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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.

Most people do not know very much about methamphetamine production and use, and the PhillyBurbs article is a good quick study on the drug and the culture of the people who use it.

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.

 

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More information on the busted heroin operation that was serving New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said authorities arrested 15 people and seized three kilograms of bulk heroin worth more than $300,000 wholesale.

Authorities also netted nearly 500 bricks of the drug that were ready for resale and could fetch upward of $1 million.

The network operated out of a series of heroin mills and stash houses in Paterson, Chiesa said.

Police called this a sophisticated operation.

Freelance writer Sari Harrar has had a series of pieces for the Philadelphia Inquirer this week about adolescents and opiates.

Today’s story may be the most powerful.

She talks with Justina McIntyre about losing her son Ronnie Powell.

McIntyre went on to create the “One Life, Once Chance” group.

Please read the story by clicking HERE.

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.

There are many people out there that believe “legalize drugs and let them sell to all the washed up junkies out there.”

The problem is a lot of times, the buyers of these drugs are promising young minds; high school and college students who have their paths to a successful future derailed by drugs.

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Agents in Philadelphia filed charges against 25 people accused of trafficking of prescription pills, cocaine and marijuana in the greater Philadelphia area, including at least three dealers accused of selling prescription pills on and around university campuses in the area.

This is two dozen more pushers who are off the streets. Others presumably will step in and take the place, as someone is always looking to make that profit off of drugs.

That operation was netting $4,000 a week, but had it continued, it would have continued to grow.