90 percent of addictions start in the teen years.
When forced to choose, a majority of parents identify the number one place where it should be permissible to advertise marijuana as "nowhere."
"Heavy" use of marijuana among teens is up 60 percent since 2008.
A majority of parents agree that it should be illegal to provide marijuana to underage children at home and over 80 percent of parents believe "marijuana advertising should still be banned."
Kids who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are significantly less likely to use drugs, yet 20 percent report not getting that benefit.
More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers.
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10 million young people (12 to 29 year olds) in America are in current need of treatment for substance abuse and addiction.
69 percent of teens say they have friends who use marijuana regularly.
More people die from abusing prescription pain relievers than cocaine and heroin combined.
Many drugs are turning up in pills or made to look like popular candy. Experts say it's a disturbing trend every parent needs to be aware of. Talk to your child inform them on how they are being targeted
Fact Sheet: Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs. How many teens are abusing prescription drugs -and why? And what can parents do to prevent this risky behavior? Find answers to these questions and more in this fact sheet. http://www.drugfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Preventing-Teen-Abuse-of-Prescription-Drugs-Fact-Sheet-2draft-Cephalon-sponsored.pdf
Rohypnol (roofies) and GHB are central nervous system depressants. Whether going to a party or on a trip with friends, it is important that everyone be aware of roofies and GHB, how these drugs are used and how to protect yourself. While often associated with alcoholic beverages, these drugs can also be slipped into a non-alcoholic drink. http://www.jacksongov.org/content/5243/7150/7182/default.aspx
Prescription Drug Abuse & Your Kids - More and more teens are turning away from street drugs, but there's an increasing threat that can be found in your family medicine cabinet. http://www.jacksongov.org/content/5243/7150/7155/7180.aspx
Talking To Your Kids About Drugs "Having the "drug talk" with your kids early -- and often -- is the best practice." Teens who learn anti-drug messages at home are 42 percent less likely to use drugs. http://www.jacksongov.org/content/5243/7150/7155/7184.aspx
Get The Facts About Marijuana - Why do people use marijuana? How can I prevent my child from using marijuana? How can I tell if my child has been using marijuana? How does marijuana work? http://www.jacksongov.org/content/5243/7150/7155/7158.aspx
How Drug Dealers Target Our Kids - Without drug users, drug dealers would go out of business. Because they need there to be a demand for the illegal drugs they produce and traffic, dealers are continually looking to attract more "customers" -- to get more people "hooked on their junk." Ecstasy pills made to look like children's chewable vitamins Ecstasy pills made to look like children's chewable vitamins. http://www.jacksongov.org/content/5243/7150/7155/7157.aspx
It's a question just about every parent will ask: "How can I tell if my child is using drugs or alcohol?" Changes in mood or attitudes, including unusual temper outbursts, changes in sleeping habits, hobbies or other interests are common in teens. So, what should you look for? Look for signs of depression, withdrawal, carelessness with grooming or hostility. http://www.jacksongov.org/content/5243/7150/7155/7162.aspx
Make your position clear when it comes to dangerous substances like alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Don't assume that your children know where you stand. http://www.jacksongov.org/content/5243/7150/7155/7184.aspx
Ecstasy - What is it? Ecstasy's medical name is MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine). It is a synthetic, mind-altering drug that acts both as a stimulant and a hallucinogenic. Research shows that many Ecstasy tablets contain a number of other drugs that can be dangerous when combined, including methamphetamine, ketamine, cocaine, DXM and the diet drug ephedrine.
K2 - Synthetic Marijuana - K2 is known as fake pot or fake marijuana and sold with brand names like K2 Blonde, K2 Summit, Spice, Spice Gold, Spice Silver, Spice Diamond, Zohai, Yucatan Fire and Genie and other names. K2 and similar products are made in Korea and China and sold as incense or potpourri. These fake marijuana products can be bought on the internet, smoke shops and found in the incense sections. Store owners have said kids are buying so much that they cannot keep it on the shelve...
Meth or Methamphetamine
PCP (Phencyclidine) - PCP is a "dissociative" drug, distorting perceptions of sight and sound and producing feelings of detachment. Users can experience several unpleasant psychological effects, with symptoms mimicking schizophrenia (delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, extreme anxiety).
Prescription Drugs - The most commonly abused prescription drugs fall into three categories: Painkillers, Depressants and Stimulants