This is an option that is different then 12 steps. It is a science based resource for addiction and alcohol abuse, and even includes online meetings and more. http://www.smartrecovery.org/
Here are several resources that deal with the issue of Bullying.
What is Bullying? Recognize the Warning Signs! How do I get help? http://www.stopbullying.gov/
Teens Health Dealing with Bullying http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/bullies.html
Stop Bullying NOW - Learn what you can do. http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/
If you suspect your child is a bully OR you suspect your child is being bullied - http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/bullying
FREE Powerpoints on Bullying and Resources for teachers AND for kids! http://facs.pppst.com/bullying.html
Kids Against Bullying - Kids, Teens, Games and MORE http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/
Keeping kids safe is what it is all about. This site offers factual, research-based information to help parents and teachers make it less likely that youth will turn to alcohol and other drugs for recreation or solutions to their problems.
You may remember the story that was portrayed in a Lifetime movie about Katy McIntosh and her husband, Bond of Silence.
After Bob's murder on New Year's Eve 1997 Katy waited for five years while the police worked tirelessly to obtain the evidence to prosecute and convict his killers. During that period, Katy developed her perception of the societal forces and lack of understanding amongst young people that created the circumstances leading to Bob's death. She grew to recognize the need to advise and educate young members of the community about the risks that arise with the combination of young people, alcohol, and a lack of supervision.
Part of her ongoing work is a website that she keeps current and that provides a number of resources. You can find her site here and the resources page here.
The average age a child will first try drugs is 13.
Studies indicate that people who reach 21 without engaging in destructive behaviors are likely to never do so, which is why we passionately educate about current trends, warning signs and the long-term impact of destructive behaviors.
In a recent survey of Kamiah Youth we learned that the average age of onset to first try marijuana was 11 in the 6th graders; just over 12 in the 8th grade; 14 in the 10th grade and just before 15 for the 12th grade.
Cross Faded:To mix alcohol and pills/weed/or any other drug.
A drop in grades
Isolated from family
Mood up and down
Dishonest about whereabouts
Dishonest about a lot of things
Early cigarette smoking
Change in peer group
Draws pot leaves, drugs or drug symbols
Defiance of authority
Red, watery or glassy eyes
Uses eye drops to hide red eyes
ÆLate or unexplained hours
Æ Rejection of parental values
Æ Unexplained paraphernalia
Æ Disappearance of money or possessions
Æ Antisocial behavior
Æ Loss of interest in previous hobbies and activities
Originally in The Idaho Statesman
40 or 80 Oxycontin (powerful pain killer)
Abe $5 worth of drugs
Are you anywhere? Do you smoke weed?
Al Capone Heroin
Amped High on meth
Back to back Using heroin then meth
Bagging Using inhalants
Baker Marijuana smoker
Bart Simpson Heroin
Belushi Cocaine and heroin
Big Harry Heroin
Krunk Both high and drunk
Pharming Gathering, sharing and taking pills
Terms for being under the influence of drugs:
I'm so ripped.
I’m tore up.
Are you poppin?
From the Idaho Statesman
The statistics are startling:
• 15,000 children nationwide try drugs for the first time each day.
• 68 percent of young drug users can get marijuana in a day.
• 19 percent report having tried drugs by the eighth grade.
• 80 percent of high school students and 44 percent of middle-schoolers say they have seen drugs used and sold.