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Drug Abuse

Blog posts with a category of Drug Abuse.

Nothing “Synthetic” about Real and Deadly Drugs

Life alone doesn’t always appear to be enough. Innately, we seek a “buzz” and even the supposedly “safe” stuff, like alcohol, can be a deadly killer when misused in a particular situation or abused over time. A prominent Detroit media executive recently committed suicide allegedly from a combination of Chantix, an anti-nicotine drug, and Lunesta, a sleeping aid. TV commercials hype a number of prescription drugs with the disclaimer, “… may cause suicide thoughts or actions.” In other words, if you take this, you may not only think about suicide, but you might also do it.

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Newsletter – Q2 2012

Issue 7 – Second Quarter 2012

CONTENTS:
Teens: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Warning Signs of Teenage Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Meet a New Oakland Staff Psychiatrist
Drug Word Search
Parenting: Why Do Kids Try Drugs?
Questions to Ask about Substance Abuse Treatment For Children & Adolescents

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