THC Edibles

Dangers of THC Edibles

Foods and snacks developed with cannabis are known as edibles. They can be used for medical and recreational purposes. It is important for people to only take the prescribed dose. For those with teens engaging in marijuana edibles and with the signs of addiction, it is critical to seek help. At Destinations for Teens, there…

Common Street Drugs

Common Drug Street Names

Drug slang changes often. Drug street names tend to be one of the most effective ways for teens to hide what they are doing and using in text messages and conversations with friends. As a parent, it is helpful to understand all of these drug nicknames to fully understand what’s happening. For many teens using…

Teen Abusing Cough Medicine

Cough Medicine Abuse

Many parents don’t recognize the signs of cough medicine abuse in their teens. Yet, as one of the most accessible types of drugs that can cause a high, it is something teens seek out. Often called sizzurp or purple drank, this type of use can create addiction as well as addictive tendencies that follow a…

Teen Experiencing Negative Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Dangers of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as Spice, fake weed, Kronic, or K2, are addictive substances that are not derived from naturally occurring cannabis. With the growing legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, addiction to these human-made chemicals is on the rise. Unfortunately, due to variances in chemical ingredients and concentrations from batch to batch, synthetic cannabinoids…

Cough Syrup Lean Drink

What Is Lean?

Adding cough syrup to a beverage turns it into lean, also known as syrup or purple drink. Cough syrup contains codeine, which gets broken down into morphine when it reaches the liver. Like any opioid, lean is highly addictive for many people due to its ability to relieve pain and provide a sense of euphoria.…

Teens Partying under influence of party drugs

3 of the Most Dangerous Party Drugs

Young people love to have a good time. Sometimes they’ll go to extremes — by introducing drugs that they think will help them have a better time by intensifying the experience. But these substances, known as party drugs, have dark effects that can alter the course of someone’s life. Party drugs act powerfully on the…

teen wearing hoodies against chain link fence seriously considering heroin

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your Saliva?

Heroin comes with a high risk of overdose, and drug interactions can increase the hazards of taking this powerful drug. You might want to know how long the substance stays in your system so that you can resume other medications or seek a job after completing a rehab program. How long does heroin stay in…

girl sitting next to window wondering about percocet

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…

parents talking to teen son about substance abuse

3 Ways to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Abuse

Substance abuse does not discriminate. It can affect anyone. It does not matter your age or your gender, you can develop an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Teens are very delicate individuals who are still developing mentally. This makes them curious about many things, including drugs and alcohol. Parents should talk to their teens about…