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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|
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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 […]