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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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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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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…

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Prescription Drugs VS. Street Drugs: What Are The Dangers?

When it comes to teen drug abuse, parents are understandably worried. In addition to the drugs themselves, you are concerned about the unsafe situations that often go with them. The “drug scene” changes over time, with some drugs gaining popularity with teens and college students, new drugs being invented, along with new ways to do…

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The Most Addictive Prescription Drugs

Prescription medications help people deal with pain and treat a wide range of medical conditions. They can be highly effective when used properly and per physician recommendations. When abused, taken improperly, or used in ways other than prescribed, prescription drugs can become addictive. What’s worse, they have the potential for producing dangerous adverse medical effects,…

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Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Teen prescription drug abuse is often attractive to teenagers over illicit drugs. Because these drugs are allowed under a doctor’s guidance, many teenagers are lulled into a false sense of security that the drugs are actually safe. However, these medications are offered under a doctor’s direction for a reason. When taken too long or in…

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Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

As long as a patient uses Xanax as their doctor prescribes, they should not encounter problems. It’s the doctor’s responsibility to make sure the patient is getting the proper dosage. However, the moment someone goes off prescription or starts using Xanax as a recreational user, they run the risk of developing a severe substance abuse.…

a teen wonders how long does vicodin stay in your system

How Long Does Vicodin Stay in Your System?

How long does Vicodin stay in your system? This brand name drug contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone to relieve pain. However, it can lead to substance abuse and addiction. Understanding how long it stays in your system is important when seeking treatment. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month First, it’s important to remember that December was National…

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Are Teens Part of the Opioid Epidemic?

The opioid epidemic is something that the United States continues to battle. Each year, thousands upon thousands of people are dying from opioids of various kinds. As a parent, you may wonder if teens are part of this epidemic, and the current data is surprising. We find that as the epidemic continues without losing any…