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Drug abuse in teens
Drug abuse in teens used to mean back alley drug deals where shady characters sold drugs to teens. This may soon change. While California ponders the legalization of marijuana, there is another similar drug that is legal in most states and just as potent according to some sources. The kids call it by many names, fake weed, K2 Spice, Spice Gold, or simply K2. This drug is anything but safe and may cause hallucinations, vomiting, heart palpitations and other dangerous side effects.
K2 first started showing up in the Midwest. But now other states report it is cropping up all over the country. Dr. Anthony Scalzo, a professor of toxicology at Saint Louis University said, "I think K2 is likely a bigger problem than we're aware of at this time."
Substance abuse isn't a new problem with kids, but legal substance abuse is a growing concern. Kids get high on all kinds of legal products including cough syrup, glue, whip cream cans (known as huffing), among others.
K2 is now added to the list.
What does K2 look like?
K2 is a pile of dried herbs and spices with a special chemical sprayed onto them. This chemical is a potent psychotropic drug, possibly laced with unknown toxic substances.
Prevention is the strongest weapon in substance abuse
A recent report by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University is promoting Family Day- a day to eat dinner with your kids.
"The Power of Parenting
Whether you’re cooking a gourmet meal, ordering food from your favorite take-out place or eating on the go, rest assured that what your kids really want during dinnertime is YOU! Family meals are the perfect time to talk to your kids and to listen to what’s on their mind. The more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs."
Simply getting back to basics in life can make all the difference in your child's life. This study proved that kids think eating together as a family is important. It also shows that what kids need is for you to hear them, get to know them, and like them as people.
How to help a teen with substance abuse
There are many programs available for families to get help when there is a drug abuse or alcohol abuse problem. These programs are designed to change behaviors and offer counseling, not only for the abuser but also for the entire family.Addictions affect everyone involved in that person's life.
There are many government sponsored programs, private drug and alcohol treatment centers, and many faith based ones too. If you suspect someone you love has an addiction problem, try to get them help if you can. The difficulty with addictions is the will to quit. It is very hard to get free of addictive substances.
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The most effective weapon is you. Your child needs to know you care. The world is a scary place for kids and they need your reassurance, hope, and feeling of safety. Love your kids, pray for your kids, enjoy your kids. These are some of the best drug and alcohol treatments around.
Keep watch over what your kids are doing and be on the look out for small packets of dried herbs. K2 is also available on the internet so be aware of what is coming by mail. States may eventually outlaw K2 (6 have so far), but the best deterrent is an involved parent.
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