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Teen Drug Use and Addiction

Addiction in Adolescents

The teen years can be an exciting time of discovery and exploration. Many adolescents 13-17 years old are just beginning to navigate through life and determine who it is they want to be. However, for many, this may include trying drugs or alcohol. While some may see this experimentation as a rite of passage, addiction in adolescents can have long-term consequences. There are a number of reasons adolescents may turn to drug or alcohol use, including:   Peer pressure or the desire to fit in As a coping mechanism for emotions To reduce anxiety or pressure of everyday life   […]

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How and Where Are Youths Getting Drugs?

Despite the fact that many commonly used drugs are illegal, there’s a greater portion of the population suffering from addiction today than at any other time in our history. In fact, the misuse of mind-altering substances has become so pervasive in the U.S. that it’s even alarmingly common among adolescents and teens. Statistics show that while underage use of tobacco products has decreased over the years, the use of alcohol and other intoxicants has actually increased by a significant margin. Looking at high school students alone, it’s estimated that about 35 percent have consumed alcohol at least once over the […]

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Why People Abuse Club Drugs

Why People Abuse Club Drugs

Club drugs are psychoactive drugs that tend to be abused by teens and young adults at bars, nightclubs, concerts, and parties. Some club drugs include gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), Rohypnol, and MDMA (ecstasy). Almost all club drugs are illegal to possess, and those that are used in medicine are illegal to abuse. All of these drugs can be harmful and even dangerous to take, especially in a social setting. What Are Common Club Drugs and How Do Club Drugs Affect the Body? We have compiled a list of some of the more popular club drugs. This list does not include all […]

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Why Won’t My Son or Daughter Stop Using LSD on Their Own?

As a parent, you want what is best for your son or daughter, and seeing your child struggle with LSD abuse can be extremely difficult. Although you may plainly see the problem, your son or daughter may continue using LSD and show no signs of quitting. Many LSD users do not realize they have a problem, so they see no reason to stop using LSD. Other LSD users may realize they have a problem, but they may have trouble quitting on their own. Quitting LSD is not as simple as deciding to quit and then simply quitting. To successfully quit […]

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Opioids and Teens: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Mom comforting teen daughter

By Patti Richards He goes to the bathroom medicine cabinet. He and his friend have been here once before when his mom wasn’t home, and the high they got from her prescription pain medicine left quite an impression. He just wanted to try it one more time. If the doctor gave it to her, how bad could it be? He opens the door and reaches in, but the bottles aren’t there. He looks through what’s left, and there’s nothing but some blood pressure medicine and aspirin. He hears a noise and turns around, and she’s there. Holding a key. Busted. […]

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