During a routine medical history for a teen, the health professional
may ask questions about alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, and drug use. The
health professional may want to talk with the teen alone to obtain accurate
information. Unless the teen reports being harmed by someone or threatens to
harm someone else, the health professional will likely keep the information
A good medical history for a teen suspected of using substances
includes information about which substances are being used, the quantity and
frequency of use, and the setting for use.
Looking for ways to improve your self-esteem? You're not alone! It's normal
to have doubts about yourself during adolescence.
Look what happened to "Lauren" (not her real name) when she dressed
for PE the first day of school. As she tied her tennis shoes, she noticed she
had on two different colored socks -- one pink and one white. She was
mortified! What would the other students think when they saw her?
Lauren quickly took the socks off and stuffed them in the left pocket of her