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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

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|
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    Top Tips on How Effectively Talk About Drugs and Alcohol With Kids

Top Tips on How Effectively Talk About Drugs and Alcohol With Kids

Drugs and alcohol can be a sensitive subject to talk about with another adult, and terrifying to bring up with kids. In part, this may be because there have been incidents of addiction or substance abuse among family members. Talking about alcohol and drugs with kids can provide them with correct information, helping them […]

By |September 14th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

How Does Drug Use Affect Your High School Grades?

Teen drug use isn’t just something seen in after-school specials. Many teenagers will use alcohol or drugs before they graduate high school, whether that be due to peer pressure or for the use of study aids. An estimated 68 percent of students try alcohol by their senior year, more than 35 percent have used […]

By |September 14th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

How Can the U.S. End Its Opioid Epidemic?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 72,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2017; a very substantial increase in statistics. With the rising number of overdoses, the most substantial increase occurs in the number of overdoses involving opioids. Opioids are common for treating acute pain and include such medications as […]

By |September 14th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

5 Ways Minnesota is Tackling the Opioid Crisis

Almost everyone is aware to some extent by now that there is an opioid emergency in America, with Minnesota being affected just like everywhere else. But Minnesota state officials and local municipal governments are taking action to battle this pervasive and deadly threat with these 5 ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis.

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By |August 2nd, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

What are the Physical and Psychological Signs of Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the drugs most abused by teens, as well as by adults. The widespread availability of alcohol means a teen who wishes to try it will not have difficulty obtaining it. Though experimenting with drinking a beer occasionally may not lead to any harm, there are signs to watch out for […]

Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse

Drug abuse among teens including alcohol abuse is common, and you should not automatically assume it can never happen in your family. If you have a bad feeling that your teen has become addicted to alcohol or drugs, here are some of the signs and symptoms to look out for.
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When a teen who […]

By |June 11th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

5 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol and Drugs

Teen drug and alcohol addiction can happen in any family, as many reasons can cause your teen to make a poor choice. The following are some of the most common reasons why teens try alcohol and drugs.
United States Adolescent Substance Abuse Facts

Percent of high school students who report they never tried cigarette smoking (even […]

By |June 11th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|

Minnesota Parents: My Teen Is Using Drugs – Now What?

Drug abuse can be life-threatening, especially if it progresses to hard drugs like heroin and opioid use, and can be very hard to get away from once a habit is established. Signs of drug abuse in teens include abandoning social activities, excessive mood swings, changing friend groups, and stealing to get money for drugs. […]

By |March 20th, 2018|blog|0 Comments|