Why Suburban Teens Are Most At Risk For Heroin Use

Heroin use and suburban teens are two terms that don’t feel like they belong in the same sentence. When many think of suburban teens they think of soccer, video games, driving tests and even the problem. They don’t think of a full blown heroin addiction that is in need of treatment. Unfortunately, the heroin abuse problem with suburban teens is astounding. But what many don’t know is that the problem didn’t begin with heroin. There is a major epidemic going on with teenagers across the country and it is starting with something that is promoted as “safer” and given to…

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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 of people in America’s most populated state, there are also problems. One of the biggest is drugs. A Look At California’s Numbers A report on California’s drug arrests indicates a 39% increase in juvenile related drug arrests. During that same time period, the adult drug related arrest percentage increased by 11.4%. Felony and misdemeanor marijuana arrests happened to be the…

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Study Shows Social Media May Hinder Drug Abuse Recovery

A small preliminary study has shown that if a person is trying to recover from a history of substance abuse, prowling social media may get in the way of staying sober. This was the result of a survey administered to 37 teens who were trying to get off and stay off drugs and alcohol. The survey asked about their exposure to substance abuse by other people via sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and others. Of this group, 92% said that they did utilize sites such as these. Of those young men and women, 75% of the girls and half…

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Is Our Future In Danger As Study Finds Most Alcohol Drug Abuse Starts In Teen Years

When we think about our future generation, about the last thing we would want to contemplate is losing our teens to addiction. But now, a French university study finds most alcohol, drug abuse starts in teen years. At this time, as many as three million teens meet the criteria for alcohol abuse, meaning that they are experiencing damage due to their drinking but they continue to abuse the drug. This and other statistics included in this study indicate the degree to which drug education in schools, churches and the home has failed. This study and others before it have found…

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