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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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Discussing the Dangers of Drug Use with Your Child

Your teenage child has reached a particularly difficult stage in life. They have to go to school each day and make friends, establish an identity, and decide what things they love and what they do not enjoy. They have to do all of this while they are still learning about themselves, and feeling immense pressure…

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Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drug Abuse

Teens are especially vulnerable to drug abuse and addiction because of peer pressure. Often they also lack the understanding of the consequences. Thus, teens go overboard with drinking and drugs. As a parent, you need to understand the warning signs and symptoms of drug abuse. Destinations for Teens can help identify issues. If you notice…

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5 Ways Addicts Get Prescription Drugs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription painkiller abuse has reached epidemic levels. More than 50 million people have used prescription drugs for a reason other than what they are medically prescribed for at least once in their lifetimes, reports the National Institute on Drug Abuse. If those statistics aren’t alarming enough,…