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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
BE GOOD TO YOURSELF
Topic: Good Advice

As the son or daughter of a person suffering from addiction there are two important points you need to know.

One is that we learn by watching which means we copy or we say "not me" - I will never do that. 

The other is that physically you may have inherited the addiction. In other words once you start drinking and/or taking other drugs your body may crave for more and more. Take a good look at yourself. If you have started down this road join a group with the same problem working to arrest their drug habit(s). You can do it you know you can. If you live out of town or in a place without much privacy then do it on line. A.A. or IN THE ROOMS are good places.

You also need to know that the reason there is an age drinking law and in some states now a marijuan age law is that our brains are not fully developed until (according to the University of Rochester) age 25.

The rational part of a teen's brain isn't fully developed and won't be until he or she is 25 years old or so. In fact, recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain's rational part. 

 Be good to yourself.


Posted by answersforteens at 1:00 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 9 March 2017 4:39 PM EST

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