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Articles - Substance Use
TeenHelp April 3rd 2016 05:34 PM
Brought up by alcohol By Anonymous Since about the age of eight years old I have watched my dad drink. He would have a can of beer whilst playing a game with us while my mum cooked dinner, and that would be the norm for a Sunday night. It never really bothered me that much when I was younger as alcohol has always been in this house and always will be. During the day he is sober, holding down a job from nine to six in an office. He's not the stereotypical ...
TeenHelp June 2nd 2015 06:22 PM
Being an alcoholic By Jessie (Palmolive) My Story Nothing could have prepared me for the world I was about to enter when I picked up my first bottle of vodka. I was about 17 and had suffered with mental health problems since I was 11. I struggled with depression and anxiety which turned into BPD, PTSD, depressive episodes, psychotic episodes, and eating disorders. They all added to my stress levels and I didnít think I was going to become addicted to alcohol too. I had never drunk much...
TeenHelp June 2nd 2015 06:15 PM
Debunking the myths of alcoholism By Jenny (coolkid98) The myths and misconceptions about alcoholism can make it hard for those affected to reach out and get help due to fear of being judged. Some of these myths can also lead to alcoholics being in denial about their problem because they don't fit a stereotyped appearance of an alcoholic. Alcoholism, also know as alcohol dependency, describes an addiction to alcohol in order to cope with everyday life. Myth: Those who often get drunk are...
Horsefeathers. September 1st 2013 06:32 AM
How addictions develop By Robin (PSY) Why is it so difficult to stop using some drugs, such as nicotine, cannibis, alcohol, and caffeine? Why does one person become addicted to these and other substances, while another person does not? How much of a substance needs to be used in order for an addiction to develop, and how long does it take for an addiction to develop? The answers to these questions vary depending on a number of factors, so this article aims to provide broader explanations in...
Mel September 8th 2010 01:06 AM
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 4, Issue 2 (August 2010). Some Sobering Thoughts By Holly Marie (Rie) and Amy (ShimmeringFaerie) Sex, drugs, and alcohol. They sound like fun, right? But do you know the dangers? While I'm not going to tell you not to have sex, drink alcohol, or take drugs, I won't encourage you either. What I'm going to say is that if you choose to do so, be sure to keep yourself and those around you safe. When you go to a party you never expect bad things to...
Mel June 1st 2010 03:57 AM
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 9 (March 2010). Drugs and your Brain By Maria (Gidig) Many teenagers and adults do drugs everyday, whether theyíre legal or not. But very few of those people know how exactly each drug works or the effects of drug use. Itís important and healthy to know what may happen inside your body, if you choose to use drugs. So here some of the most common drugs, and how they affect you, are explained. Marijuana: Most commonly marijuana, also known...
Mel April 2nd 2010 05:24 AM
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 7 (January 2010). Alcoholism by Maria (Gidig) Alcoholism is a disease that can easily affect anyone and everyone, regardless if youíre the one drinking or not. How are we supposed to handle this along with the struggles of everyday life? Perhaps you or a loved one thinks you have a problem with drinking. You are not alone. Alcoholism is a more common problem than you think. Itís also known as alcohol dependency, and it really is just...

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