Marijuana and Teens

marijuana-teenMarijuana is one of the most common drugs of abuse among teens. A mix of dried pieces of leaves, seeds, stems and flowers, marijuana is usually smoked by teenagers, but it can be ingested in baked goods and other food items as well.

Many parents believe that marijuana use among teens is relatively harmless, a “rite of passage” that many of them say they indulged in and survived without a problem. However, today’s marijuana strands have a much higher amount of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in the drug, as compared to the versions available in the 1970s. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that, on average, today’s marijuana contains almost 10 percent THC.

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Bath Salts Hotline

girls are sniffing cocaine (imitation). isolated on a black background

girls are sniffing cocaine (imitation). isolated on a black background

If you or your loved one are experimented with bath salts, and are having toxic poisoning and violent reaction to it, you need to call the Bath Salts Hotline. If you are overdosed, you  need to go to your local emergency room.

According to NIDA, a National Institute on Drug Abuse:

A new resource on “bath salts,” an emerging family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals, is now available on NIDA’s website: drugabuse.gov.  Reports of severe intoxication and dangerous health effects associated with use of bath salts have made these drugs a serious and growing public health and safety issue.

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Foundations Helping Drug Addicts

drugAddictionMainThe foundations that help drug addicts, are the organization that focus on hands on help for families and their loved ones who are struggling with drug or alcohol addictions, or substance abuse problems. The purpose of the foundation is to provide clear guidance and information about drug abuse and addiction. The foundations is more then a support group, but a place to find healing, understanding, support for a successful recovery process. Most foundations consists of people who once in their life time had battled their own drug or alcohol addiction problems, and now are dedicating their life to serve others. Many of the former addicts had received and earned their addiction specialists certification, to be able to help those in need, as well as become their mentors.

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