Some teens are choosing to vape marijuana products because they are nearly undetectable. But both parents and teens alike should know the damage that’s occurring to the lungs as a result of vaping marijuana, tobacco or simply flavored oils. This damage has been fatal for dozens of people.
We know that families suffer terrible losses as a result of drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. But how does this situation affect our nation's health as a whole? We will catalog some of the impacts of this social problem.
Some people are able to maintain the appearance of productivity for quite a while after they become addicted. This ability has generated the myth of the high-functioning addict. Is there really such a thing?
Xylazine is in the news for causing overdoses, deaths and addiction in several U.S. states and Puerto Rico. But many people don’t even know it’s in their supplies of heroin, fentanyl or cocaine. In this case, what they don’t know can kill them.
Truly understanding our losses to drug overdoses means taking a longer look at the numbers. That’s where the tragedy becomes crystal clear, along with the necessity to take more immediate action.
Anyone who has loved an addicted person knows: Addiction comes with enormous costs. Some of these costs are emotional and mental. The addicted person suffers from the overwhelming compulsion to use drugs and the physical sickness and deterioration that accompanies the use of alcohol and drugs like heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.
When a pregnant woman uses illicit drugs, drinks alcohol or misuses prescription drugs, they immediately increase the risk of birth defects. That’s why it’s vital to help pregnant women and women of child-bearing age find an effective rehab program as soon as possible. We’ll take a look at some of the risks.
To prevent your home from becoming a source of addictive substances for a young person or susceptible family member, it’s important to know all the types of drugs that should be locked away and where someone might be looking for them.
Knowing what signs of drug use to watch for when there are teens or pre-teens in the home means monitoring the changes in the illicit drug market and patterns of use. Check out the 2020 numbers for drug use among 8th, 10th and 12th-grade students.
Heavy drug or alcohol abuse or addiction are tough at any age. When it affects those who should be completing their educations, it can derail the entirety of their future lives.