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The Unintended Consequences of Legal Marijuana

September 24th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
The pros and cons for legalizing marijuana have been hotly debated in recent years as numerous states have made medical use of the drug legal and two have legalized it for recreational use. Many people have been open to the idea of making the drug more available and to decriminalizing it for various reasons. Some claim more...

The Real Facts about Teens and Drugs

September 18th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Teenagers in the U.S. are using and abusing drugs at rates that are alarming to many adults. Teenagers have always experimented with drugs, but there are so many risks and dangers associated with doing so that parents and other adults need to be aware of the facts. Teen drug abuse facts may seem shocking to those unawa more...

Florida’s Raging Painkiller Epidemic: Will Two New Laws Curb the State’s Opiate Addiction Problem?

September 17th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
The jury is still out as to whether two new state laws will alleviate Florida’s painkiller addiction epidemic. So far, however, the results are encouraging. One year after their introduction, the two policies enacted to combat prescription drug abuse seem to be having a positive effect. In the last 12 months, both more...

Do I Really Need Drug Rehab?

September 14th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
There is no easy answer to this question and it is a question that only you can answer. Do you think you need rehab? Are drugs or another substance controlling your life? Do you find when you use some substance or engage in a behavior that you cannot stop—even if you want to? (more…) more...

10 Percent of Teens in ER Report Abusing Prescription Drugs

September 9th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
A history of prescription drug abuse is fairly common among teenagers who visit hospital emergency rooms, according to research from the University of Michigan. The study, published in 2013, found that 10.4 percent of teenagers in the ER reported having abused prescription sedatives or painkillers in the previous 12 mo more...

New Designer Drug Flakka Found To Be More Addictive Than Meth

September 4th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
A recent study by the Scripps Research Institute has discovered that a new synthetic drug called flakka is more addictive than meth and could be as addictive as MDPV, the main chemical found in bath salts. Allegedly manufactured in labs located in China, India and Pakistan, flakka is comprised of the chemical alpha-PVP more...

3 Strategies for Protecting Teens From Painkiller Abuse

August 30th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Doctors and other adults can take a number of important steps to limit teenagers’ illicit access to opioid medications, according to new findings from a team of American researchers. (more…) more...

What ‘Friends’ Will Your Teen Hang Around This School Year? Why You’d Better Know Now

August 27th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
David McCarthy’s descent into heroin began all the way back in middle school when he and some friends started smoking marijuana, or so the story goes; by high school, David and his friends had added Oxycontin to their drug-using repertoire. (more…) more...

Marijuana Slows Boys’ Growth But Causes Early Puberty

August 21st, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Most adolescents can’t wait for the physical signs of maturity to start, including height and curves in the right places. But a new study found that boys who smoked marijuana were on average 4.6 inches shorter and nearly 9 pounds lighter by age 20 than non-smoking boys. (more…) more...

Wearable Technology May Be Future of Smoking Cessation

August 19th, 2015 Drug Addictions, Helpful Articles
Wearable technology could help smokers quit in the future, with a new device called SmartStop aiming to produce a revolution in smoking cessation technology. (more…) more...

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