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If you didn’t catch last night’s Intervention, it was about a mother who had a severe meth and Oxycontin habit.

Detect Oxycontin use in a 3-minute affordable, reliable, and private Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

And the person she got her drugs from was typically her brother.

While many users may experiment with drugs for the first time with a sibling or loved one, most typically do not continue buying from their siblings.

This is important for parents to look for and recognize especially when they discover that an eldest child of theirs has experimented with drugs.

Sometimes it will completely turn the younger siblings away, and sometimes it may make drug use more attractive or less dangerous to those kids.

If they see that brother or sister is using, and they are carrying on a seemingly normal and functioning life, they may perceive reduced risks with using drugs.

Oftentimes even while using together, sibling will hide their actual drug use, and only admit to a lesser usage.

If you haven’t watched A&E’s Intervention, it’s a powerful show.   It’s worth hiting the DVR record button.

There are a lot of patients with severe alcohol problems. Parents can learn from the interventionist just how significant of a role they play in enabling a young drinker or drug abuser.

You can see the Huffington Post’s recap on Intervention, including a video clip, by clicking HERE.

Gil Kerlikowske, the Director of the White House’s ONDCP has written a column for the Huffington Post talking about the fight to reduce a rising trend of drug overdoses.

Four times as many people die from drugs than they did 20 years ago, and the Obama administration has spend $10 billion dollars on programs in an attempt to curb drug abuse.

The problem is painkillers.

People are addicted to them. Kids pop them like candy.


Kerlikowske also alerts people to the fact that August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.

If people can start learning about the severity of the problem, we can start solving it.

You can read the Director’s post at the Huffington Post by clicking HERE.

We like to bring you articles about the drug trends happening in this country, whether it’s the hot new substance for teens, the big drug bust, or communities dealing with an epidemic.

There’s a great article on the Huffington Post about the drug crisis in America, and how nearly everyone in this country, from politician to parent, is pointing the finger at Mexico.

This is a good read especially as the political season hits full stride. Both campaigns will talk about tightening borders and reinforcing the war on drugs.

But as citizens and parents, we need to clean up our act, and make sure our kids stay clean.

Here is the link to Don Winslow’s article.

Remember, the best way to keep your kids from becoming an addict is to have frequent talks with them about the dangers of drugs, and to use valuable resources like the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit was made for families. It was made to help busy moms and dad, working a full work day, detect the problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

For more information on the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit, click here.

It’s the image ravers hate. They are all a bunch of drug-using mushheads.

Even the LA Weekly took a shot at this blog when Teensavers reminded parents to exercise caution when it comes to teens attending raves. Now Teensavers didn’t allude to the fact that everyone that attends these events are on drugs. The Teensavers teams wanted to remind parents of some of the younger attendees that drugs are used at these events.

While raves are supposed to be 18 and over only crowds, some minors do sneak in. A rave in Los Angeles saw that first hand. At the Electric Daisy Carnival in 2010, a 15-year-old girl died of a drug overdose. LA leaders called for a crackdown.

But not all ravers use drugs. Many go and enjoy the music and the lights and the activity drug free. And some musical acts are outspoken about the linking of music festivals and drug use.

Case in point: The Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Madonna was there to introduce Avicii. Trying to keep herself relevant and hip with the younger crowd, she asked, “how many of you have seen Molly?”

Molly isn’t a singer on the bill. Molly is slang for Ecstasy. And while some of the crowd let out a roar, it didn’t leave everyone in the dance community laughing.

Deadmau5, one of the hottest acts on the planet, didn’t like what Madge had to say. In fact, the star (real name Joel Zimmerman) lashed out at Madonna via his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“Very classy there madonna. “HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???” such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra, Quite the f’n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! fucking cant smack my head hard enough right now.”

The Huffington Post posted an exchange between the musical producer and a fan. You can read it HERE. The fan called him out asking him where he’d be without ecstasy. Zimmerman didn’t skip a beat saying “i’d give up my entire career to remove the fucking rampant stupidity thats plagued my favorite type of music in an INSTANT.”

It’s good to see that some of the popular people in a genre stand up and speak out against drug use. Imagine if we saw the biggest names in TV and movies follow Deadmau5’s lead? It might be refreshing. Instead we still have movie and TV stars who are the poster children for drug use like Seth Rogan and Charlie Sheen.

It certainly would be nice if someone of stature like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came out and say that the Pitts are against pill abuse or heroin is for has-beens. It would be magnificent if Justin Bieber told his millions of fans that drugs will never be cool. Deadmau5 may not be a household name, but to dance fans, he’s well-known.

It’s great to see him relay a positive anti-drug message!