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 […]
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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 […]
It’s not good. To this day, Emma*, 19, can’t step foot in her childhood home without having flashbacks to the most terrifying moment of her life. Three years ago, a loud banging woke her up in the middle of the night. She jumped out of bed, rushed out of her room, and stopped cold with […]
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 […]
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 […]