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  • Newest Trends On Street Drugs - TeenRehab

    The Newest Wave Of Street Drugs And Their Nicknames

    Mar 17 • News • 2620 Views

    New and reformulated street drugs are constantly appearing and becoming unique threats to teenagers and young adults. As soon as one drug attracts significant attention from law enforcement and the DEA, another drug comes along to take its place.

    Keeping track of new drugs is a challenge, and not just for authority figures. Many new drugs are attractive to teens who want to experiment with mind-altering substances with a minimum risk of getting caught. Unfortunately, the evolving nature of these drugs, Continue Reading

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  • Link Between Marijuana & Cardiometabolic Disease - TeenDrugRehabs.com

    Marijuana Increases Young Adults’ Risks For Cardiometabolic Disease

    Mar 15 • Drug Side-Effects • 2326 Views

    Young adults who consume marijuana often enough to have increased risks for marijuana/cannabis addiction may also have increased risks for developing a physical condition called cardiometabolic disease, researchers from two American universities report.

    Although many people view marijuana/cannabis use as harmless or nearly harmless, intake of this plant-based drug actually produces addiction in substantial numbers of users, especially people who maintain a daily or near-daily level of intake.

    In a study published in January 2015 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from the University of Miami and the University of Florida assessed the potential link Continue Reading

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  • Mixing Alcohol, Energy Drinks Increase Drunk Driving - TeenDrugRehabs

    Mixing Alcohol, Energy Drinks Shown To Increase Drunk Driving

    Mar 13 • Facts and Stats • 2522 Views

    A new study has investigated drunk driving, and in particular its association with the practice of mixing alcohol and energy drinks, and found that college students who consume the concoctions are significantly more likely to drive under the influence than those who don’t.

    Drunk driving is one of the most worrying risks associated with alcohol, as it not only puts the individual drinker at risk, but also anybody in the car with him or her and anybody who happens to be on the road at the same time. Alongside other recent findings, the new study suggests that mixing alcohol and energy drinks is an especially Continue Reading

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  • Factors To See If Your Child Is At Risk For Addiction - Teen Rehab

    Is Your Child At Risk For Addiction?

    Mar 10 • For the Parents • 2451 Views

    As a parent you want the best for your child. You want him to be happy and healthy and to be successful in life. Drug or alcohol addiction is not a part of that plan. In doing the best for your child and preparing him to be a healthy, happy adult, it is important to understand what puts him at risk for addiction. Some of these factors may be Continue Reading

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  • Steroid Use In Teen Athletes - Teen Rehab

    Steroid Use In Teen Athletes – Talking To Your Teen About The Facts

    Mar 8 • Steroid Drug Use • 2574 Views

    Getting involved in sports is a great way for a teen to be active and involved. Athletics help keep young people in shape, give them a way to be social and learn teamwork skills and keep them occupied in a healthy way.

    On the downside, the pressure to perform well can sometimes be intense. Student athletes might also feel pressure to look a certain way and to be muscular. These stresses lead some teens to use steroids, a dangerous habit. If you have a teen involved in athletics, should you be concerned about steroids? Continue Reading

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  • How To Enjoy Spring Break While Avoiding Casual Sex - TeenDrugRehabs

    How To Enjoy Spring Break While Abstaining From Casual Sex

    Mar 6 • News • 2561 Views

    Spring break is usually thought of as a time to let loose and have fun. If you’re like many college students, you’re eagerly looking forward to this week of being able to travel to a new location where you can shed your identity and have new and memorable experiences. It’s a time students typically want to pursue complete hedonism, including excessive indulgences in alcohol and sex.

    These indulgences often include Continue Reading

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  • Can You Safely Smoke A Hookah - TeenDrugRehabs.com

    Can You Smoke A Hookah Safely?

    Mar 3 • Drug Side-Effects • 4905 Views

    Hookah smoking is a growing trend in the U.S., especially among young people. College students in particular are using them more than ever, and the number of hookah cafes is increasing around the country. Many people who use hookahs consider themselves to be nonsmokers or at least only recreational smokers. Many don’t use traditional cigarettes and consider hookahs to be a safer alternative. These people would be disappointed to find out that hookah smoking is dangerous and it can lead to addiction. Continue Reading

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  • Teens Have Intensified Risks Marijuana Addiction - TeenDrugRehabs.com

    Why Do Teens Have Heightened Risks For Marijuana Addiction?

    Mar 1 • Drug Abuse • 4451 Views

    In teenagers transitioning from adolescence to early adulthood, heightened risks for marijuana addiction appear to be linked to widespread, marijuana-related changes in brain development, a team of researchers from two U.S. institutions reports.

    Teenage consumers of marijuana/cannabis are substantially more likely to develop diagnosable cases of marijuana addiction than their adult counterparts. Doctors and researchers Continue Reading

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  • What Parents Of Teens Can Do To Prevent Teen Drug Abuse - TeenRehab

    Medicated Teens More Likely To Abuse Drugs – What Parents Can Do!

    Feb 27 • Featured, For the Parents • 2873 Views

    A recent study found that teens taking anti-anxiety or sleep aid prescriptions are significantly more likely than their peers to abuse prescription medications.

    Many parents worry about their teens getting into illegal drugs, but the truth is that abuse of Continue Reading

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  • Drug Abuse Trends & Stats For Teens - TeenDrugRehabs.com

    Teen Abuse Of Prescription Painkillers Dropped In 2014…But What About Other Drug Abuse Trends?

    Feb 24 • Prescription Drug Addiction • 2478 Views

    Teen abuse of prescription opioid drugs decreased in 2014, according to the ongoing Monitoring the Future (MTF) study conducted by the University of Michigan. However, abuse of other kinds of prescription drugs remained at the same levels as previous years. These results are encouraging but also show that the problem of teenage abuse of prescription drugs, as well as the larger prescription drug abuse epidemic, Continue Reading

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