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Students aren’t afraid to talk about their choices to use alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs.

Nearly 7% of high schoolers abuse one of the three substances during the school day, according to Columbia University’s National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

Their peers aren’t surprise. 86% of teens polled in a phone interview said they know a classmate that’s abusing drugs during the day.

The findings were released in the center’s annual back to school survey.

 

Nearly half the students say they know someone who deals drugs at school, and 6 out of 10 say that drugs are easy to obtain on campus.

The top four drugs commonly abused according to the survey were marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine, and ecstasy.

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Peer Pressure is a big factor.

The survey indicates that more teens are seeing imagery, thanks to social media, that entices them to drink. The teens say they are encouraged to party after seeing photos and videos of classmates drinking, high, or passed out.

This is a reason why parents need to be as involved in their child’s social media, as their child is. Kids do not fear posting comments about alcohol or marijuana on facebook or twitter.

It’s everywhere.

And parents who think this problem is pervasive in the public school system better open their eyes.

The survey indicates that private schools also have a massive drug problem, and it is rising dramatically.

In 2011, 36% of private school students said their school was “drug-infected.”

Fast forward a year, and that figure is now 54%, a 50-percent gain year to year.

Teen drug use appears to be a very obvious case of monkey see, monkey do.

Teens are more likely to use drugs when their parents either use, or are laid back regarding drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.

Teens who say they’ve been left alone overnight – almost 30% of those surveyed – are about twice as likely to have used alcohol or marijuana and almost three times more likely to have tried tobacco than teens who’ve never been left alone at night.

If there ever was a time for parents to get more involved with their teens, now is that time.

Parents need to be aware of what their children are doing.

They also have access to tools like the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit that can help detect this drug use.

Catching it early, can make the difference between teens who experiment, and teens who become addicts.

For more information on the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit, and where you can find one for your family, CLICK HERE.

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New Jersey 101.5 Radio station is airing a 5 part series all this week on the teen drug crisis in that state.

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And while you may not live in New Jersey, the numbers will open your eyes to the problem that is growing in America.

You can read the first installment of the series from Stacy Proebstle by clicking HERE.

 

Olympic fever is about to sweep across the globe.

The Unites States women’s soccer team kicks off it’s run for a gold medal Wednesday morning.

These world class athletes should be admired for their dedication to health and fitness, and their commitment to a a drug free life style.

The arrival of the Summer Olympic Games presents parents with the perfect time to discuss teen drug use.

This is a time, when the family sits around to watch some of their favorite sports like swimming, gymnastics, and track and field.

Parents can point out to their children, regardless if they are 8 or 18-years-old, that these athletes are the result of living a life dedicated to being drug-free, and focusing on grueling exercise and very healthy diet.

All of these athletes you see during the two week period undergo multiples drug screens.

Maybe it’s time parents pledge to help keep their children drug free with the gold medal of home drug testing, the Teensavers Home Drug Test kit.

The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit was made specifically for families, and the kits drug testing combinations are set to treatment trends. Buy the right test for your teen, the 3-panel, 5-panel, and 7-panel drug test detect the popular drug choices for teens.

The 7-panel drug test is the most comprehensive drug test for families.

It tests for marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, opiates, oxycodone, and benzodiazepines.

For a list of the retailers that carry the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit, click here.

Teensavers wanted to alert you to a heartbreaking story this morning in the Daily Herald that hopefully will open your eyes to the growing teen and young adult drug problem here in America.

Chelsea Laliberte’s reveals her struggle with her brother’s addiction, and it how it spiraled out of control until it took his life.

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She made desperate pleas to her family that her brother Alex was using more than alcohol and marijuana. They didn’t listen.

Now she’s on a mission to alert parents about the growing heroin problem in the suburbs and how listening to siblings can make a big difference.

Siblings can be key in catching experimentation before it becomes addiction. There are many who won’t speak up, but the ones who do, should be listened to.

A recent study shows that alcohol is more of a gateway drug than marijuana, which is very troubling. Numerous teens drink and many parents dismiss it as a rite of passage.

But when drinking at 13 or 14, evolves into marijuana use at 14 and 15, teens often begin to get curious about other substances before they even graduate high school.

Parents need to have frequent conversations with their teens about all kinds of drugs, from alcohol and mairjuana, to cocaine and heroin. Kids are abusing pills, and once addicted to opiates, the often turn to heroin.

Some use amphetamines or methamphetamine to get that high, and others use club drugs like ecstasy, thinking it’s a safer alternative to alcohol.

Teensavers Home drug Tests can detect all of these substances up to 72 hours. Parents would be wise to keep one on hand.

It empowers teens to say no, when asked by their friends to do drugs.   40% say they try for the first time, because they didn’t know how to reject the peer pressure.

 

We are not even through the month of July yet and many parents are already starting to think about back to school supplies.

In fact recently, I noticed that 75% of the supplies had been purchased at my local big box retailer.

Some schools begin the first week of August, while others don’t go back until after Labor Day.

The typical list for moms and dads consists of pens, pencils, erasers, glue, markers, maybe even a protractor.

But there’s one item that parents may want to consider this summer as they prepare to start a new school year.

After all, parents are gearing up their kids for all of those “A” grades right?

So back to school shopping needs to go beyond what goes in the back pack.

That includes shoes, and clothing, eyeglasses, and it means even getting much needed daily medications filled like inhalers for kids that suffer from asthma.

One item that is also a good back to school product for parents to consider is a Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

Afterall, in addition to your children forgetting some basic math and history principles over the summer, they may also have experimented with drugs.

SAMHSA just released a study that revealed that June and July are the top two months where teens try drugs for the first time.

