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Is it Possible to Become Addicted to Marijuana?

Marijuana use is increasing among teens, and it’s important to understand the risks. While marijuana isn’t considered as addictive as other substances, some people may still develop an addiction to this increasingly legal substance. If you or a loved one are struggling with dependence on marijuana, there is help available—contact Destinations for Teens at 877.466.0620

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Is Vicodin Addictive?

Vicodin is a powerful narcotic medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is comprised of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. These medicines can both be highly addictive substances. As such, Vicodin can be very dangerous when misused or taken for longer than prescribed. Vicodin addiction is common in most ages. If a teen you love…

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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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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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How to Talk to Your Teen About Avoiding Party Drugs

Some teenagers love to party and have fun with their friends. For some teens, the ability to socialize with peers is enough of an adrenaline rush. But for others, there is a need to use party drugs such as ecstasy, ketamine, or methamphetamine. Unfortunately, using party drugs even once can result in severe consequences for…

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How Does Cocaine Affect Adolescent Brains?

Abusing cocaine can impact teen users in many ways. Consistent use will lead to addiction causing teens to struggle with the physical and psychological impact of dependency. While many long-term users experience changes to their brain, cocaine effects in adolescents are much greater than in adults as the brain is still developing. As a result,…

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5 Benefits of Teen Cocaine Addiction Treatment

There are many challenges associated with fighting a cocaine use disorder. On the one hand, teens are battling the urge and withdrawal symptoms associated with using. And on the other hand, they are struggling with managing the emotional triggers that led them to begin using cocaine frequently. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,…

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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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What to Expect During Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine is a stimulating drug that makes teen users feel excited and ready to conquer the world. However, when the high ends, teens are left rushing to fill the void. In time, this can lead to cocaine use disorder that can truly disrupt your teen’s life. Identifying the signs of cocaine withdrawal symptoms can be…

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Teen Cocaine Abuse: Everything You Need to Know

Cocaine is a popular stimulant drug. Teens often discover the drug at parties and other social events. Others use cocaine to increase productivity. However, continued cocaine use—whether at a party or to work longer—will lead to a substance use disorder.  The danger in experimentation is that it often leads to substance use disorder. A cocaine…