Teens are constantly inventing new and more dangerous ways to take risks. Unless parents work hard to stay informed and aware of teen culture, one can get left behind. Conversely, in-the-know parents can help teens think through and avoid risky and potentially life-threatening behavior. With that in mind, here are a few of the ways teens are abusing substances in order to “get wasted” these days.
When a young person leaves for college, the focus is often, for both parents and the student, on academics and social life. Parents and teens may both wonder if the student is ready to navigate difficult academic requirements and manage studies in the face of new freedoms related to social relationships.
Non-medical prescription drug use is a serious problem in the United States. While drug use often conjures up associations like dark alleys and abandoned buildings, the reality may be less obvious but just as dangerous. Many drug users are finding what they need in family medicine cabinets, in the form of prescription painkillers.
College is often seen as a time of exploration. Students seek out opportunities to develop their interests, often stumbling across a new type of science or art that ignites a new career. The exploration also extends to other parts of life, with students trying alcohol or other substances.
The prescription drug, Adderall has been in high demand lately and children with ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are the ones really suffering, according to an online post at Top News. Evidently, there are lots of college aged students that are accused of causing the shortages because they are using the drug to increase their focus and grasping capabilities.
On college campuses across the country, students have been turning to Adderall, a drug that is usually prescribed for attention-deficit disorders, to help them stay awake and focused for studying and taking tests. However, prescription stimulants like Adderall can be very dangerous when used inappropriately. When combined with alcohol, the drugs can be deadly.