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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…

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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…

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How Long Does Percocet Stay In Your System?

Usually, out of fear of an upcoming drug test or to avoid their drug use being discovered in other ways, teens may wonder, “How long does Percocet stay in your system?” This question also arises when you worry about accidental overdose or interactions with other drugs or alcohol. Percocet contains oxycodone, one of the most…

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Can Heroin Withdrawal Kill You?

Getting clean is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. However, it’s not easy, as anyone who’s suffered from painful withdrawal symptoms knows. If you’re trying to overcome heroin addiction, asking, “Can heroin withdrawal kill you?” is a valid question. Find out the real answer so that you…

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Codeine vs Hydrocodone: Which Is More Dangerous?

In discussions of the opioids codeine vs. hydrocodone, which is the more dangerous drug? Before breaking that down, it’s important to understand that both drugs have abuse potential. This may surprise you if you know that they’re prescription medications. However, even medicine that a doctor prescribes carries some risk, and knowing how to use it…