What Is The Number One Place For Teen Drug Abuse

Most parents are on the lookout for signs of drug addiction in their teens.  The influence is becoming more and more widespread, especially with the far-reaching fingers of the Internet.  But while parents may be keeping a diligent eye on their children’s social media and watching for signs of illicit drug use, teens are opting for a simpler method to get high in their own home–the medicine cabinet. In fact, contrary to popular belief, the Home’s medicine cabinet is the likely candidate for teen drug abuse. An Unlikely High A parent may not buy a bottle of cough syrup and…

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The Sad Fact Of More Babies Being Born With Addictions

Most mothers know that everything they consume ends up in their baby’s system.  We’ve all seen pregnant women refusing alcohol, avoiding sushi, and even watching what kind of lotion they use for fear of interfering with their developing baby.  But a little raw fish pales in comparison to the amount of drugs in the bloodstream of a baby born to a drug addict.  Without even asking for it, he enters the world already addicted. More and more babies are being born with addictions, according to a national study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  In fact, between…

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The Facts On Why Prescription Drug Abuse Is Up

Parents are aware of the dangers of heavy drug use among kids.  Cocaine, heroin, meth and designer drugs such as bath salts are becoming increasingly popular with perilous consequences.  But what they may not know is that teens can find all they need to get high without stepping out of the house to see a drug dealer.  A study finds that painkiller abuse by kids is way up–in fact, it is forty percent higher than in previous generations, making it the most popular illicit drug after marijuana. Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics The study gathered information from the National Survey on…

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What Does Teen Drug Abuse Affect

Teen drug and alcohol abuse affects mind, body and community but the problem is so much more. With the advent of the Internet, teen drug abuse has risen to epidemic proportions.  Digital peer pressure and online drug marketing allows the influence of drugs and alcohol to enter even the most strictly drug-free home.  Even private schoolers and home schoolers are no longer exempt.  What begins as a “good time” or a desire to fit in can quickly escalate to full-blown drug addiction with dangerous, often fatal consequences. This article addresses the various ways that teen drug and alcohol abuse affects…

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What Are The 8 Primary Warning Signs Your Teen Is Using Prescriptions

Teen addiction is a devastating problem, tearing families apart, leaving parents heartbroken, and shattering dreams.  The current trend is pill popping–more than half of kids surveyed admit that prescription drugs are very easy to get at school.  Over the past decade, prescription drug abuse among American teens has climbed steadily and appears to be continuing. Is it any wonder that this trend follows the increase in adult prescription abuse?  Nearly one in five adults admit to using prescription drugs improperly, according to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.  Not only are parents teaching their children that it is okay to…

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Use By Women Of Drugs Alcohol Increasing

Women may or may not be drinking more than they used to.  It is not known exactly how many women abused alcohol in the past, because of the stigma attached to the substance.  What is known, however, is that drinking and substance abuse among women in the U.S. today is widespread and on the rise.  According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, an approximate six million American women are alcohol-dependent, and 2.6 million have issues with substance abuse.  Not only that, the number of DUI arrests for women rose thirty percent between 1998 and 2007, an indication…

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Those Having Weight Loss Surgery Should Be Warned About Drug Abuse Risks

Weight loss surgery may increase the risk of substance abuse, a recent study shows.  Certainly, it is tied to increased use of drugs and alcohol.  Researchers collected surveys from 132 women and 23 men, all patients of bariatric surgery (used to treat obesity).  There were significant increases in the use of illicit drugs at the time of surgery, as well as one, three, six, and twenty-four months afterwards. There are certain risks that weight loss patients need to be aware of as they have a higher risk than most for drug abuse after surgery. Painkiller Addiction Is First Primary Risk…

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Gastro Problems Caused By Real And Fake Marijuana

Marijuana has a long list of side effects, including respiratory problems and decreased mental function, but recent studies reveal an unexpected condition caused by cannabis.  It is called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis and causes severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The trouble with this unknown condition is that doctors and emergency room physicians end up running a multitude of costly tests to try to determine the cause of the gastrointestinal trouble, and they may not even think to ask about marijuana use.  Even the users themselves don’t think of a connection and often end up increasing cannabis consumption, thinking this will help…

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Narconon Releases A Special Report On New Designer Drug Smiles

You may have heard about the variety of party drugs out there–meth, Ecstasy, and others.  Recently a new wave of synthetic drugs has hit the streets and schools, including bath salts and synthetic marijuana, or K2.  While they were recently made illegal, drug chemists have come up with a new designer drug that has not yet made the illicit drug list: “Smiles”. It sounds appealing, doesn’t it?  Think again.  Smiles, or 2C-1, may bring about euphoria, but with it comes a rush of other dangerous side effects including hallucinations, rapid heartbeats and psychotic episodes.  Some describe it as LSD and…

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What Addiction By Baby Boomers Is A Scary Trend

The sixties were a wild time.  The psychedelic effects of drugs like LSD are reflected in the art, music and clothes of the time.  Not only was drug experimentation acceptable, it was extremely popular. The baby boomers that grew up surrounded by such a drug culture have been swept away again–so much so that the National Institutes of Health have, for the first time, issued a consumer alert on its website, NIHSeniorHealth.gov.  This time their poison is cocaine, heroin and marijuana.  Emergency Room visits for accidents related to these drugs are at a record high for baby boomers.  The dangers…

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