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Prescription Drugs are Gateway to Heroin

In many cases, teens try prescription drugs and get hooked on the addictive medication. Soon, however, they are unable to afford the high cost of a drug like OxyContin and begin looking for alternatives to reach a similar high. All too often, that alternative is heroin. Compared to prescription drugs, it is cheap and easy…

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Street Names for Common Drugs

If you’re having a hard time keeping up with the many street names for common illegal drugs, you’re not alone. After all, they were created to confuse, divert and otherwise dodge the suspicions of law enforcement, parents and teachers. Some street names have entered the common vocabulary, while countless others remain obscure. Even so, a…

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What Is Kratom and Is It Dangerous?

Kratom is the name of a Southeast Asian species of tropical tree, as well as a drug derived from that tree. The drug has a decades-long history of use in the Southeast Asian region, and it has now begun to appear on U.S. streets. Kratom is not illegal in America, but the Drug Enforcement Administration…