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Teenage Defiance and Drug Use

Rebellion is the natural state of being for many teens who are learning to separate from their parents and forge their own paths. When this phase leads to drug use, however, defiance can become more than just a parental annoyance. If you’re wondering how to deal with a defiant teenager, take these steps to […]

By |January 30th, 2020|blog|0 Comments|

What is DMT?

Dimethyltryptamine, commonly called DMT, is a hallucinogenic drug derived from plants native to the Amazon. The compound can be distilled into a drink called ayahuasca or a powder that users may inject, inhale, or smoke. Even low doses of this substance cause psychotropic effects. For thousands of years, DMT has been used to create […]

By |January 30th, 2020|blog|0 Comments|

Sizzurp: What You Need to Know About Cough Syrup High

Cough syrup containing codeine has been used recreationally for decades, but as so-called sizzurp surges into the mainstream, more teens are experimenting with this dangerous substance than ever before. Fans of “cough syrup high,” which is sometimes also called lean or purple drank, often mix the medication with soda, hard candy, and/or alcohol in […]

By |January 27th, 2020|blog|0 Comments|

How Does Vaping Affect Teenage Health?

In early 2019, the National Institutes of Health reported a dramatic rise in e-cigarette use among teens. In a survey of 44,000 eighth, ninth, and 12th graders conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 37% of high school seniors stated they had used a vape at least once in 2018 compared with just […]

What is Robotripping?

The recreational use of cough syrup containing dextromethorphan to produce a euphoric high is often called robotripping. Teens who experiment with the so-called DXM often experience hallucinations and a sense of flying, usually compared to an LSD trip. However, taking too much cough syrup with this active ingredient can cause a life-threatening medical emergency. […]

By |November 8th, 2019|blog|0 Comments|

Synthetic Cannabinoids: The Use of Synthetic Drugs like K2 and Spice by Teens

As marijuana becomes legal in more states, there is not only a rise in its use but also in pot alternatives, such as synthetic cannabinoids. The contents of these drugs are not regulated, nor is the potency consistent. In 2018, more than 70 people overdosed on K2 in New Haven Connecticut in one day, […]

By |June 6th, 2019|blog|0 Comments|

Creating a Relapse Prevention Plan to Help Teens

People of all ages succumb to drug addiction, including teenagers. Before teens are released from their recovery programs, it is important for parents to develop a relapse prevention plan. Relapse refers to how someone will resort back to drugs after. Eighty-five percent of people who seek treatment will relapse within the first year. Parents […]

By |May 20th, 2019|blog|0 Comments|

Facts & Statistics About Teen Drug Abuse in High School

Teenagers are using drugs at an alarming rate. The four years in high school are a critical time in a teen’s development. To ensure your child’s future potential and success in life, it’s important to help your teen stay away from drugs and alcohol. But is it really that important? Any parents who think […]

By |May 10th, 2019|blog|0 Comments|

Questions from Teens About Drug Addiction

As a nationwide epidemic, opioid addiction affects those of all ages, including adolescents. Not only is teen opioid abuse increasing, but many individuals in this age group also cope with the effects of drug or alcohol abuse by a loved one. According to Yale University research reported by WebMD, opioid overdose deaths among children […]

By |February 7th, 2019|blog|0 Comments|

Signs of Heroin Abuse by Teens

One of the most dangerous narcotics used throughout North America is heroin. It is often smoked or snorted, which makes it a popular drug of choice for many people. Since it does not have to be injected, many users do not associate it with the same stigmas as other drugs. In 2016, it was […]

By |December 28th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|