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Why Is Vicodin Dangerous for Teens?

Vicodin is an opioid that doctors prescribe for pain treatment. However, Vicodin, like other opioids, is highly addictive, and its use is popular amongst teens. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 1.6 million people in the United States abuse opioids. When a teen engages in Vicodin misuse, they…

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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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The Pressure to Be Perfect Is Leading to Adderall Abuse

Hyperactivity and impulse control are two challenges presented to children and young adults who need to remain focused in school—the solution: Adderall. Adderall is a prescription used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy by stimulating the brain and nerves. However, many young adults misuse Adderall, even buying the medication from others without a prescription—leading some young…

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Is My Teen Abusing Xanax?

Xanax is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety disorders. Also known as benzodiazepine, it is dangerous and very addictive because it creates an intense feeling of euphoria. A recent survey found that one in five users of benzodiazepine is misusing the drug. What makes it worse? It is available to teens, who often use…

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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…