Tag Archive: Benzodiazepine

Citing the competition between students, more college coeds are turning to drugs to help them study.

Drug use is part of the college experience.

It can’t be stopped, and most make it through the stupidity just fine.

Others develop addictions, being a life-long battle with drugs, or die from the experimentation that they first start between the ages of 18-22.

Benzos, barbiturates, and opiates are popular for teens. Detect them easily in 3-minutes.

But now we are seeing information from a survey from Hillsdale College shows that 15% use study drugs that aren’t prescribed to them.

In a survey conducted by The Collegian, 72 of 477 students admitted to using someone else’s prescription for a drug such as Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, or Concerta at least once.

If they are using drugs to get through finals week, or a rough period with numerous term papers due, what are they doing when the stress is behind them?

Do they use different drugs to unwind when they weather the storm?

There is no legitimate reasoning for taking drugs prescribed to another person.

If you are a parent of college students, you need to reinforce the message that drugs are bad, regardless of the reason that you are taking them.

Making the grade should require popping a pill.

They were homeless and hooked on heroin, and at ages 17 and 18, they were begging for help.


The Denver Post has a story this morning about two brothers who were tired of living lives as heroin addicts. They took the typical path of most younger heroin abusers. They had an addiction to painkillers. They had legitimate injuries which provided them the painkillers, but shortly after, the McCorkle brothers were abusing as many as 50 pills a day each.

The article points out the crossover many opiate addicts make. They typically pay $5 or more a pill. At 50 a day, they were looking at a $250 a day habit. Heroin costs about $65 a day.

When addicts can’t steal it or beg for it for free, they have to pay for it. And they will turn to anything that gets them high for less money. It’s a vicious path for painkiller addicts.

Parents need to read their story. It’s a great lesson on how this works. At one point these boys loved their outdoor activities and were living the clean life. But then they took that downward spiral.

Luckily they realized they were at rock bottom. And they did something about it.

Read more of their story by clicking HERE.

We are reaching out to our readers, followers, and friends. In the days of the Like button, retweets, and forwarding to our friends, we could use a helping hand.

We put this information out because of our determination to keep kids and their families drug-free. Teensavers founder Steve Stahovich has a long history of performing interventions and treating families and patients across the globe.

His mission is to eliminate the pain for families similar to the pain he caused his family as an addict. Steve battled addiction before getting help. Once clean, he set a new goal of helping people. He spent years running the largest treatment center in the country. There, he consulted families about the drug addict in their lives. Many times, they asked him how they could have prevented these teen addictions.

Steve created the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit to help families privately address their suspicions. The test is a tool that can be used in the home, and just having the box on the counter can make kids think twice about ever trying drugs.

Steve’s drive isn’t to get rich selling drug tests. His purpose is to educate families about what lurks in their schools and communities. Too many parents are naive about the drug cultures around their kids. The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits don’t test for bath salts, but again, it’s not about the almighty dollar. He is insistent that we alert parents about these toxic chemicals that can kill our kids on the first try.

He is passionate about the surging prescription abuse problem. The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit has comprehensive screens for opiates, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, and Oxycodone.

We appreciate the followers and the friends who like our posts, and both support and interact with us on our Facebook page. We are hoping that if you find our information useful, that you take the time to leave us a comment, like our postings, and like our Facebook page.   We also appreciate that you spread the word on your blog, facebook page, or favorite social media tool about us.

Click on the big blue button here to take you to our page. We appreciate every single person that supports a drug-free world. And if you need a home drug test kit for someone in your family, click HERE:

A new study SAMHSA study shines a light on the rising abuse of pills specifically Benzodiazepines.

are a class of central nervous system depressant drugs that are
commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, and seizure disorders.1
They were introduced in the late 1950s to replace barbiturates and
other drugs that often had unwanted side effects, including a high
addiction potential. It was not until almost 30 years later that the
potential of benzodiazepines for abuse and dependence was recognized.

are often abused in combination with alcohol or other drugs
(particularly opiates) to enhance or lengthen the high provided by the
other substances or to offset their adverse effects. However, the abuse of benzodiazepines in combination with other substances can have severe and sometimes fatal consequences.

the 10 year growth of usage seems small, the indicators that more
people are being treated for abusing the pills is alarming.

