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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…

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Side Effects of Vyvanse

Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. When taken in small doses, Vyvanse can be effective. However, like all psychoactive drugs, Vyvanse can be misused and overused. If you believe that Vyvanse use is causing harmful side effects, a good drug treatment program can help you build the skills…

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How Many Teens Have Access to Adderall Without a Prescription?

Adderall is often safely prescribed for patients with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are other conditions for which this medication is often helpful, such as narcolepsy, depression, and chronic fatigue. But when Adderall is abused by individuals seeking a mood boost or enhanced alertness, Adderall’s side effects can be…

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Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

You can’t open the newspaper or the Internet without seeing stories about prescription medication dependence and addiction. It has, unfortunately, reached epidemic levels. In the middle of the problem, we find teens becoming addicted to their anxiety medications or picking up painkillers on the streets. Therefore, one of the only ways a parent can really…

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Are Teens More Vulnerable to Nicotine Addiction?

Are Teens More Vulnerable to Nicotine Addiction? A recent study found that more than 3,000 teens under 18 have try their first cigarette every day in the United States. And even more alarming: the harmful impact nicotine addiction can have on teenagers. Nicotine is an incredibly addictive drug found in tobacco products such as cigarettes,…

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Recognizing Signs of Adderall Addiction

Amphetamine is a powerful stimulant that can lead to addiction if taken outside of a doctor’s recommendation. Adderall is a brand-name version of amphetamine prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy. Although this Schedule II drug may boost focus and alertness at first, it can also cause anxiety, obsession, and social deficiencies. One of the reasons Adderall…

THC Edibles

Dangers of THC Edibles

Foods and snacks developed with cannabis are known as edibles. They can be used for medical and recreational purposes. It is important for people to only take the prescribed dose. For those with teens engaging in marijuana edibles and with the signs of addiction, it is critical to seek help. At Destinations for Teens, there…

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How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your Saliva?

Heroin comes with a high risk of overdose, and drug interactions can increase the hazards of taking this powerful drug. You might want to know how long the substance stays in your system so that you can resume other medications or seek a job after completing a rehab program. How long does heroin stay in…