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Posted on September 30, 2015 in Alcohol and Drug News

New Recreational Drug Etizolam Is Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare

A string of teen deaths and medical scares in recent years is incriminating etizolam, a dangerous newcomer to the recreational drug scene. The narcotic, which mimics the effects of traditional benzodiazepine sedatives like Valium and Xanax, is growing in popularity among today’s teens and across college campuses, thanks to its easy online availability and a still largely unregulated market for drugs like it. Etizolam is currently a prescription medication in Japan, India and Italy but has recently emerged on the illicit drug market in Europe and the United States.

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Posted on August 29, 2015 in Teens

Teens and Steroid Abuse

Steroid use among teens is a major problem because of the negative health consequences that can result. Among all drugs abused by teens, steroids are not the most popular, but they can be extremely damaging. Boys are more likely than girls to use them, but all teens are susceptible to the temptation to use these drugs to bulk up and to perform better as athletes. Adults must take on the responsibility of learning about the harm steroids can cause and educate young people so that the damage can be avoided.

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Welcoming Your Teen Home From Rehab

Posted on June 24, 2015 in addiction recovery

Welcoming Your Teen Home From Rehab

Sending a teen off to rehab is a heartbreaking thing to have to do as a parent, but it is the best way to help her heal from addiction. Once she’s been through a treatment program, she’s done the hard work, but not all of the work needed to be sober in the long term. She will need your love and support, as well as some practical guidance. Before you welcome your teen home from rehab, make sure you have a plan in place. 

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Many Teens Need Substance Abuse Rehab, Few Get It

Posted on May 6, 2014 in Teen Treatment

Many Teens Need Substance Abuse Rehab, Few Get It

According to an extensive 2008 study, teens ages 12 to 17 showed the highest percent of drug use with just over 60 percent surveyed saying they had a dependence issue with an illicit drug. The 18 to 25 age group reported a dependence rate of 37 percent while people 26 and older were dependent at a rate near 25 percent.

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