Parenting Coach, Tim Chapman, says the report is consistent with what
he’s seeing in his patients.  “With the rise in the marijuana culture
because of medicinal marijuana, parents have focused on marijuana
usage.   But the real danger, that typically goes unmentioned, are
prescription drugs.   Children have no problem experimenting with pills
like Xanax and Valuium.     Unfortunately, especially when it comes to
the opiates, as soon as the pills run out, users turn to heroin and
other street drugs.”

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) study found that admissions for treatment of benzodiazepine
abuse among patients 12 and older rose from 22,400 in 1998 to 60,200 a
decade later. Benzodiazepine-related admissions accounted for 3.2
percent of all substance abuse admissions in 2008, compared with 1.3
percent in 1998.

The report also highlights that almost all
benzodiazepine admissions (95 percent) reported abuse of another
substance in addition to abuse of benzodiazepines: 82.1 percent reported
primary abuse of another substance with secondary abuse of
benzodiazepines, and 12.9 percent reported primary abuse of
benzodiazepines with secondary abuse of another substance.

A  comprehensive 12-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit screens for
Benzodiaepines, along with opiates, marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, PCP,
Amphetamines, Methamphetamine, Barbiturates, Methodone, Oxycodone, and
Tricyclic Antidepressants.





Perhaps the best thing to ease the mind, is an answer to your question.

Many parents ponder if their child is drinking or using drugs, but few seek the answer.

A Teensavers 12-panel home drug test kit detects the major substances used by teens.   Remember 2500 children try drugs for the first time every day.

Wouldn’t you like to know for sure?

The Teensavers home drug test screens for marijuana, heroin and other opiates, cocaine, PCP, amphetamines, methamphetamines, MDMA (ecstasy), Benzodiazapines, Barbiturates, Oxycodone, methadone, and tricyclic acids.

YOU can get one by clicking on the box.   Your purchase is confidential.

Los Angeles tried to do the right thing.

The County Department of Health tried to take a proactive stance in the wake of a teen’s death.     A 15-year-old girl died last summer during the Electric Daisy Festival at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.     The Dept. of Health put out a release earlier this week, giving people who attend raves, a “to-do” list on how to best treat your body, while using the illegal drug.     Dennis Romero, with the LaWeekly broke the story.   You can read it, and see a photo of the “warning” here.

Many immediately questioned the logic behind what appeared to be an endorsement of Ecstasy use at Los Angeles raves.       It certainly did not attempt to dissuade people from using  Ecstasy.   In fact, it gave guidelines how to best ride the wave of the Ecstasy use.

These tips included, periodic resting, drinking lots of water, and keeping an eye on your friends.

But LA, which tried to do the right thing, is already making changes.   It appears the criticism was too much.   FoxNews says that LA will take a much stronger stance against the drug use.   You can read their full story here:

Los Angeles County tried to do what was best for a crowd of teens and young adults, who most definitely will be using drugs at raves.     It cannot stop the attendees from using drugs, but the county tried to inform first time drug takers.   As a parent, you’d hope that the 15-year-old who died, was not a long-time Ecstasy user.     But as many say in the drug treatment field, all it takes is one time to overdose.

This is a message for parents who allow their kids to attend these all night events.    A Teensavers home drug test kit. You cannot be with your child every step of the way.   But you can ask questions, and demand answers.   And if you are not satisfied, you can drug test your child.      A 12-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit tests for Ecstasy (MDMA), as well as cocaine, marijuana, PCP, Meth, Amphetamines, Benzodiazapines, Baribiturates, Oxycodone, Methadone, TCA’s, and Opiates.

Isn’t $40 worth the peace of mind, that your child is not using drugs?