Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Report Finds More Mental Health Woes In College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs

It’s no secret that while in college, a large proportion of students become involved in complicated and dangerous activities that have nothing to do with their educations. The sorority and fraternity systems are known for their heavy alcohol abuse and … Continue reading

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Is Drug Addiction Driven By Brain Cells That Control Hunger

There’s new research that is looking into whether or not the same function in the brain that triggers hunger and overeating may also drive drug addiction. This new research, performed at the Yale School of Medicine, motivated researchers to try … Continue reading

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Adderall Abuse Becoming More Popular Among Teens But Are Parents Starting To Wake Up

There are plenty of stories covering the phenomenon of students abusing Adderall, the drug that is so often prescribed when a child seems too active or unfocused to a teacher or a school medical staffer. Young people in high school … Continue reading

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Media Catching Up To The Risky Rise Of The Good Grade Pill

After years of growth in the use and abuse of prescription stimulants by America’s students, major media outlets are finally spreading the word. A thorough article in the New York Times exposed the extent to which America’s youth are relying … Continue reading

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What Are The Signs Of Heroin Use In A Loved One

Heroin is a very dangerous illicit drug. It is an opiate and is classified as a depressant. Heroin is highly addictive and many users have admitted being hooked after the first use. Another danger is that the drugs are not … Continue reading

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Why California Drug Arrests Have Increased

California is one of America’s largest states. Dozens and dozens of bustling metropolis areas, rural countryside’s, Beautiful wine vineyards, beaches, mountains, redwood forests, snowy peaks, deserts and valleys. Yes, California has a bit of everything. Unfortunately, with the vast numbers … Continue reading

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What A Parent Needs to Know About Teenage Drug Use During Summer Months

Listen up parents! Ready for some shocking truth to come your way? I’m sure it’s no real surprise that teenage use of drugs during the summer months increases.  After all, its summer break and you probably recall your own teenage … Continue reading

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Studies Show That Bath Salts Are As Addictive As Cocaine

A recreation drug called bath salts which is a synthetic methamphetamine has been gaining popularity over the past couple of years. Up until very recently it was legal and sold in convenience stores. New reports indicate that they have very … Continue reading

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Teenage Tobacco Use Drops But Marijuana Use Increases

Is it the 60’s all over again, minus the tie-dye shirts and peace signs? A dramatic increase in the use of marijuana among teenagers may beg this question? More importantly, what does this mean for those teenagers partaking in the … Continue reading

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Have We Been Ignoring Synthetic Drug Use Amongst Teens?

There are many drugs in use among teens today. Most of them have seen a skyrocketing spike over the past decade. With marijuana, heroin, prescription drug abuse and alcohol all being used by record numbers of young people. There has … Continue reading

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