#Substance Use Disorder

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Signs Symptoms Teenage Drug Use
Substance Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Teen Drug Use

Parents might know that teens tend to experiment with drugs and alcohol, but they might also believe that it’s something that occurs late in adolescence. The truth is that teenage drug use can begin quite early in life. For example, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry states that the average age of first marijuana […]

Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources: Stimulant Addiction Risk When Healthy Kids Wrongly Prescribed Add Meds
Empowering Teens, Substance Abuse

The Risks of Wrongly Prescribed ADHD Medication

The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among kids and teens is under scrutiny today. Many doctors and treatment professionals are concerned. Is the diagnosis too common? Indeed, many worry that healthy kids are being wrongly prescribed medications. However, the normalized attitude towards the use of stimulant medications is scary. Indeed, many have lost sight of […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Smiles Abuse
Substance Abuse

Abuse of the Drug Smiles

It goes by the street name “Smiles,” but the side effects of abuse of the drug smiles, a psychedelic designer drug, are anything but humorous. Abuse of the Drug Smiles Like Ecstasy, bath salts, and incense, Smiles (also known as 2C-I) is a synthetic street drug that has become popular among teens. The drug is […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Health Issues Heroin Abuse
Substance Abuse

Health Issues of Heroin Abuse

Heroin is a remarkably potent drug, and most teens seem to be well aware of the dangers heroin abuse. In the 2011 Monitoring the Future study, about 60 percent of 12th graders felt that using heroin just once was risky. Find Fast Short-Term Effects Health Problems Withdrawal Risk Of Overdose Treatment Works However, this same […]

Newport Academy Restoring Families Resources: How Consumption Affects Growing Teens
Restoring Families

How Alcohol Consumption Affects a Growing Teen

The teenage years are filled with many milestones. From entering puberty, learning to drive, getting a first job, going on a first date, the list goes on. For many teens, adolescence is also the time when they get drunk for the first time and experiment with illicit drugs. As much as you want to protect […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Overdose Information
Substance Abuse

Overdose Information

One of our greatest fears, as parents, is for the safety of our children. From the time they are infants, we make every effort to protect them. When facing a child’s addiction to drugs or alcohol, we are forced to realize they are in danger of irreversible harm. Overdose is a possibility for anyone who is […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Heroin Abuse
Substance Abuse

Heroin Abuse Signs and Symptoms

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), over 1,600 adolescents were admitted to substance abuse treatment programs in 2007 for heroin. These teens started using heroin when they were about 15 years old. They were about 16 years old when they were admitted to their treatment programs, SAMHSA reports. This means […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Cocaine Abuse
Substance Abuse

Teen Cocaine Abuse

Cocaine abuse is a problem among teens. Many teens abuse the drug for its stimulant properties. Teen rehab may be the best choice if a child is using this dangerous drug. Find Fast How Cocaine Works How Cocaine is Abused Prevalence of Abuse Signs and Symptoms Health Risks Effects of Abuse Parents Can Help Treatment Help […]