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Kids Near Stores More Like To Binge Drink and Drive

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Young People

Parents, or soon-to-be parents, usually consider the safely of their kids when they’re deciding where to live. Primarily, they want to stay away from inner cities, crime and heavily trafficked areas. But there’s one thing they may not consider – the convenience of local stores that sell alcohol. A recent study on alcohol abuse found that more…

Holidays Are Sad for Those Who’ve Lost Their Kids to Drug Addiction

Posted under Addiction Help, Intervention, Young People

Although the holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, those who have lost a family member have a hard time feeling festive. The family gatherings serve as a reminder that someone very important is missing. Unfortunately, it’s not easy even when the person was elderly or had been ill for a long time. But more…

One in Six Kids Use Medicine As Recreational Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Prescription Drugs, Young People

The new National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) monitoring the future survey was released yesterday. It’s a survey of kids in grades 8, 10 & 12 about their drug use. I don’t know how many kids who were asked if they take drugs denied it, but over 15% said they’ve abused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. more…

Woman Drinking at Drug Rehab After Killing Her Kid – What Are Her Chances?

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Rehab, Methadone, Young People

A few months ago a mother who was having a drug party at her house gave her two-year old some methadone to shut her up. The methadone killed her daughter. The judge suspended his 10-year sentence in favor of five years’ probation with the proviso that the woman get addiction help. So, she’s in the treatment more…

Taking Action To Prevent Drug Addiction In Your Kids

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, GHB, Prescription Drugs, Young People

Some parents think they can’t do anything about drugs in schools – and the dangers they pose for their own kids. But taking action can help. Here’s the story of a woman who made a phone call about drug use to a local school. Her suspicions were followed up on, a search was done, and 10 kids more…

Addiction Help – Kids Don't Tell Their Parents About Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Young People

According to a recent survey conducted in England, only 8% of kids would tell their parents if they were taking drugs. That’s pretty scary when you consider that their parents are probably the only people who can and will help them get addiction help if they need it. Advice about preventing drug addiction and abuse more…

Get Immediate Addiction Help If Your Kids Take ANY Drugs

Posted under Addiction Help, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Tranquilizers, Young People

New federal statistics show that teens are using fewer illegal drugs. In 2007 9.5% of the kids used illegal drugs, compared to 11.6% in 2002. However, this may be offset by an increase in prescription drug addiction and abuse – which is now driving as many people to get addiction help as illegal drugs.  The more…

Addiction Help – How Can Colleges Stop Drug Abuse?

Posted under Young People

More and more college students are taking prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin as study aids. Health services at colleges are wondering where the kids are getting the drugs – the prescriptions filled by the on-campus services don’t add up to anywhere near what’s being taken. More and more schools are going to need on-campus addiction more…

Addiction Help Could Restore Your Relationship with Your Kids

Posted under Addiction Help, Maryland, Young People

Tonight I read a review of a play called ‘Runaways’ currently showing in Maryland. A cast of twenty two tell their stories about abuse at home, drug addiction, prostitution and everything else they ran into at home and on the street. Many of these kids really need addiction help, but they have even less chance of more…

Addiction Help Services Could Have Saved the Life of Another Model Kid

Posted under Addiction Help, Drug Addiction, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs, Young People

Here is the heartbreaking story of a man whose 17-year-old son died from a drug overdose. The boy, Harrison, was the model kid. He and his dad had great rapport, they had a great family, but Harrison took a prescription painkiller, the same kind that are in the medicine cabinets of 10s of millions of homes more…

Alcohol Rehab May Be What’s In Store For Children Who Drink Early

Posted under Alcohol, Minnesota, Young People

Drinking alcohol early in life can lead a lot of alcohol-related problems, and set your kids up for future alcohol abuse and need for alcohol rehab. It’s not unusual for the kids of parents who drink to ask for a sip, and giving it to them may seem harmless. But researchers from the University of more…

Drug Rehab: Don’t Hide it From Your Kids, the Truth May Save Their Life

Posted under Drug Rehab, Young People

For the umpteenth time, I’ve just read another article about people protesting a drug rehab facility being opened in their area. I do understand that parents are trying to keep their kids from being exposed to drugs but, really, is this the way to do it? Your kids are going to be exposed to drugs more…

“Addiction” series on HBO stirring controversy

Posted under Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Treatment, Young People

A new documentary series on HBO that has been airing in recent weeks has been creating buzz about the use of medications in the treatment of drug abuse. As we announced a few months ago, this show is actually 9 short films by various directors and many are promoting the use of medications as a more…

10% of kids have tried abusing cough medicines

Posted under Dextro, Young People

Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse continues to spread throughout America. According to some recent surveys though, most parents aren’t aware that ten percent of kids (2.4 million) have tried abusing cough medicines that contain dextromethorphan (DXM). Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) recently launched a new campaign designed to educate communities about how to more…

Alcohol Advertising and College Athletics

Posted under Young People

The American Medical Association (AMA) has been placing targeted ads in college publications asking them to “Stop the Madness” with regards to taking money from the alcohol beverage industry for ads during college athletics. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) responded to the ad by saying that reports show the age of people watching events more…

Do we need more laws to handle underage drinking, or do we teach responsibility?

Posted under Alcohol, Maine, Young People

Approximately 5,000 young people under 21 die each year due to underage drinking. Recent occurrences in several states have lawmakers working to figure out something they can do to help save lives and prevent teenagers and young adults from causing more damage to themselves and others. Some areas have resorted to local ordinances that include more…

Does school-based student drug testing really help?

Posted under Young People

Here’s a heated topic for you – school-based student drug testing. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the home of the Nation’s Drug Czar, continues to push for random testing in schools for illicit substances. There are some schools that have implemented drug testing for extra-curricular activities, but some civil liberties more…

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