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Adderall Turning A and B Students into Druggies

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Drug Rehab, Ritalin, Young People

Adderall and Ritalin used to be prescribed for the set of symptoms known as ADHD and other so-called learning disorders. Now they’re also used to study. But the students who are taking them – many of whom are the A & B students who want to get good grades – are having to take time out to get addiction help instead of being able to pursue their goals.

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School’s In – And So Are Drugs and Alcohol

Posted under Young People

Summer vacation can be a relief to parents who are worried about their kids being offered drugs and alcohol at school. But school will soon be back in – what can you do to keep your kids from heading toward addiction? more…

Help Keep Your Kids off Drugs and Alcohol

Posted under Codeine, GHB, Marijuana, Young People

Recently, a group of New York high school students participated in a panel called Parent University. The primary purpose is to educate parents on teen use of drugs and alcohol so they can help their kids. The panel consists of two freshmen girls, two senior girls, and two senior guys as well as others from the community. more…

Teachers Need Addiction Help Too – Don’t Let Your Kids Depend on Them

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, GHB, Heroin, Ritalin, Young People

You would think that schools would be a relatively safe place when it comes to drugs and alcohol. At the very least, you would expect that if you can educate and protect your kids from other kids who drink and take drugs, and sell them, you wouldn’t have much to worry about. And if you more…

Prevent the Need for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Help by Educating Your Kids Very Early

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Washington, Young People

Kids who drink a little or take drugs are much more likely to use them as much or even more when they go to university or college. Alcohol, and some drugs, are so acceptable in colleges that they are encouraged by the culture to step things up. As they do so, they’re even more likely more…

Study Drugs: Does This Sound Like Your Daughter?

Posted under Adderall, Addiction Help, Massachusetts, Stimulants

If you’re thinking that all the college kids taking Adderall and other stimulants as study drugs are sincerely trying to get more out of their education, check out the recent statement made by a University of Massachusetts sophomore: “I love Adderall,” she said. “I love it. I can write papers in, like, an hour and more…

Kids Should Get Addiction Help Before Going to College

Posted under Addiction Help, Young People

Matt Stevens, a British soccer player who was due to play in the 2011 World Cup games in New Zealand, was suspended for taking drugs. He’ll get the addicton help he needs, but since his suspension could be for as long as two years, there’s not much hope he’ll be able to play by that time. 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…

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…