This is an option that is different then 12 steps. It is a science based resource for addiction and alcohol abuse, and even includes online meetings and more. http://www.smartrecovery.org/
Keeping kids safe is what it is all about. This site offers factual, research-based information to help parents and teachers make it less likely that youth will turn to alcohol and other drugs for recreation or solutions to their problems.
40 or 80 Oxycontin (powerful pain killer)
Abe $5 worth of drugs
Are you anywhere? Do you smoke weed?
Al Capone Heroin
Amped High on meth
Back to back Using heroin then meth
Bagging Using inhalants
Baker Marijuana smoker
Bart Simpson Heroin
Belushi Cocaine and heroin
Big Harry Heroin
Krunk Both high and drunk
Pharming Gathering, sharing and taking pills
Terms for being under the influence of drugs:
I'm so ripped.
I’m tore up.
Are you poppin?
From the Idaho Statesman
Don't panic. You can do this.
If you suspect or know your child is using drugs or alcohol, it is important to take action right away. You have already taken an important step by visiting this website to learn more. So don't give up.
by MICHELLE TRUDEAU
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As teenagers mature into their senior year of high school, many parents begin to feel more comfortable about letting them drink alcohol. But new research from brain scientists and parenting experts suggests loosening the reins on drinking may not be a good idea in the long run. And, researchers say, parents' approach to addressing teen drinking does influence a teen's behavior.
Brain researchers are finding that alcohol has a particularly toxic effect on the brain cells of adolescents. That's because their brain cells are still growing, says Susan Tapert, a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.
The regions of the brain important for judgment, critical thinking and memory do not fully mature until a person is in his or her mid-20s. Tapert found that alcohol can damage the normal growth and development of a teenager's brain cells in these regions.
"Adolescents who engage in binge drinking (that is, having five or more drinks on occasion for boys, or four or more drinks on occasion for females) tend to show some brain abnormalities in their brain's white matter. That's the fibers that connect different parts of our brains," she wrote in a recent study.
And if binge drinking continues, within two to three years, Tapert says, it can result in subtle declines in a teen's thinking and memory. She reports declines in attention and memory among the teens who had engaged in binge drinking.
"Teenagers who initiate heavy drinking actually go downhill relative to kids who ....
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