7 Legal Drugs Teens are Abusing

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7 Legal Drugs Teens are Abusing A recent study by cnn.com names seven legal drugs abused by teens today. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 7 out of the top 10 drugs abused in America by teens are legal. The list is composed to herbal remedies, over the counter drugs, and prescription drugs – all of which can be purchased at one’s local pharmacy—not on the street. The study further indicated that alarmingly, about 3% of kids ages 12 to 17 admit to abusing a prescription drug in the...

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Teen Drug Use on Decline

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Teen Drug Use on Decline A recent study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse called the Monitoring the Future study shows that drug use among teens is decreasing. The study, which tracked drug and alcohol use among 45,000 students nation wide in 8th, 10th and 12th grades, indicated that tobacco and alcohol use is definitely on the decrease. Further, the use of opioids like Vicodin and OxyContin has declined as well as synthetic drug use, like Spice, K-2 and Black Mamba. However, although tobacco use has...

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Back to School and Drug Prevention

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Back to School and Drug Prevention As kids across the country are getting back into their routines with the start of the new school year, many parents are using the preparation time to have a good preventative talk about drugs and alcohol. Drug use is surging in schools due to the increased availability of prescription drugs (up to 250 million written prescriptions in 2010 compared to up to 90 million prescriptions written in 1990), a rise in stimulant drug use and over-diagnosing for kids with ADHD, and a false...

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Facts about Utah High School Students and Substance Abuse

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published results of a study that examined Utah High School Students and substance abuse. The findings were very positive for the most part. In fact, High School Students indicated much less substance abuse in Utah than in the rest of the U.S.   However, when asked about inhalants and prescription drug abuse, Utah High School Students matched the U.S. statistic, indicating that High School Students in Utah are abusing inhalants and prescriptions in the...

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Warning signs of drug or alcohol use

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Warning signs If you’ve noticed any of the signals related to drug abuse listed below, you may want to press your teen further and ask some important questions like: “Have you been offered drugs?” If yes, “What did you do?” or “Have you been drinking or using drugs?” Even though no parent wants to hear a “yes” response to any of these questions, be ready for it. Don’t be afraid to err on the side of caution. Ask the difficult questions and decide, in advance, how you’ll respond to a...

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Teen drug trend: Etizolam

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Teen drug trend: Etizolam Recently, some states are reporting cases of drug abuse of a dangerous new sedative by teens: etizolam. Legal in most states, the drug is rising in popularity among teens. It’s not detected in drug tests but can be dangerous and deadly. Etizolam is a lot like Valium or Xanax. It is in a group of drugs called research chemicals, which are legal to take. Federal authorities say this drug is trending on the street, and they are seeing it being shipped into this country more frequently. A...

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