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Codeine vs. Hydrocodone

Codeine and hydrocodone are both opioid medications that doctors commonly prescribe as painkillers. While codeine helps treat mild to moderate pain, hydrocodone can relieve more intense pain. Both drugs can be very addictive and are responsible for more than 41 fatal overdoses daily. Teens may find codeine an easy drug to experiment with since it…

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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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Why Do Teens Drink?

While addressing issues like teen drinking, it’s important to remember that drinking alcohol is socially acceptable. Drinking has been part of the American culture throughout most of its history. The primary reason there are drinking age restrictions is that lawmakers decided anyone handling the effects of alcohol needed a certain level of maturity. So, why…

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Marijuana Use

Marijuana is a popular drug among teens. While some teens use marijuana because they are curious or want to fit in, others use it to deal with their anxiety, depression, or stress. Yet teen marijuana use is nothing to ignore. If you believe that the young adult in your life is using marijuana, attending treatment…

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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…

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5 Ways Addicts Get Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are commonly prescribed to teens to help them deal with pain or concentrate on their schoolwork. While some teens can use drugs without consequences, many are unable to do so. If quitting on their own hasn’t been effective for your child, Destinations for Teens can help. But what happens when teens become addicted…