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Social Media, Teens, and Substance Abuse: What are the Connections?

The connections between social media, teens, and substance abuse are often quite tight. Parents may not even realize that their children are taking lessons from social media stars. Even worse, they may be getting pressure from friends on social media to abuse drugs. This problem concerns us at The Right Step. As a result, we’ve decided…

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What Are the Side Effects of Adderall Addiction?

Adderall (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 for children aged 3 and older, Adderall is a CNS stimulant mixture. It contains four different amphetamine salts: dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine…

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Dabbing: What It Is, Who Is Doing It and Why It Is a Problem

Dabbing, what it is, who is doing it, and why it is a problem may be mysteries to you. The word dabbing refers to a complicated way of inhaling marijuana. However, if you’re worried about your kids experimenting with marijuana, dabbing probably won’t be their first exposure to it.  For one thing, a simple joint…

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Here’s What You Need to Look for In Rehab for Your Teen

Parenting addicted teens is the ultimate challenge for a mother or father. If you are facing this situation, you may feel helpless, alone or desperate to get your child well again. The best thing you can do for your addicted teen is to get him into treatment. Rehab facilities that are dedicated to helping patients…

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5 Differences Between Teen and Adult Rehab

Addiction doesn’t discriminate between teens and adults. Adolescents who experiment with drugs and alcohol can fall victim to the power of addiction just like their adult counterparts. However, there are 5 differences between teen and adult rehab. 5 Differences Between Teen and Adult Rehab Treating addiction in teens and adults looks a little different. Rehab…

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Difference Between Opioids and Opiates

The words opioids and opiates often get used interchangeably. And while the two words do sound similar, is there any difference between the two? After all, if you’re seeking out a prescription drug addiction treatment center in TX, you want to make sure you’re going to a location that specializes in what you’re struggling to…

Teens and Dramamine Abuse

Dramamine is the brand name for dimenhydrinate, an over-the-counter medication used to treat motion sickness (dizziness, nausea and vomiting). On the surface, it seems like there’s no reason why anyone would want to take Dramamine recreationally, but Dramamine abuse is indeed a trend among teenagers. Unfortunately, it can also be deadly.

Oxycodone Addiction in Teens

Oxycodone is the generic name of a prescription painkiller called OxyContin. OxyContin was first manufactured 20 years ago and is an extended release opioid when taken orally. However, OxyContin used to deliver its full rush all at once when injected until Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, developed an abuse-resistant form of the pill.