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Drug and alcohol abuse is increasing throughout the United States among adolescents, young people and adults. Substance use and addiction aren't the only problems concerning drug use and dependency. Alcohol and drug abuse affects every person and every area of our lives throughout the world.

Every day there's substance use issues that hit the headlines or make the evening news. Unfortunately no matter how many tragedies take place associated with drug and alcohol abuse, the use of these substances continues. New stories associated with drug and alcohol use can be helpful as well. We can only hope this is a way of making people aware of the dangers and consequences of substance use, and possibly open someone's eyes about their own use of drugs or alcohol and their need for help.

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Abusing Prescription Painkillers Eventually Just Isn't Enough Anymore

1-800-315-2391  |  June 18th

Abusing Prescription Painkillers Eventually Just Isn't Enough Anymore

Not only are prescription painkillers becoming popular among many teens and young adults who want to get high while partying with their friends, but they're leading to other drug use for a lot of people. Pain pills like Oxycodone, Vicodin and Percocet are common pain medications that people are abusing today and users are becoming dependent on them very easily....  |  Read more

 
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Talk With Your Kids about Prescription Drug Abuse Before They Reach Their Teens

1-800-315-2391  |  May 21st

Talk With Your Kids about Prescription Drug Abuse Before They Reach Their Teens

A lot of parents don't really start talking to their kids about prescription drug abuse until they're in their later teens but today because they're so commonly abused, it's important that the discussion about substance abuse starts much earlier. It's hard to imagine that our children can be introduced to painkillers and other drugs of abuse at such a young age, sometimes even in grade school, but sadly it happens all of the time....  |  Read more

 
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Information for Parents About Synthetic Bath Salts That are Still Being Abused Today

1-800-315-2391  |  April 16th

Information for Parents About Synthetic Bath Salts That are Still Being Abused Today

A lot of adolescents and young people today are still experimenting with synthetic bath salts and there are parents that may still be unaware that the dangerous stimulant drug even exists. The type of bath salts that people are using contains man-made chemicals that stimulate a person mentally and physically but also causes serious side effects as well....  |  Read more

 
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Prescription Drugs Frequently Abused Today

1-800-315-2391  |  March 5th

Prescription Drugs Frequently Abused Today

Did you know that in 2010 there were around 16 million people who used prescription drugs but not for medical reasons? Today there are different kinds of prescription medications abused which include stimulants, opioids, depressants and drugs that contain morphine. A break-down of some of the prescription drugs that are frequently abused and misused most often include the following:...  |  Read more

 
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Inhaling (Huffing) Chemical Vapors Can Cause Heart Failure

1-800-315-2391  |  February 21st

Inhaling (Huffing) Chemical Vapors Can Cause Heart Failure

Even though there are very serious health related risks associated with huffing inhalants, many adolescents and young adults today are sniffing toxic fumes from solvents and aerosol sprays for the intoxicating high they receive....  |  Read more

 
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Common Date Rape Drugs

1-800-315-2391  |  January 16th

Common Date Rape Drugs

Do you know what date rape drugs are? Date rape drugs are used with the intensions of sexually assaulting an innocent victim. Several drugs fall into this category and when they're used for sexual intentions they're usually slipped into a person's drink when they're not looking. Date rape drugs are dangerous and very powerful substances and because there isn't any smell, taste or color, they go un-noticed in an innocent victims drink....  |  Read more