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troubled teens

Troubled teens (sometimes called at risk youth, defiant teens, or struggling adolescents) typically make poor life choices like using drugs and alcohol, and becoming defiant or rebellious towards authority. A troubled youth's negative behavior can cause great problems within the family unit. Out of control teens may also create issues with parents, and their teenage behavior issues can influence friends and siblings to follow similar behavior patterns.

Teen Runaways
Teen runaways: information and tips on national teenage runaway statistics, which teens are at risk for running away, reasons teen runaways run, warning signs a teenager may be considering running away, and ways to prevent teen runaways.
Teen Addiction
Teen addiction does not always mean drugs and alcohol, teens may become addicted to food, the Internet, pornography, gambling, stealing, and more. This article discusses the effects of teen addiction and treatment options available for teens struggling with addiction.
Teen Stealing
Teen stealing can vary from stealing money from parents to shoplifting, or worse. For a rebellious teen stealing may be a way to get back. An out of control teen may steal for the thrill. Learn about teen stealing, what they steal and why.
Troubled Youth Programs
A troubled youth program may serve young people with a variety of problems or have a very specific focus. There are many different types of troubled youth programs. Learn more about boarding school programs, residential treatment programs, and more.