Substance Abuse

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Substance Abuse

Is Vaping a Gateway Drug for Teens?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Vaping has become more and more popular among teens and adults. First advertised as a safe substitute for smoking, vaping has since rapidly grown in popularity. Moreover, vaping is used […]

Substance Abuse

Signs of Alcoholism in Teens

Reading Time: 3 minutes Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a negative pattern of alcohol use leading to a wide range of life problems. Moreover, signs of alcoholism include tolerance (needing to drink […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teen Alcohol Poisoning
Substance Abuse

The Scary Truth About Teen Alcohol Poisoning

Reading Time: 6 minutes About Teen Alcohol Poisoning Consuming alcohol significantly alters mood, behavior, and neuropsychological functioning. That’s why many people turn to alcohol as a way to relax, escape, or socialize. But drinking […]

Newport Academy Substance abuse Resources: marijuana paraphernalia
Substance Abuse

Recognizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

Reading Time: 4 minutes According to federal laws, it is illegal for teens to possess marijuana paraphernalia. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, a component of the US Department of Justice, “The term […]

Newport Academy Resources Substance Abuse: signs of teenage drug use
Substance Abuse

Signs Your Teenager is on Drugs

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recognizing the tell-tale signs your teenager is on drugs can help save adolescents’ lives. Given the severity of the national drug abuse epidemic and the concerns around drug use in […]