When it comes to teens and young adult users, marijuana and prescription drugs are the top two commonly abused drugs.
But lurking as another option is methamphetamine.
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Meth has changed structure and compounds over the years, but it remains popular.
One area where law enforcement officers have made big strides against meth production and distribution is in Philadelphia.
And the website Phillyburbs.com has a great article talking about the origins of meth, and who the current meth users and meth producers are.
You may live far from Philadelphia, but automatically write this article off as something not pertaining to your family or your community.
Education and awareness are key. Parents need to be informed on which drugs are popular, what kids call them, and what signs to look for when someone is using and abusing drugs.
As the article indicates, Meth is a popular choice for kids these days. It may not be as accessible as marijuana or painkillers, but kids have shown a liking for it.
An informed parent will make better parenting decisions.