Archive for the ‘Drug Abuse’ Category

  • Are Teens Being Overprescribed Painkillers

    Are Teens Being Overprescribed Painkillers?

    Apr 7, 14 • 2316 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Are Teens Being Overprescribed Painkillers?

    When a teen is taking a painkiller for the first time it should be for a legitimate reason, such as an injury or medical need. Instead, instances of young people taking these dangerous opioids recreationally are on the rise. Researchers are warning physicians...

  • Investigating Drug Use Among Street Kids

    Investigating Drug Use Among Street Kids

    Apr 3, 14 • 2293 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Investigating Drug Use Among Street Kids

    Sex, violence and drugs usually sit atop parents’ worries about raising children. But what about children with no adults to guide them? Kids living on the street with no home or parents to return to face challenges all on their own. Some turn to drugs as a...

  • Teen Heroin Use Is On The Rise - What You Need To Know

    Teen Heroin Use Is On The Rise-What You Need To Know

    Mar 20, 14 • 2344 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Teen Heroin Use Is On The Rise-What You Need To Know

    Heroin use among teens is increasing around the U.S. Many are blaming the prevalence of prescription drug abuse. These pills may be acting like a...

  • Teen Athletes And The Dangers Of Supplements

    Teen Athletes And The Dangers Of Supplements

    Mar 14, 14 • 2152 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Teen Athletes And The Dangers Of Supplements

    There are plenty of products on the market today aimed at young sports enthusiasts. Whether putting in hours at the gym or on the field, athletes wanting to push their bodies to the limit look for supplements to give them that extra boost. But some of these...

  • What Are The Differences In Crack And Powder Cocaine Use Among High School Students

    What Are The High School Trends Of Crack And Powder Cocaine?

    Mar 12, 14 • 3295 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on What Are The High School Trends Of Crack And Powder Cocaine?

    Identifying teens most at risk for early initiation requires understanding the specific risk factors associated with each drug. Data related to cocaine use generally lumps together both crack and powder cocaine use, but as discussed in an article appearing on...

  • Teen Drug Abuse - The Shocking Stats | Teen Addiction Treatment

    Teen Drug Abuse – The Shocking Stats

    Mar 5, 14 • 4039 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Teen Drug Abuse – The Shocking Stats

    Placing blame for the growing problem of teen drug abuse differs from one expert to another. Some may blame it on confusing messages when drugs like marijuana are made legal. Some may blame it on popular media which normalizes drug use. Still others may blame...

  • Teen Cocaine Addiction Down But Not Out | Cocaine Addiction Treatment

    Teen Cocaine Addiction Down But Not Out

    Feb 28, 14 • 2179 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Teen Cocaine Addiction Down But Not Out

    Parents often worry about teen drug addiction to popular illicit drugs like marijuana, Ecstasy or even heroin. It’s perhaps no surprise why those drugs are often front-and-center in the minds of many parents. After all, they’re the substances most likely...

  • What Parents Should Know About Cough And Cold Medicine Abuse

    What Parents Should Know About Cough And Cold Medicine Abuse

    Feb 11, 14 • 3625 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on What Parents Should Know About Cough And Cold Medicine Abuse

    If your family medicine cabinet looks like the cold and flu aisle at the local pharmacy, you may want to take some time to clear out those partially empty bottles and pill boxes.  Many teens are using common cough and cold medicines to get high. ...

  • Marijuana Use Effects On College Academic Performance, Future Success

    How Does Marijuana Use Affect Academic Performance And Future Success Of College Students?

    Nov 26, 13 • 8766 Views • Drug Abuse, Drug Side-EffectsComments Off on How Does Marijuana Use Affect Academic Performance And Future Success Of College Students?

    People don’t need a college diploma to know that substance use is not a healthy university habit. Time spent drinking alcohol and using drugs and time spent recovering from the effects of those drugs not only takes away from study time, but hurts the body...

  • Why Teen Girls More Prone To Drug Addiction - More Difficult To Treat

    Why Are Teen Girls More Prone To Addiction And More Difficult To Treat?

    Oct 31, 13 • 3127 Views • Drug AbuseComments Off on Why Are Teen Girls More Prone To Addiction And More Difficult To Treat?

    Recent research has proven that teenagers are more likely to get addicted to drugs or alcohol than adults. Differences in the brains of teens compared to adults simply make them more vulnerable to forming a habit. They engage in more risky behaviors and are...