Teen Drug Addiction

Teen Substance Abuse: How to Have Tough Conversations

Teenage-hood is a tricky period. Teens are just starting to establish their identities, and this means typically challenging the limits of parental controls. Concerning alcohol and drugs, pushing the boundaries can lead to risky territory. Setting clear rules regarding substance use helps give teenagers the structure needed to stay safe. Let us be realistic: You [...]

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Substance-Induced Mood Disorders: What To Look For With Your Teen

Substance-induced mood disorders, as they imply, are mood disorders caused when someone either starts or stops taking a particular substance. These disorders impact the way that you think, feel, or act, and the mood change can last for days or as long as several weeks. Prescription medications and illegal drugs can result in depression, an [...]

Marijuana: A Gateway to Teen Addiction?

It seems that the prevalence of marijuana use is on the rise among today’s teenagers, and this isn’t just because marijuana is becoming legalized in certain states across the country. Many teenagers are trying marijuana, and some are using it quite regularly. In fact, today's teens are more likely to use marijuana than tobacco. Even [...]

Sexual Risk Behavior of Drug-Addicted Adolescents

The recent opioid crisis and substance abuse epidemic has been an increasing matter of concern in the US over the past few years. The dangers of drug addiction and substance abuse are not only restricted to probable fatal overdoses but also the potential influence on a person’s character and personality. Evidence has revealed that substance [...]

Spice – A Popular Drug Within Teen Groups

Teens and Spice Spice, also called K2, is a new drug that teenagers are finding because it is very easy for them to get. What is spice? Spice has been called a number of things from Black Mamba to Moon Rocks. It is considered to be fake weed and it is incredibly dangerous for your [...]

Overprescribing to Our Youth

There was a time when kids who had psychological, emotional or behavioral problems were declared to be trouble-makers. They would spend their time sitting in isolation while other students were learning or worse, they would be largely ignored. Eventually, some of the problems facing these children were recognized and the medical community started treating cases [...]

The Opioid Epidemic and Naloxone

The current opioid epidemic is one of the most serious health challenges ever faced by the United States. Today, millions of Americans are affected by opioid addiction and overdose, either suffering from substance abuse issues directly, or through their connections to family members, friends, and community members who are afflicted with opioid addiction. One of [...]

Life Success – Can Marijuana and Alcohol Use Reduce a Teens Success Rates?

Teen substance abuse has and continues to be a societal concern. This problem is particularly alarming when referencing teen marijuana use and teen alcohol use. Not only can these substances adversely impact young people during their formidable years and threaten teen success, but a new disturbing study found those who regularly ingest these drugs might [...]

Vaping is Becoming a Teen Epidemic

When a person inhales or exhales the aerosol known as a vapor produced by e-cigarettes or other similar devices, he or she is vaping. Since e-cigarettes don’t make tobacco smoke, all too often a person mistakes the vapor or aerosol for water vapor. The fine particles in the vapor have been found to contain several [...]

The Overuse of Prescription Amphetamines in Teenagers

The overuse of illicit and prescription drugs continues to be a significant social and medical problem in the United States. This is particularly true amongst teenagers and the increased use of prescription amphetamines by individuals representing that age group. The following brief post will examine commonly known prescription amphetamines often used by teens, what impact [...]

Fentanyl and its Devastating Impact on Communities

The Extent of the Opioid Epidemic From 2000 to 2015, the rate of deaths in the United States from drug overdoses nearly tripled from 6.2 to 16.3 per 100,000. Almost all U.S. counties experienced a rate increase during that time frame. Sixty percent of counties saw increases at least on par with the national figures, [...]

Is Your Kid Addicted to Alcohol?

For teens, using alcohol typically starts through social pressure. They want to fit in with and be accepted by their peer group, so they start drinking. However, drinking alcohol on a regular basis can have dramatic effects on teens. It can affect their health and overall sense of well-being, lead to behavioral problems, and cause [...]

The Powerful Effects of Drug Addiction on the Brain

We all know that drug abuse is bad for the body and the mind, but most people don't realize just what prolonged exposure to recreational drugs can do to the brain. It's safe to assume teens aren't aware of these hidden dangers, but, as parents, it may be helpful to learn why it's important to [...]

Chewing Tobacco and its Health Effects on Teenagers

There is no safe form of tobacco for people to take. However, teenagers might have the idea that chewing tobacco is inherently safer than smoking. Even though there's no smoke inhalation, using dip tobacco still comes with a variety of health risks, including cancer. Peer pressure can get your teen started on dip tobacco. As [...]

The Glaring Dangers of Teen Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl is a drug that has been available to the public for years. As little as a ¼ milligram of it can cause a fatal overdose. Fentanyl is now causing serious injury and death around the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have issued nationwide alerts [...]

National Pharmacies Attempt to Assist With the Opioid Epidemic

Recognizing that there isn’t a neighborhood in the United States that has not been impacted by the opioid epidemic, pharmacies are now taking major steps to address it. Although experts guess over 20 million Americans need addiction treatment and recovery support services immediately, funding for these programs is still being stalled by government officials. Luckily, [...]