Archive for September, 2012


When  you tell a parent that their child could be using drugs, or know someone on drugs, it usually falls on deaf ears.

“Not my kid.”

“Not our schools.”

“Not in our community.”

These three phrases are some of the common responses you get.

Parents don’t want to believe that their child, or a child that they know could be abusing prescription drugs, because they visualize a “strung out junkie” when you refer to opiate abusers.

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But these so-called junkies aren’t long haired, dirty, recluses, who barely make it to school. These kids who are popping pills are school are high school athletes, popular kids, and straight A students.

A police officer in the Houston, Texas area just finished an undercover operation that spanned two years. And the revealed her discoveries to TV station KHOU.

She was on campus and in the classroom the day 16 kids were sickened by prescription drug use. 8 were hospitalized, and paramedics treated another 8 at school.

“There were several kids in my classes, you know, passing the pills and selling them, giving them to each other. Whenever they had consumed them, they were just falling down the stairs, falling out of their seats,” said the officer.

Along with pills, she said cocaine was very popular on high school campuses. Marijuana was the drug of choice, and prevalent, at middle schools.

To watch KHOU’s story, click HERE.

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We hear enough about drug and alcohol abusers in show business.  We see their failures on TMZ.com

The Teensavers team thinks it is time to highlight those tv, music, and movie stars who have given up the bottle and/or drugs.

We recently posted an article about Bradley Cooper, and just a few minutes ago, we posted an article regarding Neil Young’s newfound sobriety.

Now, I came across this tweet from Janine Turner, most famous from her work on Northern Exposure.

Today, she becomes the first of our spotlighted celebs in our new column “Stars of sobriety.”

Turner now has a radio show based out of Philadelphia. She is also outspoken political commentator. Today we now salute Turner, whose bio says she turned to hope and faith to triumph with her alcoholism two decades ago.

He spent 40 years rocking in a free world.

Now Neil Young is trying something different. He is rockin in a drug free world.

Young has written a new book about his life and he spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about his new sobriety from alcohol and pot.

The article highlights some of the passages in the book, including these thoughts from Young, “The straighter I am, the more alert I am, the less I know myself and the harder it is to recognize myself. I need a little grounding in something and I am looking for it everywhere.”

Read the rest of the Rollig Stone article by clicking here.

The OC Register’s OC Mom’s section has a story on the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit, and founder Steve Stahovich.

It highlights Steve’s unfortunate background as a teen addict, but then his much more fortunate background in the treatment field, and his mission today to help families detect early drug use.

A “Parent Tested, Parent Approved” award winner, the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit not only helps detect drug use, but can help guide families during the difficult times with its’ parental support guide.

The parental support guide, written by America’s Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, provides parents with emotional support on how to talk to their children, the signs to look for, and what to do after a preliminary positive result.

Click HERE to read the OC Register’s article and click HERE for information on the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

She could just be sitting pretty, while attending some promotion as the reigning Miss Michigan 2012.

But as Wayandotte Patch shows us, Angela Vendetti is using her position as a pageant winner, to keep kids away from drugs.

Vendetti unfortunately has lost people she knows to prescription drug abuse and a heroin overdose.

Read the story about her efforts by clicking HERE.

Teensavers wanted to pass along an article today from the Associated Post’s Pauline Jelinek is opening eyes on the pill and alcohol abuse in our military.

Among the scariest statistics, 20 percent of active-duty service members reported they engaged in heavy drinking in 2008, the latest year for which data was available. (Heavy drinking was defined as five or more drinks a day as a regular practice.)

While rates of both illicit and prescription drug abuse are low, the rate of medication misuse is rising. Just 2 percent of active-duty personnel reported misusing prescription drugs in 2002 compared with 11 percent in 2008.

For more information on this study on the men and women serving our country, click HERE.

Opiate addicts typically start with prescription drugs. They can move on to heroin, if they’re addiction is severe. Others addicts will use methadone.

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The Duluth New Tribune has a story today about a young man and his methadone use.

He explains just how easy it is for methadone to end up on the streets, and the price sellers are asking.

Click here for the story.

If you live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a drug-free coalition needs your help with a CONFIDENTIAL survey.

The group Drugfree Tuscaloosa is conducting a community survey to learn more about the drug and alcohol related problems in the community.

The findings of this survey will aide Drugfree Tuscaloosa in the analysis of substance abuse issues facing our community.

The survey is completely anonymous!

If you live in Tuscaloosa, please take 5 minutes and provide them with a little bit of your experiences by clicking HERE.

The Hollywood Reporter has information on a charity film event on September 28th, put on by Primary Purposes Productions.

The three film screening aims to counter all of the alcohol and drug use glorified on the silver screen.

The event is will be held at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, at a fundraiser for the Midnight Mission.

This is exactly what our community needs. With so much negative imagery featuring drugs and alcohol glamorized in movies and TV, it’s good to see the flip side of the coin.

For more information on the event, click on this link to the Hollywood Reporter.

KNSD, NBC 7/39 in San Diego is reporting that El Cajon will send out notices to more than 100 shopts in the community warning them about the sales of synthetic drugs like spice and bath salts.

According to the station, The El Cajon Police Department along with Communities Against Substance Abuse (CASA) and the Neighborhood Market Association will deliver the letters to El Cajon businesses asking them to stop selling the psychoactive drugs known as “Spice” – a synthetic marijuana — and “Bath Salts,” a powdery stimulant.

Read more from KNSD’s website by clicking HERE.