Heavy Marijuana Use Can Alter Puberty, Stunt Growth

New findings from a team of Pakistani scientists point to the potential for altered puberty and growth rates in adolescent boys with an addiction to the popular recreational drug marijuana. Researchers and public health officials are well-aware that, compared to adults, teenagers who consume marijuana have substantially higher chances of developing diagnosable symptoms of cannabis…

What Are the Effects of Meth on the Brain?

Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant drug known for its ability to trigger serious addiction. People who use meth undergo a series of short- and long-term changes in their normal brain activity. These changes can alter the behavior of meth users, as well as certain aspects of their basic body function. Fortunately, ongoing abstinence from the…

How Teen Addiction Affects the Family

Statistics on teen drug use are frightening because they show that a lot of young people are experimenting with harmful substances. Not all of these teens will develop an addiction, but many do and the consequences for them and their families are serious. When you have an addicted teen in the family, it impacts everyone.…