Positive teens become healthier adults
To measure youth welfare levels, the research team analyzed the responses of 1994, regarding their sense of happiness, use of life, hopes for the future , self-esteem and social acceptance. These factors related to adolescents' well-being were used to analyze the behavior of the participants in adulthood in 2001.
The results showed that the well-being during adolescence influences positively the health of adult life. These young people who maintained positive well-being had a lower risk of developing harmful behaviors, such as smoking, drinking, using drugs and eating improperly.
Adolescents, drugs and forward thinking
Adolescence is a period of experimentation of many adult behaviors, including the use of psychoactive substances. Special attention should be given to groups of young people whose parents abuse alcohol or other drugs, victims of physical or emotional abuse, school dropouts, pregnant adolescents, disadvantaged youth, delinquents, suicides and the disabled. of family functioning is fundamental at this stage of life, young people still respond strongly to parental failures. Discrimination between "playful" use and that which needs treatment must be done in a non-alarmist or moralistic way.
Alcohol and drug experimentation for a majority of young people is part of growth and will disappear into adulthood. Treatment should be considered as a "continuum" and we must consider relapses and regressions.
The adolescent must be helped to have a vision of the future with realistic plans and identification of goals. Explore ways to encourage participation and choice.
Educational and leisure activities are important as a way of engaging the youth. The best way to date is to provide individualized treatment, taking into account the resources and abilities of the adolescent and his motivation to make changes in his life.
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We have always discussed with our students and parents of patients that food is the great fuel that allows us to generate energy for growth and development, ensures the proper functioning of all our metabolic functions, breathing, circulation, and formation of hormones, cells and tissues. In a brief summary, if we do not eat, we do not survive.