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Unintentional and accidental exposure to stimulants among US teens on the rise, says study
05-23   Unintentional and accidental exposure to stimulants among US teens on the rise, says study

The use of stimulant drugs, most frequently abused by teens, has risen in recent years. This trend is one of the major causes behind drug overdose cases among American teens. Often prescribed to teens for fatigue, sleep disorders or depression, stimulant drugs are also prescribed for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to a recent […]

Recent drug trends indicate re-emergence of LSD and other hallucinogens
01-22   Recent drug trends indicate re-emergence of LSD and other hallucinogens

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or acid is regarded by many as the drug which defined the countercultural ethos of the ‘60s. The ease of producing LSD in a chemical laboratory and the ability to store it in a blotting paper led to the emergence of a huge black market in the United States. Although LSD […]

Increase in vaping, pot and K2 use among high school seniors; sharp decline in opioid misuse, says MTF survey
12-22   Increase in vaping, pot and K2 use among high school seniors; sharp decline in opioid misuse, says MTF survey

Every new survey on substance use among American teens highlights new concerns, validates certain expectations and also provides optimism. Findings of the 2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, released on Dec. 14, 2017, followed a similar pattern when it revealed that among teens, marijuana is the most popular drug of abuse followed by K2 or […]

Helping young adults abstain from drugs during holiday season
12-21   Helping young adults abstain from drugs during holiday season

For millions of American families, the holiday season provides the much-needed reprieve and chance to get together with loved ones. Many parents and guardians eagerly anticipate this time since their children come home during the break. In the midst of all the celebrations, it may be important to keep an eye on youngsters to ensure […]

Worrying trend of Xanax abuse on San Diego school campuses
11-29   Worrying trend of Xanax abuse on San Diego school campuses

Five students – all boys aged 14 or 15 – of the San Pasqual High School in Escondido had to be hospitalized in September 2017 after allegedly consuming Xanax pills. In October 2017, six students from the Rincon Middle School, also in Escondido, became ill after apparently ingesting the anti-anxiety medicine. In the San Pasqual […]

Experts recommend major expansion of drug treatment plans to counter rising teen overdoses
10-04   Experts recommend major expansion of drug treatment plans to counter rising teen overdoses
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In the wake of the latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing an increase of over 19 percent in opioid-related deaths among teenagers, the Rosenthal Center for Addiction Studies has sought a major expansion of drug treatment for adolescents in the United States. The Rosenthal Center stressed on the need […]

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Comprehensive strategy needed to deal with opioid abuse in teenagers
09-12   National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Comprehensive strategy needed to deal with opioid abuse in teenagers

The opioid crisis has been ravaging the United States for the past few years. Studies have shown that teenagers are more vulnerable to opioid addiction due to a combination of factors. A look at the statistics by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), reveals a high nonmedical use of prescription opioids by teenagers. The […]

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 steps for parents to help keep teenagers away from drugs
08-30   International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 steps for parents to help keep teenagers away from drugs
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Parenting is not an easy task, especially when children reach adolescence and prefer to live lives their way. Studies show that teenagers and young adults are more vulnerable to substance abuse. Therefore, it is necessary that parents share experiences that can help prevent teens from indulging in drugs and alcohol. Worried guardians and family members […]

DEA unveils website to tackle menace of college drug abuse
07-14   DEA unveils website to tackle menace of college drug abuse

Rising cases of drug abuse among teenagers and college students have made the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to launch a new website aimed at addressing the crisis. The website – campusdrugprevention.gov – that was unveiled on July 12, 2017, is the federal agency’s latest attempt in providing assistance to drug abuse prevention programs organized […]

Eating drug-laced gummies leaves 11 Indiana teenagers hospitalized
07-10   Eating drug-laced gummies leaves 11 Indiana teenagers hospitalized
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Something as innocuous as gummy bears are now being used by unscrupulous people to entice American teenagers and entrap them into the world of drugs and crime. 11 teens in La Porte County, Indiana, recently fell sick after consuming drug-laced candies. Six young boys and five girls were rushed to the hospital after they reported […]

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