Archive for the ‘Teens’ Category

  • The Dangers of Pharm Parties

    Seven of the top ten drugs being abused by teenagers today are legal prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. And with the prevalence of teen prescription drug abuse comes a new kind of dangerous social gathering: “pharm parties,” where teens bring different varieties of prescription pills to a party, dump them in a bowl, and then grab handfuls and swallow them as if they were candy.

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  • Less Stigma Against Drugs Fueling Drug Abuse among Adolescents

    In Ridgefield, Connecticut—and all over the world—illegal drug use is a growing problem among school-aged adolescents. What’s more, kids are abusing legal prescription drugs, many of which are highly addictive.

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The Pain of Addiction

Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.