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.
Heroin use is on the rise in the U.S. - and so are deaths from heroin overdoses. Here's what you need to know if you think a family member or friend is using it.
Drug Addiction: Know the Warning Signs
Learn how addiction affects your brain and behavior.
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: Teachable Moments
Some parents mistakenly think that a single conversation with their teenager about the risks of drug use is enough. But an ongoing conversation is far more effective. WebMD offers tips on answering your teen's questions honestly and keeping the dialogue open.
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.
Teens and Peer Pressure
Learn how peer pressure can affect your teen’s decisions and how you can help him resist pressure from other teens.
5 Mistakes Parents Make With Teens and Tweens
As your child grows into adolescence, you need to adapt your parenting skills for a teenager. Here are the top mistakes parents make with their teens and tweens, and how to avoid them.
Teen Drug Slang: Dictionary for Parents
Understanding slang words for drugs gives parents a key tool in monitoring their teens for drug abuse.
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.