Articles Related to Teens

  • Prescription Drug Addiction Reaches Across the Board

    In case you haven’t noticed the trend, prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in the United States. Prescription drugs are the second most abused substance in this country right after marijuana according to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Saying that the problem is one of epidemic proportions, the CDC reports that more than 5,000 people start abusing prescription medications every day in America. Read More…

  • Mental Health Problems With College Kids That Abuse Prescription Drugs

    According to a recent article, college students in the U.S. that abuse prescription drugs are linked to more depression and thoughts of suicide.

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  • One in Ten Teens Abuse Vicodin

    Surveys indicate that nearly one in 10 high-school seniors reported past year non-medical use of the painkiller Vicodin, but methamphetamine use dropped. The series of classroom surveys of 46,097 eighth, 10th, and 12th graders, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, also found that declines in teen marijuana use have stalled.

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  • 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.