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Archive for 2017

Help For Parents Dealing With Teenage PCP Use

Phencyclidine or PCP is often used in conjunction with cigarette smoking and while this isn’t one of the most prevalent drugs used by teens, even short-term use can have devastating long-term effects. This article will help parents recognize PCP use, understand its dangers and know what to expect if their child is using. Sign and Symptoms…

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Most Commonly Abused Substances and the Dangers That They Bring

Substance abuse continues to plague so many countries and affect so many lives. In the United States alone, it has cost over $750 million, caused several crimes, lowered work productivity, and increased healthcare demands. The damage brought about by commonly abused substances goes beyond a financial perspective – it has also contributed to serious health…

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Help For Parents Dealing With Teenage Ecstasy Use

Whether you know it as Molly, MDMA, or Ecstasy, this illicit substance has caught the interest of millions of drug users and is especially popular with late teen, early twenties aged members of the rave scene. In this article, we will delve into important information about Ecstasy, including alarming facts about this controversial drug and…

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Everything You Need To Know About Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine is an extremely powerful addictive stimulant substance that is made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Its effect can be useful as a local anesthetic for surgery. However, it has become labelled as an illegal drug mainly due to the rise in notoriety of cocaine abuse. What is Cocaine?…

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Effects and Dangers of Amphetamine Abuse

There are various kinds of drugs that continue to get circulated in the streets, and one of them is amphetamine. This particular substance is a potent central nervous system stimulant that has the ability to affect the brains and nerves. It can be used as treatment for obesity, narcolepsy, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).…

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Teenage Drug Use: Statistics and Prevention

Overburdening homework, sleepless nights and the desire for a thriving social life are only a few reasons why teenagers turn to drugs. Adolescent drug use offers the illusion of authority; in reality, substance abuse is a distraction from having adult responsibilities. Drug dependency among teens is the result of poor coping mechanisms and a weak…

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