Teen Drug Addiction

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, [...]

Teen Cocaine Addiction – How Cocaine Impacts the Body

A recent survey by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows that about 3.8 million people aged 12 and older have used cocaine at least once in their lives. The report also shows that out of the 1.5 million current cocaine users, 1.4% were young adults aged 18 to 25 years. These [...]

5 Important Consequences of Underage Drinking

Alcohol is the most common drug among United States youth. While some credit its wide popularity with accessibility, others believe it is simply the most publicized form of intoxication. Peer pressure, stressors, social engagements, hereditary predisposition, and media campaigns all encourage children to drink before the age of twenty one. In fact, underage drinking is [...]

Teen Cocaine Addiction – How Cocaine Impacts the Body

A recent survey by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows that about 3.8 million people aged 12 and older have used cocaine at least once in their lives. The report also shows that out of the 1.5 million current cocaine users, 1.4% were young adults aged 18 to 25 years. These [...]