Adolescent Drug Abuse
Combating Teen Prescription Drug Abuse - SAMHSA
Description: While alcohol, heroin, and other drug use have decreased, prescription drug use, along with admissions to detox and treatment, has increased dramatically.
Prescription Drug Abuse Among Adolescents
Description: If there is no perceived risk, the number of teens using prescription drugs is likely to grow, and illegal drug dealers are sure to make them even more available.
Adolescent DUI Trends
Description: Tarzana Treatment Centers provides youth alcohol and drug treatment with medical detoxification for alcohol, heroin, and prescription drug dependence when it’s needed.
Teen Access to Drugs
Description: Teens report that marijuana is as easy to obtain as cigarettes, but alcohol is now considered harder to get than prescription drugs.
Discount for Teen Drug Tests
Description: Teen behavior changes naturally without drug use, so it is difficult for a parent to know the reason for the behavior change. A drug test may be the only way to know for sure.
Adolescent Drug Abuse and Addiction
Description: There are many detrimental effects that drug abuse and addiction can have on a teen. Even prescription drugs cause negative side effects to adults when they are used properly.
Websafe Recovery: Protecting Against Pro-Drug Internet Content
Description: This new website offers services and software that aim to prevent teens from using home computers to reach sites that sell drugs or discuss use.
Cough Medicine Abuse
Description: A lot has been written about the rising trend in adolescent prescription drug abuse. But not so much has about OTCs. These are readily accessible in most households.
Description: If parents aren’t taking steps to prevent teen prescription drug abuse, they should be. Parents need to know what to do to stem the tide of prescription medication availability.
Medical Marijuana vs Teen Marijuana Abuse
Description: The US Department of Justice has relaxed enforcement of federal marijuana laws on legal users and dispensaries in states where medical marijuana is legal.
Gambling a Sign of Teen Alcohol or Drug Abuse?
Description: Teen behaviors are clues to parents that they are engaging in alcohol abuse or drug abuse. Gambling, for example, is a possible sign a youth has a future with alcohol and drug use.
Understanding Teen Prescription Drug Abuse
Description: Peer pressure has great influence where adolescent prescription drug abuse is concerned, but is less effective when parents take positive action.
Teen Drug Abuse during the Holidays
Description: The holidays mean that teens will be out of school and, for many of them, a lack of supervision. Low perceptions of risk among adolescents may lead them to drug abuse.
LSD and Ecstasy on the Rise in Teen Drug Abuse
Description: Drug abuse trends change as new generations reach adolescence. Parents and the drug and alcohol treatment community need to take note of recent findings.
SAMHSA Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse Reports by State
Description: Teen alcohol abuse and drug abuse can lead to problems with alcoholism and drug addiction. Now there is a comprehensive, state-by-state report from SAMHSA.
Adolescent Women and Alcohol or Drug Abuse
Description: If adolescent alcohol or drug treatment is not used to put a stop to substance abuse or dependence, adult treatment may need to be gender-specific.
Signs of Teen Alcohol or Drug Abuse
Description: Most parents take the “Not my kid” approach to teen alcohol and drug abuse. Statistics show, though, that many of them are not facing reality.
Teen Women and Pain Killer Abuse
Description: Opiate addiction must be addressed when problems arise. Women face more physical, mental and emotional consequences than men from prescription opiate and heroin addiction.
Teen Substance Use - Prevention and Treatment
Description: There is no magic wand that will put an end to teen substance abuse. Prevention is an effort that must continue, though, because teens will otherwise not hear about consequences.
Alcohol Dependence and Drug Addiction -Tolerance
Description: It can be a safety mechanism to the body or deadly. Awareness of the subject is critical for anyone who engages in alcohol abuse or drug abuse, as well as those in recovery.
Adolescent Drug Addiction – Don’t Discriminate
Description: Don’t be fooled by the idea that if you don’t catch your teen using strong drugs, then it is not a big deal. Too many parents don’t take action, and resort to minor punishments.
Lock It Up is a Good Start
Teen Alcohol and Drug Trends on Social Media
Teen Substance Use Treatment Prevents Adult Problems
Summertime Teen Surveillance