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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.


Twitter can provide a lot of information, and there may be something from Arkansas right now.

Numerous tweets alluded to an apparent mass overdose and drug bust at an Arkansas High School. The students took to twitter to discuss the happenings, and many believed that pills were the cause of the drama.

We will have more details as they surface. This apparently in or near the community of Batesville.

The University of South Carolina is cracking down on drug and alcohol fueled events on or near campus.

School has only been back in session for a few days and already USC is responding to a viral video of an enormous pool party at the Woodlands.

Wistv.com reported that the party featured drinking, fighting, and nudity in their coverage.

Most young adults think that around the clock partying and intoxication are rites of passage for college students.

But we are seeing dozens of young adults die on campus each year from alcohol poisoning or a drug overdose.

That’s the problem.   Partying until you die.

USC’s Director of Student Conduct Alisa Liggett says told the TV station: “Not only have our alcohol offenses increased, but we had a number of student deaths that are accidents related to alcohol.”

Liggett says there were more than 600 alcohol-related fines from 2011-2012, up 15% from the previous year.

It appears the students didn’t worry about a measly $50 fine.

She told WISTV, “It used to be 50, it’s gone up to 250 (dollars for the first offense), a second offense was 100, it’s gone to 350 and the third offense is suspension.”

Teensavers applauds USC for trying to control the problem. Nobody is saying that college kids shouldn’t have fun, but we shouldn’t be losing our kids to an alcohol or drug related death.

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.


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.

A story this morning out of Orlando’s WESH-TV website covers 17 kids who were busted for drinking on a MIDDLE SCHOOL campus.

15 were suspended. The school expelled 2 students.

Apparently one of the kids brought straight alcohol to school in a Gatorade bottle.

The bottle was passed around amongst the students. One parent was mad saying that her daughter didn’t know that the drink her daughter was taking was alcohol.

The comment section was abuzz with comments at the apparent parent’s naivety.

Drinking isn’t a rite of passage, not at 15, 16, 17 or 18. Not at 20. Drinking on campus shows an absolute bold defiance of authority.

It’s amazing how some parents react when their kids make mistakes. Sometimes you need to own up to your mistakes. When you can clearly smell undiluted alcohol before drinking it, there’s no way to mistake it for water.

A drug raid at a college campus isn’t really much of a surprise.   But seeing kids caught with a cornucopia of drugs at Texas Christian University may open a few eyes.


The bust happened Wednesday morning at campus, and all of the people arrested are current students at the school.

The busts were the result of a six month operation in which those arrested sold drugs to undercover narcotics officers.

“There is no doubt, all of those arrested today, are drug dealers,” said Steve McGee, TCU Chief of Police.

McGee also revealed that the investigation began after his department received tips from students and parents.

“This shows that TCU students, staff and the community will not tolerate this kind of behavior on the TCU campus,” said McGee.

McGee said those arrested were selling marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy in both powder and pill form, LSD and prescription drugs including Xanax, hydrocodone and other opiates similar to Oxycontin.

Some of those arrested were players on the TCU football team.   This serves as a reminder to parents that students with good grades or star athletes can become drug abusers.

You can bet that most of these kids didn’t just pick this habit up when they went off to college.   Some of them started at a younger age.    This is the time for parents to realize how much work is needed to help keep their kids drug free.

It’s as simple as conversation and home drug testing.   The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit 12-panel drug test can detect many popular drug choices.

You can learn more about the Teensavers Home Drug Test by clicking HERE.  The Teensavers Home Drug Test is sold online at CVS.com, Walgreens.com, Drugstore.com, and Amazon.com.

A 12 panel test screens for the following drugs:

  • marijuana
  • pcp
  • cocaine
  • opiates
  • Amphetamines
  • Methamphetamine
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Methadone
  • Oxycodone
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants

Illinois’ Stevenson High in Lincolnshire has made dubious headlines for a drug bust involving students.   But the sheer volume of people involved is just as alarming in the lack of support parents are showing the school.      An investigation spanned several months, and it involved confiscating cell phones.   That provided detectives with electronic drug deals conducted during school hours.   While it appears very little to no physical drug exchanges took place on campus,  the investigation ended in the arrests of two students.  It appears dozens more students were suspended as a result of the investigation.

So where was the parent outrage?


It appears there was no outrage at a school board meeting on Monday night, where WGN-TV reported that only two parents showed up.    For a school of 4,000 students, with dozens suspended, just two parents bothered to find out what was going on.  This was the first public meeting where parents could hear the details and findings of the investigation.    Were there private meetings between school officials and the parents of those suspended?    Possibly.  It’s pretty clear that the parents of the two arrested students probably had a good face to face with detectives.

