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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Possible Pink Overdoses in 2 Utah Teens

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Possible Pink Overdoses in 2 Utah Teens Police in Park City, Utah are making parents aware of the dangers of a new synthetic drug called U-47700, more commonly known as “pink” or “pinky” after the recent deaths of two Jr. high students. Although the police have yet to confirm that the deaths and the drug pink are related, they will say that they’ve received information over social media that indicates that it could be the case. They are awaiting toxicology reports, which could take up to 8 weeks. School...

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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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Having structure in summer can lower drug abuse in teens

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Having structure in summer can lower drug abuse in teens Kids love to hear the last bell ring on the last day of school.  Summer break is something they look forward to the entire year; it’s an exciting time.  But, sometimes having too much free time or boredom can lead to curiosity about or experimenting with alcohol or drugs. In fact, many studies have shown that most teens begin experimenting with drugs or alcohol during the summer months. Interestingly, most teens that have reported experimentation or...

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