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Teen Drug Abuse

The Terrifying Way Teens Are Getting Hooked On Heroin

OWN | Posted 03.11.2014 | OWN

When 20-year-old John purchased white powder at a party, he was told it was crushed painkillers. In reality, it was pure heroin. For four months, John...

Protect Your Teen From Dangerous Dark Net Drugs

Sedgrid Lewis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Sedgrid Lewis

The Dark Net and the sites that sale illegal drugs are hard to shut down. When one site is shut down then another site appears within a matter of days. Parents have to be vigorous in preventing teens from accessing these sites. Here are some helpful tips to prevent teens from accessing and obtaining drugs from the Dark Net.

The Scary Drug That's Finding Its Way Into Teen Pop Culture

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Gabby Abesamis, Niles We...

Is This Deadly Drug Becoming A Problem In Schools?

tv | Posted 09.17.2013 | Teen

By Julia Rubin "What have I become?" 23-year-old Andrew Jones asked his mom shortly before he died. "What's happened to me?" A star high school ath...

What Makes Kids 65% More Likely To Do Drugs

Posted 08.12.2013 | Divorce

According to a new study, teens who have half-siblings with a different father are much more likely to experiment with drugs and sex before they reach...

How I Got Clean At 22

Christina Huffington | Posted 06.13.2013 | Women
Christina Huffington

Remember that. It may hurt terribly but you will be fine.

Kathleen Miles

Something Other Than The Flu Is Filling ER Rooms

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.12.2013 | Los Angeles

Prescription drug overdoses account for thousands of Los Angeles emergency room visits, according the LA County Department of Public Health. In 200...

How She Overcome Prescription Drug Addiction (VIDEO)

Posted 04.12.2013 | Teen

Nineteen-year-old Alicia Clouse started experimenting prescription pills and marijuana when she was in the eighth grade. Eventually, the Florida teen ...

Parents Use Dogs To Sniff Out Kids' Drugs

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents

A German shepherd that's all business sniffs every nook and cranny of a Houston home in search of drugs, but it's not a DEA raid; according to NBC's "...

'The Hardest Part Was Seeing My Mom Get Hurt'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen

This video is part of "Undroppable," a documentary project from @Jason_Pollock that tells the stories of young people who have overcome significant ob...

'I Thought I Was Dead. My Whole Life Flashed Before My Eyes'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen

This video is part of "Undroppable," a documentary project from @Jason_Pollock that tells the stories of young people who have overcome significant ob...

His Story Of Growing Up With An Addicted Parent

Posted 04.12.2013 | Teen

This video is part of "Undroppable," a documentary project from @Jason_Pollock that tells the stories of young people who have overcome significant ob...

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Turn Teens Into Potheads?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.12.2013 | Science

Marijuana use among teens has been on the rise for some time--it's become more popular than smoking cigarettes in recent years--but a provocative new ...

Stimulants: The Art of Diagnosis

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

You might think I am duped daily by entitled kids who want medications to get better grades. As one girl bragged to Schwarz, "If you keep playing the angsty-teen role, you'll get something good." Give me a break.

Survey Studies Risky Behaviors on College Campuses

Scott Willyerd | Posted 08.06.2012 | College
Scott Willyerd

Roughly one in six surveyed teens who had been on an overnight college admissions visit reported drinking alcohol during the visit. Teens also reported engaging in intimate sexual behavior, using drugs other than alcohol or driving while impaired.

Angels at Risk: Damage Control Works in the Kindest of Ways

Susie Spain | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Susie Spain

Teens who do not have dinner with their families five to seven times per week are twice as likely to have used alcohol and 1.5 times likelier to have used marijuana, as compared to teens who do participate in family dinners.

Shocking Statistics About Teens And Painkiller Drugs

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2012 | Teen

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK, May 7 (Reuters Health) - One in eight older U.S. teenagers has used powerful painkiller drugs without pr...

New Report Reveals Rise In Teen Marijuana Use

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- More teens are smoking dope, with nearly 1 in 10 lighting up at least 20 or more times a month, according to a new survey of young peopl...

The Most Dangerous Type of Facebook Photos

Gina Scarpino | Posted 06.02.2012 | Teen
Gina Scarpino

After being exposed to pictures on Facebook of drinking or illegal drug use, some teens feel the need to try it. But posting pictures that show minors drinking or using drugs could get you into trouble.

Youth Drug Use: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
R. Gil Kerlikowske

Last week, I joined officials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Department of Health and Human Services to announce the results of the largest annual survey on youth drug use in America.

Mom Produces Film On The Scary Truth Of Teen Drug Abuse

lagunaniguel.patch.com | Posted 02.12.2012 | Parents

Like two other Laguna Niguel mothers concerned about the local prescription drug epidemic, Natalie Costa is on a mission. A resident since 1986, sh...

Teen Drug And Alcohol Use Lowest Among Blacks, Asians

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Black and Asian adolescents are much less likely to turn to drugs or alcohol than teens of other races, according to a new study. The survey of ado...

Dr. Nora Volkow: New Brain Research Helps Explain Drug Addiction

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has studied the neural pathways of addiction and believes that we've got to protec...

Katherine Bindley

The Scary Truth About Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents

If you have teenagers, you may have established a system to keep them out of your liquor cabinet or wine fridge. But experts are now saying you should...

Potent Legal Drug Grows In Popularity Among High School Students

Posted 08.04.2011 | Education

A potent drug known as "spice" is being sold to high school students across the country, ABC News reports. "Spice," also known as "K2" or "legal mari...