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A new BBC report says that the number of people seeking treatment for so-called “club drugs” like ecstasy and ketamine, or Special K has risen in the past six years, according to the England’s National Treatment Agency.

Last year, 6,486 people were treated for drugs classified as club drugs – up from 4,656 in 2005-06.

It is not mentioned whether synthetic drugs like bath salts, 2e-i, or spice were included in that survey.

But, despite the rise in that period, the last 12 months has seen a fall in those treated for many such drugs.

The report refers to those who sought help for their drug use, such as counselling and detoxification.

The NTA estimates that around one million people used club drugs last year.

It said club drug users make up just 2% of adults in treatment and 10% of young people in specialist services, indicating that the UK is coping with a larger drug problem.

Its research suggests that ecstasy (MDMA) remains the most common club drug people receive treatment for.

Mephedrone and ketamine are thought to be increasingly popular drugs.

A health executive in England says that while drug use overall is falling, there is an increase in the number of people turning to treatment for club drugs. But he also adds that the numbers remain small compared to heroin and crack addiction.

While these numbers are based in England, they can be an indicator of what is happening in other countries through out Europe, and in North America. Both Canada and the United States have had some ecstasy related problems in recent months.

Oxycontin is powerful.   It’s a very strong narcotic when used legitimately and it is very glamorous to substance abusers.

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Fox News recently ran a story on the celebrity obsession with Oxycontin.   You can read about it by clicking HERE.

And  while many would think that this is obsession is just a popular crazy
for Hollywood’s rich and famous, it is not.    Teens are using and
becoming hooked on Oxycontin and other opiates at alarming rates.   They
scrape together money to buy these pills.   They might also borrow, and
ultimately steal their way to another Oxy.   And when they can’t afford
to pay the $25-$40 price per pill, they turn to heroin.

Heroin is
also a strong substance, but is much cheaper than Oxy and more readily
available.    Soon, those kids who were hooked on Oxycontin, are now
hooked on heroin.

It doesn’t take much for a teen to get
hooked on these medications.  They are not scared to try these pills.
And once they like this high, they come back for more.

Home
drug testing is a good way to keep your teen away from drugs.   Just
having a Teensavers home drug test around the house can help influence
your teen to say, “No. I can’t try that.  My parents drug test me.”
And using home drug tests can help ensure that they aren’t sneaking
medications into their system.    It is often difficult to detect when a
teen is using a pill.   Unlike marijuana or alcohol, there is no
smell.

Hollywood’s obsession with fashion certainly transcends
to the public.   They want to wear what Jennifer Aniston, Kim
Kardashian, or Justin Bieber are wearing.    Likewise, the public might
want to experience what Courtney Love, Heath Ledger, or Michael Jackson
once used.

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TeenSaver Diagnostics Inc., an Irvine, California based
company, is proud to announce that the latest generation of home drug
testing, the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit®, is available on Walgreens
drug store’s online site, Walgreens.com.
“We are pleased that
the Walgreens family and Walgreens.com is now offering a family branded
home drug test kit,” said Steve Stahovich, President of TeenSaver
Diagnostics.     “For over 100 years, Walgreens has been a leader in
providing affordable and reliable home and health care products to
families across America.   We have tremendous pride that families can
trust the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit®, and we are grateful that the
Walgreens Corporation, the nation’s largest drug store chain, shares
that same trust in our product.”
There are five different Teensavers Home Drug Test Kits® available on the retailer’s website, Walgreens.com:
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— 3-panel ($21.99), which tests for Marijuana, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.
— 5-panel ($25.99) screens for the previous three drugs, plus Oxycodone and Opiates.
— 7-panel ($29.99) screens for the previous 5 drugs plus Benzodiazepines and Ecstasy (MDMA.)

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“We are proud to be able to offer home drug testing choices to
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medicine cabinets.  “Kids are turning to prescription drugs in alarming
numbers.   This test can be your weapon in not only detecting the drug
use, but deterring it.   Having this test at home puts teens on notice
that they could face drug testing at any time.   The next time they are
asked to try drugs by someone they know, they won’t hesitate to say, “I
can’t. My parents home drug test me.””
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New information from the University of Maryland. Liberty Mutual, and SADD.

Nearly
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.

NOTES: The
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.

 

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

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.

Benzodiazepines
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.

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

America’s
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.

 

 

 

 

A heartbreaking story out of Ormond Beach, Florida.   A man is accused of coercing a young boy and his friend to dumpster dive for discarded bottles of Methodone.   The group then went back and mixed the residue from the bottles with water to make a drug concoction.   The concoction made the boys numb and nauseated, and eventually they passed out.

Methadone is a synthetic opioid used to help heroin addicts avoid using that drug.

What is troubling is that the medical examiner found traces of Xanax in Bryce’s urine.   The boy had apparently taken a Xanax pill the night before he died.  There’s no indication as to how he got ahold of the pill.

A Parson family friend told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that Bruce did not have a “history of drugs.”

This serves as a lesson to all parents.   If this 14-year-old had done drugs before, his parent clearly knew nothing about it.    If this was his first exprience using drugs, it was also his last.   Parents need to be vigilant and talk to their children about drugs, and Myteensavers recommends a home drug test kit to help confirm that your child is drug-free.

a 12-panel Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit tests for marijuana, opiates, cocaine, PCP, Ecstasy, Amphetamine, Methamphetamines, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Oxycodone, Methodone, and Tricyclic Antidepressants.