Year round, about 4,000 children try drugs for the first time every day. 2,500 of them are abusing pills.

Don’t send your child to school with a budding drug problem.

You send them in new clothes, new shoes, and with new supplies to start off a successful school year.

Why send them to school this 2012 with a hidden problem.

Detecting the experimentation could make the difference in that curiosity, becoming an addiction.

Start the school year right with Teensavers by your side.

Whether you’re testing a loved one or yourself, we know that some people are uncomfortable walking into their neighborhood pharmacy and picking up an item like a home drug test kit.

Walgreens.com offers the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit privately, and reliably, and you can have one in your home within days of ordering online.

The next time you need to buy or check prices on Teensavers Home Drug Tests online, look no further than Walgreens online store at Walgreens.com.

Click HERE to make a quick and private purchase.

 

How familiar are you with the bath salts craze?

The number of bath salts related illnesses treated in the emergency room has skyrocketed from 300 in 2010 to more than 6000 in 2011.

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The data comes from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Many people have only recently heard of the synthetic drugs after the Causeway Cannibal attack.

The drug is traditionally made from a combination of of three drugs – Mephedrone, 3,4 methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and Methylone.

Users of bath salts, which can be injected, snorted, inhaled or swallowed, oftentimes report sever paranoia, hallucinations, psychosis, violence and a lack of physical pain.

Temporary bans have been created to stop the sale of the products, but chemists are altering the chemical compounds to continue to sell the materials.

However, whenever any of the drugs in the mixture becomes outlawed in a state or by the federal government, producers simply replace said chemical with a similar one.

Teensavers wants to salute a teen that is talking about something that many teens want hidden.

But one is telling it like it is. He says forget the paperwork that says that his school is a clean school and that random searches of students are effective.

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Christopher Steil, 17, a junior at Minnechaug Regional High in Wilbraham, MA, says that drugs are everywhere.

He tells Masslive.com that the amount of drugs available to kids there is unbelievable, and that students can score marijuana, cocaine, LSD, and ecstasy.

Steil says that the drugs are sold in parks and bathrooms on campus, and that kids know to keep drugs out of their lockers and cars, instead carrying them in their pockets and backpacks.

One quote that was telling was that Steil says prior to attending Minnechaug Regional in 09, he had not heard of half the drugs being sold on campus. Now he says, “I am surrounded by them.”

School officials dispute Steil’s claims, and other students say that the drug problem at that campus is no different than drug issues at other schools.

For the complete store on masslive.com click HERE.

This is the time for all parents of high schoolers to consider the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.

The kit can screen for popular drugs like heroin and marijuana. It can also detect ecstasy and cocaine. More importantly it can tell if your teen is abusing prescription drugs, which are now the second most preferred drugs by teens to marijuana.

 

If you are thinking about drug testing your teen you are not alone. 

 

Question: I’m thinking about drug testing my teen. Where can I get a Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit?

Answer: You can buy it at Rite-Aid stores and online at CVS.com, Walgreens.com, Amazon.com and Drugstore.com

Click here for an easy access to the Rite-Aid store locator or our other retailers’ online shopping carts.

Have a question about the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit? Call 949-754-0440 or email at support@myteensavers.com

Teensavers came across the release from Tufts University which points out why parents need to monitor what their kids do and how they can help them make better choices.

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Here is the press release from Tufts University.

Mothers who use marijuana as teens—long before having children—may put their future children at a higher risk of drug abuse, new research suggests.

Researchers in the Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology section at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine conducted a study to determine the transgenerational effects of cannabinoid exposure in adolescent female rats. For three days, adolescent rats were administered the cannabinoid receptor agonist WIN-55, 212-2, a drug that has similar effects in the brain as THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. After this brief exposure, they remained untreated until being mated in adulthood.

The male offspring of the female rats were then measured against a control group for a preference between chambers that were paired with either saline or morphine. The rats with mothers who had adolescent exposure to WIN-55,212-2 were significantly more likely to opt for the morphine-paired chamber than those with mothers who abstained. The results suggest that these animals had an increased preference for opiate drugs.

The study was published in the Journal of Psychopharmocology and funded by the National Institutes of Health.

“Our main interest lies in determining whether substances commonly used during adolescence can induce behavioral and neurochemical changes that may then influence the development of future generations,” said Research Assistant Professor John J. Byrnes, the study’s lead author, “We acknowledge that we are using rodent models, which may not fully translate to the human condition. Nevertheless, the results suggest that maternal drug use, even prior to pregnancy, can impact future offspring.”

Byrnes added that much research is needed before a definitive connection is made between adolescent drug use and possible effects on future children.

The study builds on earlier findings by the Tufts group, most notably a study published last year in Behavioral Brain Research by Assistant Professor Elizabeth Byrnes that morphine use as adolescent rats induces changes similar to those observed in the present study.

Other investigators in the field have previously reported that cannabinoid exposure during pregnancy (in both rats and humans) can affect offspring development, including impairment of cognitive function, and increased risk of depression and anxiety.

Byrnes JJ, Johnson NL, Schenk ME, Byrnes EM. Cannabinoid exposure in adolescent female rats induces transgenerational effects on morphine conditioned place preference in male offspring [published online ahead of print April 15 2012]. J Psychopharmacol, 2012. DOI: 10.1177/0269881112443745

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About the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Founded in 1978 in North Grafton, Mass., Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is internationally esteemed for academic programs that impact society and the practice of veterinary medicine; three hospitals and two clinics that combined log more than 80,000 animal cases each year; and groundbreaking research that benefits animal, public, and environmental health.