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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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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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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…

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Physical Effects of Teen Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an opioid that destroys devastates communities across the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost two percent of adolescents 12 and older have experimented with heroin. When teens use heroin, they experience a euphoric high followed by deep relaxation and sleepiness. However, the physical effects of teen…

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Marijuana Use

Marijuana is a popular drug among teens. While some teens use marijuana because they are curious or want to fit in, others use it to deal with their anxiety, depression, or stress. Yet teen marijuana use is nothing to ignore. If you believe that the young adult in your life is using marijuana, attending treatment…

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How to Respond to an Overdose

An overdose happens when high amounts of drugs shut down the body’s essential systems. They can cause brain damage, comas, seizures, and even death. Whether an overdose is accidental, intentional, or some combination of the two, immediate medical attention is required. What are Overdose Symptoms? The drug that your teen has used will determine the…

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Helping a Friend Through Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that is popular amongst teens. Many teen users feel a sense of energy and confidence, while others like that it also works as an appetite suppressant. However, the initial stimulation associated with cocaine does not outweigh its danger. Cocaine is an addictive drug. Many people who began using cocaine as…

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Adderall Misuse and Abuse in Teens

Staying focused isn’t easy in today’s world. The prospect of getting into a good college and, in some cases, getting scholarships can cause some teens to use stimulants such as Adderall to improve their alertness. But what happens when that one-time use becomes an ongoing need? Destinations for Teens provides comprehensive Adderall addiction treatment for…

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Signs That a Friend Has Overdosed

Teen drug use often begins at a party or an event. In time, drug use will become an act that helps addicted teens numb their pain. However, one of the biggest dangers of substance use disorder is overdosing. Destinations for Teens provides comprehensive substance use disorder treatment to support young adults who need to end…