#Teen Substance Abuse

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Music Festivals
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: Five Tips for Siblings of Addicted Teens
Substance Abuse

Five Helpful Tips for Siblings of Addicted Teens

Living in a household with a brother or sister who is suffering from addiction can be a stressful experience for anyone, particularly another young person. In addition to the normal, sometimes confusing aspects of growing up, the siblings of addicted teens may face an unstable environment that is not of their own making. It is […]

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: 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: Substance Abuse Statistics
Substance Abuse

Teen Substance Abuse Statistics

Drug and alcohol use in teens runs rampant in this country, and often the parents of the afflicted teens are completely unaware. It’s downright scary to look at teen substance abuse statistics in the United States. Read on to find out what’s going on, then decide for yourself if it’s worth taking a very careful […]

Newport Academy Substance Abuse Resources: Teen Marijuana Addiction Facts Myths
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Teen Marijuana Addiction Facts and Myths

Teen Marijuana Facts First of all, there are teen marijuana facts and myths that confuse parents struggling to figure out what is happening with their teens. Many parents and teens believe that marijuana is not addictive. Few develop severe physical withdrawal symptoms, but most who abuse marijuana will become emotionally and psychologically dependent upon the […]