National teen dating violence month
Not only will the teen have face criminal charges, but also live with the knowledge and memory of such a tragic event. They’ll grow up and, if they don’t get help and leave their habits behind, their own children may be destined to live the same life.
Drugs and alcohol are deeply intertwined with teen dating violence. Without intervention, this cycle is doomed to repeat itself. Don’t just speak with your kids about dating violence.
Sometimes it’s because they feel pressure since other kids are doing it. Some teens turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to escape or relax.
Whatever the reason, drugs and alcohol alter the way our minds and bodies work.
Researchers believe that a parent’s addictions change the family dynamic and cause children to become more aggressive.
These aggressive tendencies prevent those children from developing positive, healthy relationships.
All teens who are involved in abusive relationships are more likely to abuse prescription opioid medications.
Abusing drugs and alcohol won’t just affect a teenager’s relationships. Teens may begin to choose drugs and alcohol over school, friends, sports, and family.
A lot of teenagers experiment with drugs and alcohol.Substance abuse in teens is linked with poor decisions, including drunk driving.Jim Yeargan, a former prosecutor and Atlanta-based DUI lawyer, says teens are much more likely than adults to get into an accident while driving under the influence.Throughout the month of February, advocates and educators from across the country are focused on the risk factors associated with teen dating violence, and what can be done to prevent it.According to a national survey conducted by the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center, teen victims of dating violence are overwhelmingly more likely to have been victims of other forms of violence, such as sexual violence and child abuse.