High risk Behavior: Drug abuse, self harm, aggression


Basic Features

  • It is behavior that is potentially harmful to self or others.
  • Behavior relating to consumption and abuse of psychotropic drugs or commonly used medicines like cough syrups, sleeping pills, painkillers, without prescription.
  • Behavior related to smoking and consumption of alcohol. Self-harming behavior like Suicide, Wrist slashing, Hitting self, Starving deliberately etc.
  • Harm to others in the form of abusive and aggressive behavior like rash driving or violence to others in any form.
  • No medication for High performance.

Dos & Don’ts

Dos:

v Discourage the behavior.

v Keep communication channels open

v Talk about the negative and long-term effects.

v Teach (quick) relaxation/breathing

v Teach anger management

v Teach to evaluation consequences.

v Talk about the need for sharing this information with parents/teachers.

v Make the child understand that monitoring by parents or counselors is essential for early recovery.

Don’ts:

v Do no prescribe medication.

v Do not punish or reprimand harshly.

v Do not moralize or made person feel guilty. Help him to think of it as a problem needing help.

v Assertively say ‘No’ to student’s demands for taking drugs like cough syrup, pills etc. to relieve anxiety or improve concentration. Even short-term, temporary relief with the help of these drugs should be highly discouraged.


Realated Topics :

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Understanding Stress: Common reactions

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Psychosomatic Symptoms

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High risk Behavior: Drug abuse, self harm, aggression

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Handling Suicide

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Must Dos for students: For improved concentration, motivation, work blocks

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Must Dos for parents

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MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON EXAMS

 

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