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What to Expect from Teen Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Teen cocaine addiction treatment can be long and challenging, but the rewards are worth it. With teen cocaine addiction treatment, teens can learn to manage their cravings for the drug and develop healthier coping strategies for dealing with stress and other relapse triggers. At Destinations for Teens, our teen cocaine addiction treatment program is tailored…

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Marijuana Abuse: What Does it Mean to Be Greened Out?

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is becoming increasingly popular among teens. However, teen marijuana use can lead to unhealthy patterns of behavior and even addiction. Teenagers who abuse marijuana are at risk for a condition called greening out, which occurs when someone takes too much marijuana and experiences unpleasant side effects such as vomiting and…

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Is Lean Addictive?

Lean, also known as Purple Drank or lean drink, is a beverage made from lean syrup mixed with soda and hard candy. It has recently gained popularity among teenagers due to its sweet taste and purported effects, including relaxation, calming nerves, and improved mental clarity. While lean may provide a temporary respite for teens, it…

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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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Are Opioids Dangerous?

Did you know that almost 75% of drug overdoses in 2020 were associated with opioids? It’s true, according to the Center for Disease Control. It’s no secret that teens are drawn to the calming, euphoric feeling associated with opioids. Whether teens misuse prescription pain relievers such as Vicodin or abuse illegal substances such as heroin,…

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What Are Opioids?

Opioids—drugs that are natural or synthetic—are popular amongst teens. Whether they are using prescription drugs such as OxyContin or illegal substances such as heroin, opioids offer the ability to feel pleasure when a teen is confronted with stress. According to the National Center For Drug Abuse Statistics, 2.3% of adolescents between 12 and 17 have…

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Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

Marijuana use is quite controversial. While some people believe that the mind-altering drug is not addictive, others argue that it is indeed. But one thing is certain—teen marijuana use is something to watch. Survey results show that marijuana is more likely to be used by 82% of high school seniors than cigarettes. More results show…

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

Did you know that marijuana is the second most popular drug in the United States? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), marijuana use disorder is one of the most prominent mind-altering drugs. And for teens, the statistics are even more startling. SAMHSA reports that 3.1 million teens between 12 and 17 used…

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5 Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin use disorder may be less prevalent amongst teens than in previous years, but its use can lead to lifelong struggles and, in some cases, death. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), less than one percent of teens have reported using heroin. Nonetheless, heroin use is rising—especially for people aged…