the continuum of drug use. In this initial discussion she introduces us to the different levels of drug use that teenagers are involved in. This episode touches on all four of the levels but focuses mostly on Natural Curiosity and Experimenting.
Last night West Ridge’s baseball team opened the summer baseball season with a game at West High. The Eagle’s started off hot and jumped out to a 4 – 1 lead. West was able to score a run in the third inning to cut the lead in half. West was able to gain the lead by scoring 3 runs in the fifth inning. The Eagles put themselves in position to win the game in the top of the final inning, scoring three runs. Unfortunately West scored 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
This is the first time this group of boys have played together. They were disappointed about losing, but felt pretty good about their performance.
Brian and Carrie are back again for this weeks podcast. This week we talk about more specific things that parents can look for in the home, in school, and in other areas life. A few of the signs that are discussed are:
- Changes in friends
- Changes in relationship between you and your teen.
- Sudden drop in grades
- Loss of interest in extra curricular activities
- Change in sleeping pattern
We hope that this brief discussion can help you assess whether or not your child has a problem with drugs or alcohol. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week we will discuss what you, as a parent can do, if your teen is struggling with a substance abuse problem.