"Legal" But Deadly Drug Abuse In Teens

By |2011-05-03T14:58:17-06:00May 3rd, 2011|Substance Abuse|

Since thousands upon thousands of everyday substances can, in adequate dosages, cause an altered mental, emotional, or physical state, it’s impossible to catalogue all of them. It’s also impossible for parents or law enforcement to entirely stay ahead of, monitor, or regulate the use of these dangerous alternatives to illegal drugs and alcohol. Nonetheless, parents and others concerned with the safety of young people do well to understand trends in the use of legal and easily accessed intoxicants. Information can help parents and others detect dangerous substance abuse and, just as importantly, engage their teen with accurate information and informed concern.

THE CHOKING GAME

By |2011-04-15T15:41:47-06:00April 15th, 2011|Substance Abuse|

One study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, found 65 YouTube videos featured the the choking game in a single month, with over 279,000 collective views. While there was no clear causative link found between the videos and an increase in game participation, these videos may lead to normalization of the behavior, increasing the likelihood of new participants.

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