Posts Tagged ‘Teen Drug Abuse’

The term spice refers to a wide variety of herbal mixtures that produce effects similar to marijuana (cannabis). They are touted as safe, legal alternatives to pot, but they are also labeled “not for human consumption.” Spice is sold under many names, including K2, fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks and others. For several […]

It’s not just an urban drug from the past. Heroin is popping up again, and it’s more dangerous than ever. While drug use among teens isn’t going away anytime soon, heroin had seemed to fade from its all-time grunge high in the early and mid-’90s. Apparently, enough time has passed since the death of Kurt […]

When it comes to teens and drug or alcohol abuse, prevention is possible, but it costs money and now cuts are putting these programs in danger. State and federal funding have been footing the bill for intervention and prevention programs that help kids stop using drugs or never start in the first place, but budget […]

A new study shows adolescents may be less vulnerable to the long-term effects of withdrawal and relapse than those who take drugs as adults. Are kids less vulnerable to long-term effects of drug use than adults? Georgia State University researchers think so. A recent study seems to show that adolescent rats are less vulnerable to […]