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Information on drug facts, support, take action, proper disposal....

Hidden in Plain Sight

Strengthen your detective skills as a parent.

Search this teen’s room for clues that might indicate drug or alcohol use.
Power to the Parent’s Hidden in Plain Sight room provides parents with clues from a teen’s bedroom to help them determine whether their child might be experimenting with or using drugs or alcohol.    Can you find all 33 items?
 

Get Smart About Drugs
Drug related slang terms
Above the Influence

Fact is that while you’re a teen (and even into your early 20’s!), you’re still growing and developing, and drug abuse during these years in particular can have a lasting impact. Another fact to consider: the brain is much more vulnerable to addiction during these years. 90% of Americans with a substance abuse problem started smoking, drinking or using other drugs before age 18.

Adderall- Facts and Support

If you don’t really need to take it, Adderall side effects can be very serious, because it is technically an amphetamine, a dangerous type of drug for anyone to abuse.
Although very rare, an overdose of Adderall can cause cardiac issues, stroke and death.
The most common side effects people experience when abusing Adderall are not life-threatening. That said, there other side effects that are dangerous and demand immediate medical attention.

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Loud- refers to marijuana- The I 'pot' loud is fairly obvious... so the Loud alone just refers to marijuana. 

DEA- Drug Paraphernalia

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DrugDead Videos

DrugDead.org is a product of the anger,  frustration, and sadness over the long-running addiction problem that has plagued most of this country for the last two generations or so.  Despite advances in technology, communication, etc. as well as an enormous expansion in the powers of law enforcement at governmental, state, and community levels,  drugs continue to pollute our communities and homes and kill us at unprecedented levels.  

Pacifier

Pacifiers and lollipops are used to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching when high on Ecstasy/ MDMA/ Molly.

Heroin addict's descent into hell

Kevin is a heroin addict who lives in an underpass in downtown Chicago. He talked to a documentary photography about why addiction is 'the most selfish act'.

Marijuana -Fatal Car Crashes Happen More Often Than Usual on 4/20, Study Finds

Normalizing pot use among kids -- which is what happens when brands hitch their wagons to 4/20 -- poses real health risks to kids. You can lecture about how bad pot is for growing brains and try to get kids to wait as long as possible to try it -- and that may work. But also consider helping kids think critically about the content they see online. Asking questions and seeing where they lead may make 4/20 and the brands that support it not look so groovy after all.

(TIME)  April 20, also known as “420,” is a day popular with many marijuanasmokers who see it as a “national holiday” of sorts and celebrate by getting high. The term “420” originated in the 1970s with a group of California high schoolers who would regularly meet after school at 4:20 p.m. to smoke weed.

Power to the Parent

Power to the Parent is here to empower you, to give you the hardcore facts, strategies and information, and to help you get through to your teens. Together we can do this.
Teenagers have their whole life ahead of them. Education and career. Friends and family. One wonderful chapter after another.  As parents, there is nothing in our own lives that we will ever do that is as important as making sure our kids have the chance to make that journey.
Spanish version  http://www.poderparalospadres.org/

Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain
Talk Before You Take

“Talk Before You Take”—a simple message that conveys the importance of talking about the benefits and risks of prescribed medications before a prescription is written and filled.  

Unlikely face of US heroin epidemic
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