Teen Drug Abuse Directory
Teen drug use is extremely prevalent. If you're a teen, knowing how to stand up for yourself in pressuring situations is vital. And if you're a teen already abusing drugs, talk to a trusted adult for help. Drugs can cause numerous physical and emotional problems, including depression, growth problems, psychiatric disorders, and much more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how drug abuse affects teens' health, how to get help for drug abuse, how to avoid drug abuse, and much more.
Teens and Cough Medicine Abuse: A Checklist for Parents
Abuse of cough and cold medicines among teens is a widespread and serious issue. WebMD provides practical advice to parents for addressing the issue right now.
Teens: Take a Stand on Drugs
Studies show that most teens don’t use drugs. But that doesnt' mean they don't face pressures to do so. WebMD offers tips for teens and advice for parents on avoiding the pitfalls of drug and alcohol use.
Teen Drug Abuse of Cough Medicine: 9 Warning Signs
Learn more from WebMD about spotting signs that your teen is abusing cough and cold medicine -- and what to do if you suspect it.
Cough Medicine Abuse: Teens Make the Right Decisions
WebMD offers a tool to help your teen avoid abuse of cough and cold medicines that contain DXM.
Teen Drug Abuse of Cough Medicine
One in 10 American teenagers has abused cough or cold medicines with DXM to get high, making it more popular in that age group than cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and meth. Parents and teens need to know the risks and dangers of DXM abuse.
Teen Drug Slang: Dictionary for Parents
Understanding slang words for drugs gives parents a key tool in monitoring their teens for drug abuse.
My Kid Is Drug-Free
Should schools have the right to test your kids for drugs? One father said no -- and his decision has embroiled him in a high-stakes legal battle over constitutional rights.
The Real Link Between Tired Teens and Drugs
A new study shows that many teens start using drugs because they're not getting enough sleep.
Preventing Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse in Teens
A mother and psychologist whose teenage daughter’s drug abuse began with over-the-counter medicines reflects on why she didn’t see it sooner.
How Parents Can Prevent Teen OTC Drug Abuse
A drug rehab counselor talks about how parents can prevent those first steps to teenage drug addiction.
A Teenager’s Story of OTC Drug Abuse
A teenager in rehab talks about how abusing over-the-counter medicines led to harder drugs and eventually her arrest.