Teen Drug Abuse Articles

Teens and Medication

If you are taking any kind of medication, it might be annoying to have your parents constantly checking up on you, but this is only because they really want you to get better. If you are in charge of taking your medication on your own, it is important to appreciate what a huge responsibility this [...]

Teens and Juvenile Crime

Teens can be helpful and active in their communities, but they can also be the perpetrators or victims of crime. Teens who always follow the lead of peers may be particularly vulnerable to becoming embroiled in criminal activity because they might fall in with the wrong crowd and get talked into committing crimes along with [...]

Teens and Tobacco

Tobacco use is a serious problem in today’s world. Smoking is illegal for teens younger than 18 years old, but with cigarettes readily available, it is not unusual for teens to smoke tobacco. Tobacco use is often seen as socially acceptable. You probably know someone close to you, whether it is a family member or [...]

Teens and Counselor Advice

Facing mental problems is a difficult challenge for teens. If you do not feel comfortable discussing problems with your parents, visiting a counselor is another option. Counselors are trained professionals who can help you cope with educational issues, social and relationships concerns, and mental problems in your life. This article addresses several topics related to [...]

How To Get Clean from Drugs and Alcohol

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During the teenage years, the pressures to participate in drug and alcohol abuse are at their highest. Statistics from recent studies reveal that 27% of teens misuse some drug each month. These misused drugs include marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, and ecstasy, as well as prescription and over the counter medicines. Perhaps the worst part of it [...]

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Breaking the Cycle of Teen Drug Addiction

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Parents face a number of challenges trying to raise happy, healthy children in the 21st century.   Chief among their concerns is the specter of drug abuse and drug addiction.  Mothers and fathers of children who have just entered their teens need to talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol.   Unfortunately, those parents who are [...]

Drugs and Alcohol Alternatives for Teens

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There are many reasons people turn to drugs, but almost all of them can be satisfied with other activities. Drugs cause so many problems and damage to a person’s health that it’s a good idea to look for other ways to satisfy the needs that draw us towards drugs in the first place. Why do [...]

More Abuse and Addiction Resources

Do you have more questions about alcohol and specific drugs? Do you have unanswered questions about other abuses and addictions? If so, check out some of the resources below. Alcohol Screening Facility Search Find Help in your area with this online database of over 11,000 nationwide drug and alcohol abouse treatment facilities. Child Help USA [...]

Parent Help for Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Home Drug Test Kit – Urine Home Drug Test Kit – Hair Order our FDA approved home drug tests to find out if your teen is doing drugs. Is Your Teen on Drugs? Know the signs and symptoms of teen drug abuse and what you can do to help. Is Your Teen Abusing Alcohol? Know [...]

Is Your Teen on Drugs?

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As parents, we like to think that our kids are smart enough and have been raised well enough to stay away from bad trends like drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately, even children raised in perfect homes will be faced with decisions and temptations. And sometimes, they do give in. Do you know what to look for [...]

Teen Addiction News and Information

Nicotine Spray Beats Gum, Lozenges Spritzing your mouth with a nicotine spray could dull craving far quicker than popping a nicotine lozenge or chewing gum. Join Together Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:47:50 EDT University of Florida the Latest College to Ban Smoking Beginning July 1, smoking and use of other tobacco products will be prohibited [...]

How to Get Sober

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Realizing that you have a drinking problem is the first step to getting sober, but it’s a long path to sobriety. While it’s not an easy one, it is very much worth it, because once you realize that you no longer need alcohol to survive it opens up a whole new world for you to [...]

Over The Counter (OTC) and Prescription Drug Abuse

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When we talk about teen drug abuse these days, often it doesn’t refer to the common street drugs, like coke and acid. Instead, many teens have turned to over the counter (OTC) drugs and prescription medications to feed their addictions. In 2005, more than 2 million teens used prescription drugs to get high, indicating a [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Methamphetamines

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Meth, or Methamphetamine, is a pretty popular drug for hardcore users. You may also hear it referred to as “ice”, “crank”, “speed”, or “uppers” on the street. It is a very addictive drug and is actually stronger than crack, making it a very dangerous drug to try, even just once. Meth comes in several forms, [...]

Crack Cocaine: What It Is and Why It’s Addictive

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Crack is a form of cocaine that can be smoked or dissolved in water and injected. The body reacts faster and gets a more intense high from this form compared to the powder form, particularly if the drug is injected. Crack is actually more addictive because the high doesn’t last very long. While more intense, [...]

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