Archive for the ‘Teen drug abuse’ Category

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This week is #DrugFactsWeek and although all year round parents should be having conversations with their kids about the risks of substance abuse, there are always new trends that can be difficult to keep up with. With the ever expanding Internet, fake online pharmacies, and so-called friends quick to offer your kids free samples, the […]

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By Carmen A. Cartizone The end of the year is a busy time for everyone. Children are excited about gifts, teenagers are focused on socializing with friends during their holiday breaks, and adults are busy creating wonderful memories for their family and friends. However, it is important to stay focused on teens that may need […]

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By Peggy McKibbin of Five Moms As parents, when we think of drug abuse, we tend to immediately think about illicit drugs that are most often associated with misuse and abuse. However, there is another drug that tends to slip under the radar because of its more common and safe use. Dextromethorphan (DXM) is the […]

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What are your children watching on television and online? Mindful parents know children cannot easily escape advertisements for pills, tablets, potions, creams, and lotions. The once safe zone of the evening news is punctuated with blurbs about four-hour erections, effects of low testosterone and incontinence products. Even worse, an unsupervised child can access a plethora […]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people in America overdose from prescription drugs than from heroin and cocaine combined. The fact that prescription drugs can be easily purchased from online pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription is a major concern, especially for parents of teenagers. Do we have any doubt that illegal […]

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Every week  I hear from parents about how intelligent their teens are, yet they are either using drugs (smoking pot) or drinking on a regular basis or even just on the weekends with their friends.  Yes, these kids are very smart and some are even very athletic, but they are making stupid choices.  This is […]

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Summer is around the corner.  Whether we are talking about distracted driving or underage drinking both topics demand full attention of both parents and teenagers. Today myths were debunked by The Treatment Research Institute and The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Here is a first look at the  “Underage Drinking In The Home,” a new resource was […]

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New, nationally projectable survey results released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime – a 33 percent increase over the past five years. The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) also found troubling data […]