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How Long Does Vicodin Stay in Your System?

Vicodin, which contains hydrocodone, is a powerful opiate often prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain. However, many people also illegally use Vicodin to get high. Teens participate in pill parties and doctor shopping to get Vicodin, which provides a calming effect. According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, one in five teens has…

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What to Expect During Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine is a stimulating drug that makes teen users feel excited and ready to conquer the world. However, when the high ends, teens are left rushing to fill the void. In time, this can lead to cocaine use disorder that can truly disrupt your teen’s life. Identifying the signs of cocaine withdrawal symptoms can be…

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How to Respond to an Overdose

An overdose happens when high amounts of drugs shut down the body’s essential systems. They can cause brain damage, comas, seizures, and even death. Whether an overdose is accidental, intentional, or some combination of the two, immediate medical attention is required. What are Overdose Symptoms? The drug that your teen has used will determine the…

a teen goes through heroin withdrawal

Can Heroin Withdrawal Kill You?

Becoming sober is one of the best accomplishments you can ever achieve. However, it’s not easy. Anyone who has suffered from painful heroin withdrawal symptoms knows the struggles associated with overcoming addiction. And one of the greatest questions asked: “can heroin withdrawal kill you?” The short answer is no. The longer response: seek help. Destinations…

a teen goes through cocaine withdrawal

Helping a Friend Through Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is popular amongst teens. Many teen users feel a sense of energy and confidence, while others like that it also works as an appetite suppressant. However, the initial stimulation associated with cocaine does not outweigh its danger. Cocaine is an addictive drug. Many people who began using cocaine as…

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Detox Medications

Substance abuse disorders impact more than 10% of Americans ages 12 or older. Drug and alcohol use is still common among teens and high schoolers, with more than half of all high schoolers experimenting with alcohol and/or marijuana within the past year. Substances like marijuana and alcohol can lead to physical and psychological addiction, while prescription medications…