It appears that the “not my kid” mindset has reared its ugly head.   You know.  You tell parents that 9 out of 10 kids will do something bad once in their lives, and they respond, “not my kid!”   Well I guess those parents at Stevenson High are getting a reality check.     The truth is 4,000 kids try drugs every day for the first time.   Some of these kids are as young as 8-years-old.   And among those 4,000 kids, 2,500 of them abuse prescription drugs.   That’s 2,500 kids who may be fueling their drug habit for free via the family medicine cabinet.   Understand that mom and dad?   You are your child’s drug dealer.    Your denial is enabling their habit.     Refusing to discuss drugs with your children is a big mistake.   And you really could head things off at the pass by using home drug tests.

Parents need to stay informed, and two people showing up out of 4,000 students is ridiculous.   How long are we going to bury our heads in the sand?  How long can we ignore this problem?  Kids like marijuana.  Kids like pills.  Kids are using designer drugs.   Kids are using synthetic drugs.   This is real folks.

New statistics released this week from SAMHSA, show that a majority of college treatment admissions are for alcohol and not drugs.

College students had lower rates of treatment admissions than nonstudents their age for other types of primary substance abuse such as:

·         Heroin – 7.2 percent for college students versus 16.1 percent for nonstudents

·         Other opiates– 8.3 percent for college students versus 10.5 percent for nonstudents

·         Cocaine – 1.9 percent for college students versus 4.2 percent for nonstudents

·         Methamphetamine – 1 percent for college students versus 4.4 percent for nonstudents


A quick look at the report summary can be viewed HERE.

The scary thing is that a combined 23% of young adults have used heroin.    And the opiate numbers are close at nearly 19% of all college-aged children.

Chances are, these kids did not start using in college.   Some of this drug use has carried over from experimentation in high school.   Parents can’t let their children build up these experimentation habits in high school.  By the time they get to college or move out on their own, they have a constant supplier and they have the freedom to use in their dorm or apartments without parental supervision.

Parents have a tool they can use.    The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits scan for all of the drugs mentioned above.   A 12-panel test is the comprehensive test for your family that tests for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, oxycodone, methamphetamine, amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiaepines, methadone, PCP, MDMA (ecstasy), and tricyclic antidepressants.   Click on the box to get a Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits.



A recent news story reported that a teen was arrested after they came to school high on drugs.   The freshman had apparently taken Ambien, a prescription sleeping drug.   The drug was registered to someone else.   An alert teach noticed that the student was groggy and disoriented in class. The student had apparently taken the pill before school.

Fortunately the teacher in this Omaha, Kanasa district was not only observant but proactive and reporting the teen.     Here you have a 14-year-old taking prescriptions in order to be high through the school day.    This isn’t an 18-year-old senior with 2 weeks left (that’s not OK either!)    This is a student who is at a critical age for mental and social development.

Maybe in order to keep our kids prepared for tests in schools, we should be giving them home drug tests.    We can’t ask teacher to do their jobs in educating our kids, when parents aren’t doing their job.    We wouldn’t send children to school naked.    We wouldn’t send them without lunches or snacks.    We wouldn’t send them without supplies.    Allowing a child to attend school under the influence is just poor parenting.

It’s about time parents lock up the drugs in the house, and drug test their kids.

New information from the University of Maryland. Liberty Mutual, and SADD.

All 11th and 12th Graders Believe Their Peers Are More Likely to Drink
and Drive on Prom and Graduation Nights; Less Than One-Third Think
Driving on These Nights is Dangerous.

Students may be more likely
to drink and drive on prom and graduation nights, according to a survey
of 11th and 12th grade students across the country. Nearly all of the
students surveyed (90%) said that their peers are more likely to drink
and drive on prom night, and 79% report the same for graduation night.
Despite this belief, students do not seem to think that driving on these
nights is dangerous. Less than one-third (29%) reported that they
believe that driving on prom night comes with a high degree of danger,
and 25% said the same for graduation night. These findings suggest that
there is a need to provide high school students with prevention messages
that paint an accurate picture of the risks and consequences from
drinking and driving during prom and graduation season.

survey was conducted by ORC Guideline for Liberty Mutual and Students
Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). A total of 2,531 11th and 12th
graders from 25 randomly recruited high schools across the country were
surveyed in the Fall of 2009. The margin of error is +/- 1.7 percent.