Drug Abuse and How It Affects Your Child’s Brain Development

While pregnant, women take extra precautions in order to protect the baby growing inside of them. Prenatal exposure to harmful substances puts the fetus in danger of developmental defects. Fetal brain development is particularly complex and vulnerable to every specific damage from maternal drug abuse depending on the timing, dosage and frequency of drug exposure. …

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College Students Found Likely to Share or Sell Prescribed Medication

When people share their prescription meds with others, surely is it no big deal? What could be so wrong about say, a college student helping a roommate who’s having difficulty concentrating by offering his/her own prescription meds? The intention is to help the other cope and survive the moment. It’s actually quite a sweet gesture, …

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#1 Danger for Your Teenager: Prescription Drug Abuse

#1 Danger for Your Teenager: Prescription Drug Abuse Teenagers today are looking for even more ways to get a little bit high. Often, peer pressure, curiosity and to get away from strong hormonal emotions that they go through can lead to drug abuse. The number one danger for teenagers today is actually prescription drug abuse. …

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How to Secure Your Prescription Drugs from Your Teenagers Possible Use and Prevent Them from Selling Them

How to Secure Your Prescription Drugs from Your Teenagers Possible Use and Prevent Them from Selling Them Unfortunately, the newest crazy drug use is prescription drugs for pain killers, heart medication and others. This means that if you are using prescription drugs for a medical condition, you are at risk. Not only that but your …

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Most Common Drug Slangs used by Teenagers to Hide from Parents

       Be Wise – Most Common Drug Slangs used by Teenagers to Hide from Parents Like it or not, teenagers have a hidden world from adults and it has existed for centuries. Teenagers are especially good at coming up with new terms or slang words for a variety of different drug substances. Having …

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Preventing Teenage Drug Abuse With Drug Testing: A Guide for Parents

INTRODUCTIONThe failure to protect our children from drug use and addiction is unacceptable. When we hear about the three most common causes of death for teenagers — accidents, homicides, and suicides — all too often drugs and alcohol have contributed to these untimely deaths. The fact that adolescents generally do not conceal illnesses or ailments …

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History of Hair Drug Testing

Over the years, drug abuse has increased manifold. With this arises the need for drug testing at various levels. Consequently, several methodologies have been developed to trace the drug abuse. Interestingly, along with the development of such testing techniques, some "genius bozos" have developed various counter techniques to "fool" the classical testing procedures, forcing the …

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