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It would surprise most people.   But pr0-active and caring parents are making great strides in protecting their children.    They are out buying home drug tests for their teens.  We all know Google.  Well, Google ranks all things Google.    That includes searches.   A common search phrase found is quite simply: Where can I get a home drug test kit.

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Yes, you can get them cheaper.   But before you buy, ask yourself these questions:

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  • Is it FDA approved?   Absolutely.  The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit is FDA cleared for sale.
  • Where is it made?    The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit is made in the USA.    Most of those cheaper tests are foreign made.   That means you cannot count on their levels to be right for your family!
  • Is it messy?    The Teensavers Home Drug Test kit is designed to make it easy to use without a concern of making a mess.   No parent wants to play lab technician and handle urine or dip a test strip into an open cup of urine.   The Teensavers cup is made to lock and give you results without dipping, shaking, or flipping over your cup.
  • Will this test provide me with more than answers?   The Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit goes beyond results, providing you with a toll-free hotline for you to get your questions answered.    Our trained counselors can provide you with test intructions, answer your questions about a certain drug, or help find you the best treatment for your family.

The answer is right here:

The choice shouldn’t be difficult.   We all want to see our children grow up into adulthood and perhaps have children of their own.   Each year, we lose thousands of teens to drug use.   Isn’t it time to stop the pattern?   Most parent have no problem saying, “it’s not my kid.”    But sadly, it is someone else’s kid.    They too may have been saying “not my kid,” before their heartbreaking discovery.

Consider the benefits of the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit.  A 12-panel test screens for:

Marijuana

Opiates

PCP

Cocaine

Methamphetamines

Amphetamines

Methodone

Oxycodone

Baribiturates

Benzodiazapines

Ecstasy MDMA

Tricyclic Anti-Depressants

This press release from UNC shows the severity of prescription drug abuse.    If you know someone that needs help, or you need a Teensavers home drug test kit CLICK HERE.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Unintentional overdose deaths in teens and adults have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. In some 20 states in 2007 the number of unintentional drug poisoning deaths exceeded either motor vehicle crashes or suicides, two of the leading causes of injury death. Prescription opioid pain medications are driving this overdose epidemic. Opioid pain medications were also involved in about 36 percent of all poisoning suicides in the U.S. in 2007.

In a commentary article released ahead of the print version in the April 19, 2011 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, physicians affiliated with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center cite data noting that in 2007 unintentional deaths due to prescription opioid pain killers were involved in more overdose deaths than heroin and cocaine combined.

The new report was co-authored by CDC medical epidemiologist Leonard J. Paulozzi, MD, MPH; Richard H. Weisler, MD, adjunct professor of psychiatry at UNC and adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center; and Ashwin A. Patkar, MD, associate professor in the psychiatry and behavioral sciences department at Duke University. More than describing the scope of unintentional prescription opioid overdose deaths, their report is aimed at helping doctors control the problem.

Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. Dr. Weisler says that to put this in perspective, the number of 2007 U.S. unintentional drug poisoning deaths alone represents tragically about 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan from the beginning of both wars through Feb 20, 2011.

Alternatively, the 2007 U.S. unintentional drug poisoning deaths would be equivalent to losing an airplane carrying 150 passengers and crew every day for six months, which clearly would be totally unacceptable from a public health perspective.

The CDC sounded alarms regarding the issue in several reports last year. In June 2010, for example, the agency announced that the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) found that 1 in 5 high school students in the United States have abused prescription drugs, including the opioid painkillers OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin. Opioids are synthetic versions of opium that are used to treat moderate and severe pain.

And in June last year the CDC reported that visits to hospital emergency departments involving nonmedical use of prescription narcotic pain relievers has more than doubled, rising 111 percent, between 2004 and 2008.

The authors note various reports citing some key factors linked to the problem: increased nonmedical use of opioids without a prescription “… solely for the feeling it causes” and that medical providers, psychiatrists and primary care physicians included, may fail to anticipate among their patients the extent of overlap between chronic pain, mental illness and substance abuse.

For example, 15 percent to 30 percent of people with unipolar, bipolar, anxiety, psychotic, non-psychotic, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders will also have substance abuse problems. Dr. Patkar said, “Similarly, people with substance abuse are more likely to have another mental illness and a significant number of patients with chronic pain will have mental illness or substance abuse problems.”

Moreover, opioids, benzodiazepines, anti-depressants, and sleep aids “are frequently prescribed in combination despite their potentially harmful additive effects,” the authors point out. And it’s the combinations of these drugs that are frequently found in the toxicology reports of people dying of overdoses.

In their recommendations to physicians, the authors suggest that before prescribing opioids, doctors should try non-narcotic medications as well as, when possible, physical therapy, psychotherapy, exercise, and other non-medicinal methods. And that these methods are given “an adequate trial” before moving to opioids.

“It is very important to screen patients with chronic pain who may require opioid therapy for substance abuse and mental health problems, especially depression and other mood and anxiety disorders and address these problems adequately,” they state.

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