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Prom Night & Teen Drinking: The Facts

High school prom is a milestone in the life of nearly every American teenager. Unfortunately, prom night drinking typically occurs in tandem with this special event. For many teens, prom may be the first time they ever drink alcohol, or the first time they binge drink and get truly drunk. Prom may also be the…

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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…

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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.…

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DMT Abuse in Teens

In terms of substance abuse, teen statistics show that many young people are trying more different types of drugs than ever before. Among these is one called DMT, an abbreviation for dimethyltriptamine. This isn’t exactly a new drug, as it is a natural compound that has been used by natives of the Amazon region for…