Substance Abuse

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Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Music Festivals
Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Music Festivals and Drug Use: Why Teens Are At Risk

by Jamison Monroe, Jr.  Music festivals can be fun and exciting for teens. But they can also be dangerous and even deadly. Music festivals bring with them a host of risky activities associated with festival culture. Many of these activities are particularly attractive to teenagers—specifically drugs. While big summertime gatherings like Lollapalooza and Coachella are […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teen Alcohol Poisoning
Substance Abuse

The Scary Truth About Teen Alcohol Poisoning

Facts About Teen Alcohol Poisoning Teen alcohol poisoning is a real and frightening danger for college and high school students. According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the most dangerous causes of alcohol poisoning is binge drinking. Because teenagers consume 90 percent of their alcohol during binge drinking, they are at greater risk of alcohol […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teen Underage Drinking
Substance Abuse

Why Underage Drinking Is So Dangerous for Teens

Teenage alcohol use is a serious and ongoing problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most frequently used substance among teens, and alcohol intoxication can result in injury, health issues, and even death. When a teen under the age of 21 imbibes alcohol, this is known as underage drinking. Teen alcohol statistics show that [...]
Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources Teen Drug Use Hero
Substance Abuse

10 Facts About Teen Drug Abuse

Substance abuse in teens is an ongoing reality in the United States. Close to 5 million American adolescents suffer from a substance abuse or alcohol use disorder. Here are 10 facts you might not know about teenage drug abuse. 1. Nearly half of college students use illicit drugs. Teen drug use is common among college [...]
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 […]