Posts Tagged ‘Drug Addiction’

  • Parents Believe Prescription Drugs Safer Than Street Drugs

    Parents Believe Prescription Drugs Are Safer Than Street Drugs

    Mar 28, 14 • 2300 Views • Prescription Drug AddictionComments Off on Parents Believe Prescription Drugs Are Safer Than Street Drugs

    The misuse and abuse of prescription drugs has been on the rise in the past decade. What begins as a legitimate pain problem can become an addiction when medication use is not carefully monitored. And when the pain clears up, the pills may be abandoned in the...

  • Does Childhood Poverty Affect Substance Use In Adolescents

    Does Childhood Poverty Affect Substance Use In Adolescents?

    Mar 21, 14 • 4489 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on Does Childhood Poverty Affect Substance Use In Adolescents?

    Kids who grow up financially disadvantaged face challenges and stresses that wealthier children never know. Those early struggles put them at greater risk for some negative behaviors,...

  • 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 • 2437 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 • 2264 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 • 3432 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...

  • What Are The Negative Side

    What Are The Negative Side Effects And Addictive Properties Of Medical Marijuana?

    Mar 11, 14 • 3381 Views • Drug Side-EffectsComments Off on What Are The Negative Side Effects And Addictive Properties Of Medical Marijuana?

    With more states legalizing marijuana, questions have surfaced regarding whether cannabis is safe for teens and young adults. Since the adolescent...

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

    Teen Cocaine Addiction Down But Not Out

    Feb 28, 14 • 2275 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...

  • Signs Your Teen Is Suffering From Addiction | Teen Substance Abuse

    Signs Your Teen Is Suffering From Addiction

    Nov 19, 13 • 2435 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Signs Your Teen Is Suffering From Addiction

    A teen can begin using drugs or alcohol for a number of reasons. Teens may start to use substances out of simple curiosity and the desire to try something forbidden. They may try drugs or alcohol because it is what their friends are doing. They might begin...

  • Depressed Teens Having Problems As Adults | Teen Mental Illness

    Why Depressed Teens Have Turbulent 20s

    Nov 8, 13 • 1758 Views • Mental IllnessComments Off on Why Depressed Teens Have Turbulent 20s

    The transition from the teen years to early adulthood is marked by several important decisions about careers, whether to enroll in college and often new levels of financial independence. A new study finds that some young adults may face additional challenges...

  • When A Colleague Struggles With Substance Abuse | Workplace Drug Use

    When A Colleague Struggles With Substance Abuse

    Oct 29, 13 • 2461 Views • Substance AbuseComments Off on When A Colleague Struggles With Substance Abuse

    What do you do when you realize a co-worker is in trouble with a substance like drugs or alcohol? What is workplace etiquette and where are the lines on the issue? Most everyone knows someone whose life has been impacted somehow by drug or alcohol use, so the...