Tuesday

04

February 2014

Health Effects of Teen Alcohol Use

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

There have been many studies conducted on the health effects of both short-term and long-term use of alcohol among adults. Long-term risks inlcude liver damage, pancreatitis, certain cancers, and literal shrinkage of the brain. Alcohol use is the second leading cause of dementia; one simple ages quicker on alcohol. (3) But professionals today are worried about a steady increase in teen alcohol abuse and the possible negative health effects. According…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Teen Drug Addiction

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

The life decisions we make currently in our individual lives ultimately will effect, be it better or for worse, the futures of our lives. For instance one who neglects to learn how to read will be handicapped by their inability to read for the rest of their life until they learn to read. Lack of curbing problems while they are still in their growth stage can be tremendously more difficult…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Teens and Inhalants - The Silent Epidemic

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

According to the most recent study by the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, nearly seventeen million Americans have tried huffing or inhaling the intoxicating fumes from common household products. Despite a small decline in huffing since 1995, experts say that millions of American kids will try huffing at least once, and some of those will develop a habit. This is the “silent epidemic” and it needs to be more…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Cocaine Use Among Teens

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

Cocaine use among teens has been decreasing since the 1990’s. Illicit drug use among the youth is a major concern among parents, schools, communities, and governments across the country. Cocaine use among young teens between the ages of 11-14 seemed to peak in the 1970’s, but then declined throughout the 1980’s. Cocaine use then climbed up again between the years of 1984-1997. Now we have seen cocaine…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

Today teenagers are not using as much cocaine, crack, LSD, and ecstasy as the teenagers of the 1960’s. Kids have found other ways and means to get high; painkillers and other prescription drugs are being abused at record levels. This up coming generation of teens has been given the name “Generation Rx.” Teens are often getting caught raiding their parent’s or grandparent’s medicine cabinets in order to…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Teenagers and Hallucinogens

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

Hallucinogens have been used throughout the centuries for their ability to alter human perception. They are among the oldest known drugs, many of which are found in plants and fungi. In the past, hallucinogens have been used for religious, social and medical practices. When consumed by teens, hallucinogens cause imagined experiences that seem real. The word “hallucinate” comes from the Latin words meaning “to wander in the mind.” When consumed…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Teen Drug Addiction and the Family

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

Parents and families face some of their most difficult battles in our society; that is raising their teenager’s drug free. The goal of this article is to help families realize that they are not alone and that there is help and support available. These support systems include valuable resources, which stress prevention and ways to cope with their teens when facing addiction. Most of us know that anti-drug efforts…

Tuesday

04

February 2014

Teen Drug Use and Overindulgent Parents

by Teen Drug Abuse Staff

There is a growing and dangerous trend in the United States – it’s called overindulgence. Experts warn that parents are spoiling their kids; not just with gadgets and toys, but by failing to set limits, not requiring that chores be done on a regular basis, not making the child wait or earn money for items they want, and smoothing away all the child’s frustrations in order to keep them…