Substance Abuse

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Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Hospitalizations Among Teens for Opioid Poisonings Increase
Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Hospitalizations Among Teens for Opioid Poisonings Increase, Study Shows

One Teen’s Story of Becoming Addicted to Prescription Painkillers. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed a scary reason why teens are ending up in the ER: overdoses from prescription and illicit drugs, specifically opioids and heroin. Prescription opioids are substances that ease discomfort. They do this by “attaching to the opioid receptors in […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Shocking Stats Teen Drinking Epidemic
Substance Abuse

Shocking Stats on the Teen Drinking Epidemic

The teenage years are often filled with risky behaviors and feelings of invincibility. These two characteristics tend to create a sense of unease in parents of adolescents. Though these risky behaviors take many different forms, one of the most common is binge drinking. The National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse defines binge drinking as the […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teens Reality Prescription Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse

Teens and the Reality of Prescription Drug Abuse

When most people think of teens and drug abuse, they conjure up thoughts of cocaine, heroin, MDMA, and other illegal drugs at raging high school parties. The truth about teens and drug abuse, however, is quite a different one. Some of the drugs most commonly abused by teens are, in fact, prescription drugs. What is […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: States Fight Fake ID Use For Underage Drinking
Substance Abuse

States Fight Fake ID Use and Underage Drinking

Recent studies have found that approximately 33 percent of college students are carrying a fake ID. Some see this as a pandemic problem, while others view it more as a rite of passage. However, New York is taking steps to make using a fake ID more difficult in the coming years. The Empire State is […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Link Between High School Dropout Rates Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse

Link Between High School Dropout Rates and Substance Abuse

In the United States, one out of seven high school students drops out before they make it to graduation day. This is an alarming statistic in this day and age where a college degree barely guarantees a future income that can support a family. Perhaps not surprisingly, a new report from the Substance Abuse and […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teen Heroin Use Addiction Rise in Suburbia
Substance Abuse

Teen Heroin Use and Addiction Continue to Rise in Suburbia

First of all, a trend has been growing over the last few years in suburban America. Teen heroin use is on the rise. Most people think of heroin addiction as a problem relegated to the inner cities. But the prescription drug epidemic has pulled heroin out of the urban sector and into suburbia. Therefore, parents must […]