Our Mission: Prevention and Early Intervention of Teenage Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Caffeine and sugar packed energy drinks another ‘high’

April 16th, 2015

Energy drinks fuelling rise in bad behaviour in schools, warn teachers

By SARAH CASSIDY

Caffeine-packed energy drinks are fuelling a rise in bad behaviour in the classroom as youngsters consume excessive amounts of these “readily available legal highs” that could even encourage use of illegal drugs, campaigners will warn on Monday.

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Find out the latest in research about the effects of teen binge drinking

April 15th, 2015

Study defines brain and behavioral effects of teen binge drinking

By: National Institutes of Health

Adolescent binge drinking can disrupt gene regulation and brain development in ways that promote anxiety and excessive drinking behaviors that can persist into adulthood, according to a new study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. A report of the study, conducted in animals by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, appears online in the journal Neurobiology of Disease.

“These findings are an important contribution to our understanding of the alcohol-induced brain changes that make alcohol problems in adulthood more likely among young people who abuse alcohol,” said NIAAA Director George F. Koob, Ph.D.

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Top 5 extreme drugs – harmful, scray, crazy – and deadly

April 14th, 2015

Top 5 Craziest Drugs. These drugs are insane and they make you do crazy things + they destroy your body from the inside out. Very harmful, let this video be a good warning!

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It’s prom season – help prevent underage drinking and potential dangers

April 13th, 2015

Help prevent underage drinking on prom night

The Times

 

Have you bought the dress?

Rented the tux?

Ordered the flowers?

Talked to your son or daughter about the dangers of alcohol on prom night?

While the first three actions are top priority for prom-goers, the last should take precedence for their parents.

Current statistics are difficult to pinpoint, but past National Highway Traffic Safety Administration studies have found more than one-third of youth under the age of 21 killed in alcohol-related crashes died during prom and graduation season.

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Worrying about your child with liquid alcohol – now there’s Palcohol – a powered alcohol

April 12th, 2015

Drugs aren’t going away

By Rachel Matthews

There is a simple truth about drugs that should make recent U.S. approval of powdered alcohol scary to everyone.

That truth is: once you invent a drug, it is hard to make it go away.

A year ago this month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau rescinded approval of Palcohol, powdered alcohol that comes in a packet, calling the approval an error. The substance that was potentially a new worry for parents, treatment counselors, teachers, police and the general public then disappeared from the spotlight. Goodbye and good riddance.

But the company said it would resubmit because, apparently, it was the labelling, rather than the powdered booze, that was the cause of the snafu.

And today, it’s back.

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How far can understanding and acceptance take your child?

April 11th, 2015

Understanding is the first step to acceptance and only with acceptance can there be recovery.   -J.K. Rowling



Prescription task force starting with kindergartners

April 10th, 2015

… Eberdt said, “Once the dialogue has been opened at home, there’s a 70 percent less chance that when they get older in middle school and high school and are exposed to the misuse of prescription drugs intentionally that they’ll be less likely to do that.”

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An Adolescent Intoxication Decree (A.I.D.) helps intoxicated teens get home

April 9th, 2015

What is an Adolescent Intoxication Designee (A.I.D.)? They could save your child

By Gary Levine

You’ve heard all of the statistics.  You’ve watched the horrific videos. You’ve discussed driving under the influence with your teen driver.  So, you’ve done all that you can do…yes?

According to M.A.D.D., “10.3 million people reported driving under the influence of illicit drugs” just in the 2011 calendar year alone.  Additionally, “29.1 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol” during 2012.

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Molly, not a cute name – molly is E, ecstasy

April 8th, 2015

What’s The Danger With Molly?

The club drug MDMA, which gives you that “love everyone around you” feeling .

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Synthetic drugs are NOT safer – could be deadly

April 7th, 2015

The very real dangers of fake drug

By Kate Wheeling

Grant Hobson was the latest teenager from Texas’ fast-growing Montgomery County to fall victim to synthetic LSD; shortly after the chemical-laden stamp touched his tongue, the 16-year-old was brain-dead. A string of similar tragedies has led the county to push back against the emerging epidemic, with local law enforcement investigating the source of the deadly drug. There’s also been increased support for a new bill that would make it easier to regulate the drug state-wide — and punish those pushing it out to the region’s teens. But synthetic acid is really just the tip of the iceberg.

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